New Directions for Youth Development: Rethinking Programs for Youth in the Middle School Years

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Edited by Dale A. Blyth and Joyce A. Walker

Wiley Periodicals

123 pages. $29.

The winter issue of this journal examines the quality of after-school programs for middle school-aged youth. Each chapter covers successful program models targeting 9- to 15-year-olds and reviews studies that highlight the developmental needs of those youth. The journal helps youth workers understand what youth want and need from community after-school programs. Several professionals give advice on how to establish successful programs and keep parents, youth and the community interested in meeting the developmental needs of early adolescents. (888) 378-2537,