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Shaping the Future of After-School

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September 10, 2007
Shaping the Future of After-School

This report by the Every Hour Counts documents the critical role intermediaries play in the development of after-school systems in their cities. This report shows how intermediaries have helped increase the quality, sustainability, and availability of after-school and offers a vision for public policy change to support the continued growth of after-school.

The report illustrates the following successes intermediaries have had in building systemic structures for out-of-school time where none previously existed:

  • Brokering relationships
  • Convening local organizations
  • Rationalizing and expanding services
  • Increasing program quality
  • Strengthening and supporting the workforce
  • Research and evaluation
  • Promoting sustainability

It also describes a common set of challenges intermediares face as they seek to grow after-school programs to scale in their cities while maintaining high-quality programming:

  • Meaningful measures of productivity and success
  • Strengthening the connections between in-school and out-of-school learning
  • Developing programs and services that meet the needs of older youth
  • Designing programs that address racial, economic, and gender inequities
  • Building an OST workforce capable of delivering quality services

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Research Reports

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