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The Impact of After-School Programs

7/1/2003:   Whether you’re considering creating an afterschool program or trying to persuade decisionmakers in your community to allocate the resources for one, a recent report by Campfire USA and the National Collaboration for Youth provides plenty of evidence of the success of such programs.

Citing data from more than a dozen investigations, the report reveals increased high school graduation rates in one study, improved reading and math scores in another, research that rates of teen crime and victimization are greatest in the hours immediately after school, and a nationwide survey showing overwhelming public support for afterschool programs. Each bullet point includes a citation to the original study to aid in your agency’s efforts to secure funding for similar programs.

For the full summary, visit http://www.nydic.org/after-school%20research%201.doc.

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