Out-of-School Time is Critical for Children: Who Participates in Programs?

Publication Date:

December 01, 2006

Research has shown that consistent participation in organized, high-quality out-of-school time activities can have both educational and social/emotional benefits and may have the most positive effects for youth who are most at risk. Understanding who participates is an important question to answer in order for policymakers, funders, and practitioners to identify gaps and target resources.