You are seeing this message because your web browser does not support basic web standards. Find out more about why this message is appearing and what you can do to make your experience on this site better.

The Harvard Family Research Project separated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education to become the Global Family Research Project as of January 1, 2017. It is no longer affiliated with Harvard University.

Terms of Use ▼

"After School Programs in the 21st Century: Their Potential and What it Takes to Achieve It," explores the evolving role of after school in the 21st Century. 

This latest volume in  our Issues and Opportunities in Out-of-School Time Evaluation series draws on seminal research and evaluation studies to address two primary questions:

  1. Does participation in after school programs make a difference, and, if so
  2. What conditions appear to be necessary to achieve positive results?

The brief concludes with a set of questions to spur conversation about the evolving role of after school in efforts to expand time and opportunities for children and youth in the 21st century.

In addition to the full research brief, Harvard Family Research Project offers two valuable online-only resources:

Executive Summary
These two fully designed pages sum up the content of the complete research review in easily digestible form.

Research Companion
This comprehensive document provides in-depth information about the many studies and evaluations cited in the full report.

You can download a copy of the research brief and access the supplementary resources at the link below:

Click here to read "After School Programs in the 21st Century"


© 2016 Presidents and Fellows of Harvard College
Published by Harvard Family Research Project