Afterschool Matters Fall 2023

The Power of Us

By Bronwyn Bevan, Deborah Moroney, and Megan Brown

The great potential of the youth fields is to expand opportunities for young people to develop their interests and skills in socially supportive and low-stakes environments.


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Insights on the Power of Us Workforce Survey

By Georgia Hall, Dale Blyth, and Aleah Rosario

Georgia Hall, PhD, NIOST director and managing editor of Afterschool Matters, spoke with Dale Blyth, PhD, and Aleah Rosario about the Power of Us Workforce Study, for which they served as study partners and co-led the expert advisory group. The Power of Us survey is part of a larger youth fields study commissioned by The Wallace Foundation as part of its mission to support and share effective ideas and practices in the education and youth fields.


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Youth Fields Workforce Perspectives

By Elizabeth Starr, Edward Franklin, Amy Franks, Georgia Hall, Patricia McGuiness-Carmichael, Priscilla Parchia, Vesna A. Karmelic-Pavlov, and Kate Walker

The place of out-of-school time programming in supporting young people’s learning and growth is well established. Yet little is known about the staff and volunteers who support young people in school- and community-based afterschool programs, summer camps, national and local youth-serving organizations, and more.


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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

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