Tutoring and Extended Day Learning

Resources

Afterschool Alliance

The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children.
Visit the Afterschool Alliance website.

Critical Hours: Afterschool Programs and Educational Success

Critical Hours from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation synthesizes information available from studies of afterschool programs and offers conclusions about the contributions of afterschool programs to children's overall success in school. The report pays special attention to the academic achievement and overall development of middle school students.
Download Critical Hours: Afterschool Programs and Educational Success.

Effective and Promising Summer Learning Programs and Approaches for Economically-Disadvantaged Children and Youth

Effective summer programs can reduce summer learning loss among low-income youth, a leading cause of the achievement gap between low-income and more affluent students. This report from Child Trends reviews the limited number of summer learning programs that have been rigorously evaluated and suggests that these programs are likely to have positive impacts when they engage students in activities that are hands-on, enjoyable, and have real-world applications.
Download Effective and Promising Summer Learning Programs and Approaches for Economically-Disadvantaged Children and Youth.

Measuring Youth Program Quality: A Guide to Assessment Tools

With the after-school and youth development fields expanding and maturing over the past several years, program quality assessment has emerged as a central theme. This March 2007 guide from the Forum for Youth Investmentexamines several youth program quality assessment tools and helps you decide if the tools are right for your program.
Download Measuring Youth Program Quality: A Guide to Assessment Tools.

National Institute on Out-of-School Time

The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) brings national attention to the importance of children's out-of-school time. NIOST initiative include research, evaluation and consultation, policy development and public awareness, and training and curriculum development.
Visit the National Institute on Out-of-School Time website.

Youth.gov Afterschool Programs Webpage

This Youth.gov webpage provides information and resources on funding, starting, and operating an afterschool program.
Visit the Youth.gov Afterschool Programs webpage.