Getting it Right: Strategies for After-School Success


 Getting it Right: Strategies for Afterschool Success outlines how to create and manage quality programs. It includes a number of chapters that may support program start-up including topics such as:

  • recruitment strategies that attract young people 
  • the qualities that make activities engaging and motivate participants to attend regularly
  • infrastructure-staffing, management, and program monitoring
  • fiscal realities of programming, how to stretch existing dollars to enhance services 
  • working with older youth

While this report was released over 15 years ago it synthesizes 10 years of findings from Public/Private Ventures and other researchers’ work  and still offers valuable insights for those establishing afterschool programs.