Social Emotional

A Seat at the Table: Listening to Adolescent Black Girls
An “I” in Teen? Perceived Agency in a Youth Development Program
Being and Becoming Scientists
Bringing Afterschool Home-OST Programming in Affordable Housing Communities
Coaching for Early Literacy Support
Connecting Afterschool Program Quality to Social, Emotional, and Literacy Skill Development
Connecting Urban Students with Engineering Design: Community-Focused, Student-Driven Projects
Creative Youth Development in the Context of Homelessness
Critical Friendship: Helping Youth Lift as They Climb Together
Crumpled Molecules and Edible Plastic: Science Learning Activation in Out-of-School Time
Designing for Belonging and Becoming in an Afterschool Tinkering Program
Designing for Engagement
Disconnecting and Reconnecting
Emotional Intelligence and Workplace Stress Among Afterschool Supervisors in Low-Income Communities
Group Mentoring and Identity Formation for Young Men of Color
How Clean Is My Water?
How to Introduce Creative Youth Development into an Existing Afterschool Program
Muggle Magic
Partnerships to Transform STEM Learning
Playful Learning Landscapes
Positive Youth Development Through Hip-Hop Music Production
Process Over Product
Promoting Mental Health Careers and Improving Mental Health Outcomes Among Latinx Youth
Raising Real Leaders Using Virtual Worlds
Reinventing ADHD in Out-of-School Time
Seed Balls and the Circle of Courage: A Decolonization Model of Youth Development in an Environmental Stewardship Program
Social and Emotional Learning in Afterschool Settings
Stone Soup
Supporting Afterschool Literacy
Supporting Latinx Youth Participation in Out-of-School Time Programs
The Micro Temporal Arc: A Practical Planning Tool for Afterschool Student Engagement
Transcend the Summer Slump
Trends in Creative Youth Development Programs
Using Screen Time to Promote Green Time
Voices From the Field: "Systems Trump Programs” A Case for Agency Support in Afterschool
What If? Building Creative Cultures for STEM Making and Learning
Youth GO: An Approach to Gathering Youth Perspectives in Out-of-School Time Programs
Youth Perspectives on Staff Turnover in Afterschool Programs
Youth-Led Participatory Action Research: Promoting Youth Voice and Adult Support in Afterschool Programs

    "NIOST has been an anchor for numerous school age care projects we do, including ASQ (After-School Quality) and Links to Learning. They are a nationally respected organization that Pennsylvania has partnered with for over 20 years."

    – Betsy O. Saatman, TA Specialist/SAC Initiatives, Pennsylvania Key

    "NIOST was a core partner in supporting the development of quality improvement systems across the nine cities that participated in The Wallace Foundation Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative. The NIOST team worked well with other technical assistance partners in the initiative, always willing to pitch in and collaborate with others to make our professional learning community meetings a team effort. I truly hope the Foundation has an opportunity to partner with them in the future."

    – Priscilla M. Little, Initiative Manager, The Wallace Foundation


    "NIOST has been a leader in the out-of-school time field for as long as I can remember, and I have relied on their research, tools, and advice to improve my practice throughout my career. Their staff members are good partners and good listeners, and their influence across the country is palpable."

    – Jane Quinn, Vice President and Director of National Center for Community Schools, Children's Aid Society

    "Georgia Hall, Ellen Gannett, and the NIOST team have been instrumental in driving the healthy afterschool movement. Their dedication to quality practice, informed policy, and collective impact is instrumental in our effort to create healthier communities."

    – Daniel W. Hatcher, Director, Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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The Afterschool Matters Initiative is managed by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, a program of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College

Georgia Hall, PhD, is Managing Editor of the Afterschool Matters Journal

Wellesley Centers for Women
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203 USA

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