Afterschool Matters: Creative Programs That Connect Youth Development and Student Achievement
Sara L. Hill, Sara Louisa Hill
SAGE Publications, 2008 - Education - 109 pages
Afterschool programs comprise an important and promising piece of the overall puzzle in raising student achievement. Written by experts in the field of afterschool youth development and supported by The Bowne Foundation, one of the leading funders for afterschool programs, this book will describe specific youth development afterschool programs and activities that bridge the gap between fun and school.
Each chapter identifies what activities support academic achievement and are aligned with learning standards. All activities presented are aligned to youth development principles, grounded in student interest, and allow for a range of student competencies.