This section includes pieces from the OST field describing 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, contact our senior editor Leslie Lapides.
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This photoessay describes an innovative program that is a collaboration between Educational Video Center, The New York City Writing Project, and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreations RecYouth program. An afterschool program that focuses on media literacy, it also prepares high school students for college and a career in digital media arts — granting them high school and early college credit.
Deep Center, a youth program in Savannah, Georgia, hosted an event that went to the heart of how they use creative writing and storytelling as a tool for youth learning, leadership, and community celebration. Savannah’s young authors invited their family members and community chefs to write, eat, and talk about how their favorite foods reflect the ways their families came to Savannah.
Literacy Inc. (LINC) is an early literacy organization dedicated to spreading the joy of reading throughout communities across New York City.
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.