Getting it Right: Strategies for After-School Success


This report synthesizes the last 10 years of findings from Public/Private Ventures and other researchers’ work to address one of the most demanding challenges facing today’s after-school programs-how to create and manage programs that stand the best chance of producing specific, policy-relevant outcomes. The research brief, Getting it Right: Strategies for Afterschool Success examines recruitment strategies that attract young people to activities, the qualities that make activities engaging and motivate participants to attend regularly, and the infrastructure-staffing, management and monitoring-needed to support such activities. The report’s final chapter explores the fiscal realities of after-school programming, considering how administrators might stretch existing dollars to enhance services.  There is a specific section within the report dedicated to working with older youth.