National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), The Center for Research on Women, Wellesley College (Web site)
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), The Center for Research on Women, Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA: Wellesley College, The Center for Research on Women, National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST)
Serves as a clearinghouse of information about ways to improve the availability, quality, and viability of out-of-school time (OST) programs and also about efforts to improve the education, training, and compensation of the OST workforce. The National Institute on Out-of-School Time's Web site offers program staff and educators: (1) information about how local, statewide, and national workforce development initiatives are building training systems, offering school-age and youth development credentials and certification programs, and developing core competencies; (2) background on how specific states and cities are building a skilled and stable OST workforce; (3) a database of relevant articles, books, and fact sheets, including reports on successful OST programs; (4) specific reports focusing on such subjects as creating after-school opportunities that engage the interest and participation of high school-age youth, involving families in supporting and improving OST programs; (5) links to curriculum planning guides and literacy programs; and (6) information about interactive, research-based training, as well as local training events and annual seminars, for directors and staff, school administrators, and community leaders.