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Afterschool Programs That Follow Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Social and Emotional Development Are Effective

Afterschool Programs That Follow Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Social and Emotional Development Are Effective

Based on the study of effective OST programs by Durlak and Weissberg, this article describes the SAFE model of program design that supports quality programming.

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A Place for the Arts - Lessons Learned from an Afterschool Art Experience with Reclaimed Materials

A Place for the Arts: Lessons Learned from an Afterschool Art Experience with Reclaimed Materials

Unencumbered by restrictions surrounding formal classrooms, this article describes how afterschool programs can offer exploratory art activities that support young learners’ artistic creation, arts viewing, and aesthetic experiences.

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