Topic Areas > Older Youth Programming
|Attracting and Sustaining Youth Participation in After School Programs|
City Strategies to Engage Older Youth in Afterschool Programs
Guide from the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families on how to increase participation among older youth in OST programs. The practices described in the guide draw upon research on the unique developmental needs of middle and high school aged youth and what seems to work best in recruitment and retention of these youth.
Older Youth: Student Recruitment and Retention
Notes from the August 13, 2015 Peer to Peer teleconference.
Strategies for attracting and sustaining participation in after-school programs
Article from the School Superintendents Association (AASA) addresses insights for attracting and sustaining youngsters’ participation based on more than 60 recent evaluations of out-of-school time programs in the Harvard Family Research Project Out-of-School Time Program Evaluation Database
|Out-of-School Time Programs for Older Youth|
Program and City-level Strategies to Support Sustained Participation in Out-of-School Time
This publication from the Harvard
Family Research Project is a report of a study on programs serving older youth
in out-of-school time programs. It includes information on keeping youth
engaged over time, developmental differences between middle and high school
programs, supports to promote and sustain participation, and key findings and
|Building Successful High School Afterschool Programs|
Best Practices for Credit Recovery in OST Programs
This site includes a recorded webinar titled Best practices for credit recovery OST
programs. It includes information
about the need for credit recovery programs in
out-of-school program, how to determine if credit recovery is an appropriate
fit for a student, why to offer credit recovery after school, determining the
need for a credit recovery program, and
strategies for conducting a credit recovery program.
|Credit Recovery Through Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs|
California AfterSchool Network Webinars
Webpage includes links to a series of webinars developed by the California AfterSchool Network on topics around older youth, including:
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