Edited by Dale A. Blyth and Joyce A. Walker
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, http://www.josseybass.com.