After School Publications

Articles and Links

The Study of Promising Afterschool Programs
Because educational achievement remains a primary pathway out of poverty for youth from economically disadvantaged circumstances, increasing attention is being directed to both in-school and out-of-school activities that support educational achievement and set young people on a positive trajectory toward adulthood.

The University of Texas C.I.R.C.L.E Best Practices
The University of Texas Health Science Center’s Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) provides proven learning solutions derived from, and supported by, documented research. Their services include clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of learning disorders, and cutting-edge research on techniques to enhance a child’s home and learning environment.

The Developmental Assets
The Search Institute has used research to identify the 40 positive qualities that influence young people’s development and help them to become caring, responsible, and productive adults.

The Developmental Relationships
The Search Institute has adopted the term developmental relationship to describe 20 actions that challenge youths’ growth, provide support, share power, and expand their possibilities.

Engaging Older Youth
This report from the Harvard Family Research Project and Public/Private Ventures, commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, focuses on program and city-level strategies for engaging middle and high school youth in out-of-school time.

Recruiting Youth and Increasing Attendance

Child Trends has a department that is dedicated to youth development evaluation and research. Here are two Child Trend publications of interest to YEN providers:

Literature Review and Other Reports of Miami-Dade County Public Schools
This Section contains various reports and Literature Reviews that were compiled by Research Services. These reviews include summaries of educational research articles, reports, books - publications of any kind. The publications are relevant to educational administrators, teachers, and staff for the purpose of policy and management decision-making.

The New Demography of American Schools, Immigration and the No Child Left Behind ActThis report explores how immigration is changing the profile of the nation’s elementary and secondary student population during this era of reform.

Overview of the Socio-Economic Condition of Miami-Dade County
Presents the 2007 report overview of the social and economic development of Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
Information includes population estimates, business facts, and population density figures.

Harvard Family Research Project


Learn about the YEN onsite assessment tool being used this year.

Youth Development Articles

Access articles about Youth Development including "Engaging Older Youths".