Reading & Writing: OST Field Notes

Voices from the Field take 3This section includes voices from the OST field that describes practices with children and youth.  It includes guest blogs and v-logs (video logs), photo-essays and narratives by practitioners reflecting about lessons and learning in the area of the language and literacy in the out-of-school time.

We accept submissions from practitioners in the OST field.  For more information about submitting your work, email

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Integrating Literacy into the Arts

The Coalition for Hispanic Family Services Arts and Literacy After School and Summer Program builds literacy in the widest sense of the word through visual arts, music, theater, dance, photo/video, yoga, and martial arts projects.

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Learning Inside an Out-of-School Newsroom

By Elisabeth (Lissa) Soep, PhD, research director and senior producer at Youth Radio.

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Literacy and Service Learning

New Settlement Apartments’ Bronx Helpers program empowers youth to be part of positive community change through project based learning.

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Reading Everywhere Program Demonstrates the Value of Reading

Literacy Inc. (LINC) is an early literacy organization dedicated to spreading the joy of reading throughout communities across New York City.

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Salsa Scholars: Getting Kids Moving, Reading and Writing!

Good Shepherd Services is a New York City nonprofit serving about 2,700 K-8th graders through 27 afterschool programs located in low income communities in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

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