Out-of-school time programs encompass a wide range of offerings for young people that take place after school, on the weekends, and during the summer and other school breaks. Important considerations for out-of-school time environments include keeping young people safe, providing opportunities for positive relationships with adults and peers, time for physical recreation and unstructured play, development of skills and exploration of interests, enhancing positive character traits, and strengthening academic and life skills. Following are some of our most relevant resources for this topic.
- Webinar – Making Summer Count: Using High-Quality Summer Programs to Boost Children’s Learning
- Beyond Fun and Games: Tips and Resources for Summer Programs (PDF)
Online Library Items
- Youth and Communities Helping Each Other: Community-Based Organizations Using Service-Learning as a Strategy During Out-of-School Time
- Getting It Right: Strategies for After-School Success