After-School Programs to Promote Positive Youth Development

Learning from Specific Models, Volume 2

  • Nancy L. Deutsch

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Also part of the Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice book sub series (ACFPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Georgia Hall, Kristen Fay Poston, Julie Dennehy
    Pages 1-20
  3. Valerie A. Futch Ehrlich, Jackie Bright, Rita DeBate, Carol Freeman, Paul C. Harris, Barton J. Hirsch et al.
    Pages 21-36
  4. Melissa K. Levy, Brenda Abanavas, Gail Breslow, Gregg Croteau, Erin Harris, Sarah Hernholm et al.
    Pages 37-69
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 71-73

About this book


The second volume of this SpringerBrief presents a series of papers compiled from a conference addressing how after-school programs can promote positive youth development (PYD) hosted by Youth-Nex, the University of Virginia Center to Promote Effective Youth Development. It examines summer learning and best practices for different types of after-school programs by drawing on the experiences of researchers, program staff, and youth participants. It also presents case studies of five specialized programs and discusses their strengths, limitations, and challenges. In addition, the brief offers recommendations drawn from across the two volumes for how researchers, policy makers, and practitioners can move the field forward and maximize the potential of after-school time and programs to promote positive youth development for children and adolescents. 

Featured case studies of specialized after-school programs include: 
  • Richmond, Virginia’s ROSMY.
  • The Clubhouse: Where Technology Meets Imagination.
  • The Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP).
  • Whatever It Takes (WIT) Program.
  • UTEC of Lowell, Massachusetts.
After-School Programs to Promote Positive Youth Development, Volume 2, is a must-have resource for policy makers and related professionals, graduate students, and researchers in child and school psychology, family studies, public health, social work, law/criminal justice, and sociology. 


Academic achievement and after-school programs After-school program evaluation After-school programs and positive youth development Child development and after-school programs Cognitive development and after-school programs Education policy and after-school programs Extended learning and after-school programs Leadership and after-school programs Out-of-school time and activities Participation and after-school programs Peer relationships and after-school programs Program quality and after-school activities PYD and education policy and politics Skill development and transfer and after-school programs Social-emotional skills and after-school programs Student engagement and after-school activities Summer learning programs and academic achievement Youth empowerment and after-school programs Youth engagement and after-school programs Youth participation and program measurement

Editors and affiliations

  • Nancy L. Deutsch
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Virginia CharlottesvilleUSA

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