Reading & Writing: Program Examples

Program Examples take 2This section provides program examples of OST literacy activities focused on reading, writing, and other types of literacies during out-of-school time.


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Youth FX

Focusing on visual storytelling, technical proficiency and creative expression, Youth FX students learn the various aspects of digital film production such as cinematography, editing, sound, and lighting. Youth FX primarily works with young people who reside in neighborhoods of Albany, NY, that have been historically under served and in need of meaningful opportunities for training and engagement in new digital media technology. Participants engage in their communities by creating documentary and short fiction films that reflect their understanding and vision of the world around them.

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Fotofest Afterschool Program

Fotofest Afterschool program engages youth in photography as well as develops their literacy skills.

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Kidzlit Reading Program (Video)

Kidzlit is an afterschool literacy curriculum.  This video demonstrates the range of reading approaches that participants in the program use, such as partner reading.

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Hispanic Family Services Arts and Literacy Program

This case study examines the evolution of the Arts and Literacy program at the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services.

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Girl reading next to painting

 Page Turners Afterschool Program

A case study of the afterschool literacy program Page Turners run by Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries, Metro Baptist Church.

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Teens Curate Teens Opening and TRaC Finale, Teen Advisory Council and teen curators

Case Study — Teen Critics and Reviewers

This case study tells the story behind an ArtsConnection program, Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC), which brings youth to low-cost art and theater shows and engages them in writing reviews and critiques.

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