For OST Programs

RESOURCES

THE LATEST BEST PRACTICES FOR HIGH QUALITY PROGRAMS

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Afterschool Time

 

We believe that Out-of-School Time support and opportunities are essential to healthy learning and development.

Youth Recruitment and Retention

 

Recruitment and retention in OST programs can be thought of as two sides of the same coin: after the initial decision to try out a program, youth need to be continually recruited to keep attending, or to be retained in the program. Youth decide to participate (and to keep on participating) in programs based on a number of interacting intrapersonal, interpersonal, and contextual factors. The articles here feature updated research on this topic

Out-of-School Time Data

 

We have reviewed the data from multiple program partners and refined our resources to include the best of the best.

Staff Recruitment and Retention

 

Proper staff recruitment and retention is a vital part of building a strong OST program infrastructure. Because staff turnover is often high, many OST programs are overwhelmed with the capacity to properly hire staff that encompasses the mission and vision of their OST programs. The articles here feature updated research on this topic

Out-Of-School Time Funding

 

The demand for affordable, high quality Out-of-School Time and community school programs is growing rapidly. Programs encompass a wide range of offerings for young people that take place after school, on the weekends, and during the summer.

Summer Learning

 

Through participation in a professional learning community, there are opportunities to hone expertise and share with each other.