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Out-of-school time (OST) programs for older youth can help prepare participants for a variety of new roles that they will assume as they enter college and the workforce. However, some programs struggle to implement high-quality services, recruit and retain older youth, and reach optimal outcomes.

This Research Update addresses the benefits, challenges, and successful strategies of OST programs for older youth, based on data from eight recent evaluations and research studies profiled in our OST Research and Evaluation Database.

Continue to Research Update No. 7: Out-of-School Time Programs for Older Youth


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