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After-School Apprenticeship Program Cross-City Report

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February 26, 2010
After-School Apprenticeship Program Cross-City Report

The Center for After-School Excellence (The Center), a division of The After-School Corporation (TASC), conducted this evaluation of The After-School Apprenticeship Program (ASAP) in New York City, Providence and Boston. The purpose of this evaluation was to identify successes and areas for improvement of the program, and to determine if it delivered positive socio-emotional and professional benefits to the apprentices.

Major Findings

  • ASAP participants were very positive about their experience in the program.
  • Boston participants were predominantly male (89%), while more females participated in New York and Providence (53% and 56%, respectively).
  • Approximately three-quarters of participants (72%) across the three cities who completed the internship stated that they would like to participate in ASAP again next year.
  • While several participants reported that their routine during the apprenticeship was difficult because of their school schedules and responsibilities, overall, they believed that the internship period was very successful and benefited both themselves and the younger children with whom they worked.
  • A concern voiced by participants in New York and Providence was that the other apprentices at their sites sometimes created more work for them by not taking the job as seriously as they did.
  • At the end of the program, participants in New York and Providence were most interested in careers in which they could help others and in professional positions.
  • Overall, staff members in each city viewed the program as a success and appreciated the extensive training that their apprentices received.

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