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.
Sara Hill, EdD, has worked in community-based education for 20 years. She has conducted research at community-based youth programs, both in the U.S. as well as internationally, and published several articles in the areas of literacy, youth development and community-based education. She received her MEd from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her EdD from Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.