To ensure a safe and caring environment for children and youth
The Out-of-School Time Learning and Development Project (Web site)
Harvard Family Research Project
Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project
Provides information in support of improving the quality, accessibility, and sustainability of out-of-school time (OST) programs across the United States. The Web site contains a variety of products and resources of interest to educators and related professionals who are working to enhance the development of children ages 5 through 13, including: (1) a database of OST program evaluations that can be used to support program and policy development and to promote discussion among practitioners, policymakers, and researchers about evaluation issues and priorities in this field; (2) a bibliography of OST evaluations by program area, ranging from family involvement programs to cultural/heritage programs that serve specific immigrant populations, including Hmong and Latino youth; (3) analyses of information in the OST database and a series of briefing papers on such topics as the role of youth as evaluators, state strategies and investments in OST evaluation, implementation issues, and OST outcomes; (4)information about evaluation and training workshops at national conferences such as those sponsored by the National League of Cities, the Afterschool Alliance, and Voices for America's Children, as well as selected conference proceedings; and (5) news and related updates on important developments in after-school evaluation and research.