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Engaging older youth in out-of-school time: Applying research to practice

Priscilla M. Little
Research and evaluation consultant

March 11, 2011

This presentation describes promising research-based practices in working with middle and high school youth in out-of-school time (OST) programs, examining what programs can do to support participation, engagement, and positive outcomes. Given the recent growth of city-and state-level OST systems, the presentation also includes a discussion of the potential role of OST systems in supporting effective youth programming.

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Selected research:

Outcomes for older youth

Program practices and structures

OST systems



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