What Does the Research Say?

After School Programs in the 21st Century Their Potential and What It Takes to Achieve It

Harvard Family Research Project’s (HFRP) Issues and Opportunities in Out-of-School Time Evaluation briefs highlight current research and evaluation work in the out-ofschool time field. These documents draw on HFRP’s research work in out-of-school time to provide practitioners, funders, evaluators,...

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Does Participation in After School Programs make a Difference?

  The short answer is yes. A decade of research and evaluation studies, as well as large-scale, rigorously conducted syntheses looking across many research and evaluation studies, confirms that children and youth who participate in after school programs can reap a host of positive benefits in a...

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Continuing a Great Tradition: Brophy Elementary School and Springboard

Framingham Public Schools, an urban school district in Framingham, Massachusetts, can trace its educational roots to the early 1700s. With a long history of recognizing the value of quality educational experiences, Framingham chose Springboard in fall 2014 to deliver its extended-day program at...