New Presentations on Out of School Time

Posted by on March 31, 2006

[posted from Promising Practices in AfterSchool listserv]

Harvard Family Research Project’s out-of-school time experts regularly present at conferences on a range of out-of-school time issues. Two of our recent presentations are now available on our website.

Our symposium presentation, Supporting Children’s Development in and out of the Classroom, examines parenting behaviors and their associations with children’s outcomes in adolescence — including children’s participation in out-of-school time activities. It was presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Human Development, which took place in Asilomar, California, this past October.

In our presentation, Engaging Adolescents in Out-of-School Time Programs: Learning What Works, we reported on the benefits of participation in out-of-school time activities, contextual predictors of youth participation in such activities, and strategies for improving recruitment and retention in out-of-school time programs at the American Youth Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., on October 7, 2005.

Both are available at:

We hope they are useful to you in your work.

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