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Gap study results

Exploring the Supply and Demand for Community Learning Opportunities in Minnesota

Ann Lochner, Gina Allen and Dale Blyth

front cover of the Gap study report


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Dear Fellow Minnesotans
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Executive Summary
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Section 1: Time use, How do Minnesota youth spend their time?
Page 14

Section 2: Quality, What is the perceived quality of Minnesota youth programs?
Page 20

Section 3: Community satisfaction, How satisfied are Minnesotans with their community's efforts in youth programming?
Page 26

Section 4: Wants and needs, What do Minnesota parents and youth want in programs?
Page 32

Section 5: Value, What do Minnesota parents and youth value about youth programs?
Page 38

Section 6: Barriers, How difficult is it for Minnesota families to find community learning opportunities? Page 46

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Supporting materials

All Work and No Play?
This study was the impetus for the survey of Minnesota parents and youth.

Journeys into Community (PDF)
Vision and recommendations from the Minnesota Commission on Out-of-School Time.

Literature Review: Initial Findings (PDF)
Narrative for Exploring Supply and Demand for Out-of-School Opportunities in Minnesota.

Literature Review: Complete Bibliography (PDF)
Exploring Supply and Demand for Out-of-School-Opportunities in Minnesota.

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