Kathyrn Hines, Pennsylvania State University
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University will collaborate with the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network to identify best practices OST programs can use to provide engaging career programming for older youth.
Dr. Alan Sadovnik, Rutgers University
The research will collect data and analyze issues relating to professional development of OST practitioners specific to the inclusion of children with special needs and will result in a paper containing policy recommendations as well as suggestions for OST administrators and staff.
Lalitha Vasudevan, Teachers College, Columbia University
The Re-imagining Futures Project is a study of how court-involved adolescents experience and interpret their everyday realities as they navigate the institutions of justice and education. In addition, the study will determine how the arts can support critical inquiry into experiences of youth toward helping them re-imagine their futures outside of correctional control.
Deborah Vandell, Femi Vance, University of California, Irvine
This study will explore how program quality is related to adolescents’attendance, and to understand which quality features can be managed to sustain attendence in youth programs. The study will use an existing dataset to examine the structural quality features that predict attendance over a two year period.