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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.

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Out-of-School Time Learning and Development Project

We promote the strategic use of information to improve quality, accessibility, and sustainability of OST programs across the nation.

Study of Predictors of Participation in Out-of-School Time Activities

In alignment with W. T. Grant's commitment to youth development through investments in high quality research, we conducted a quantitative research project aimed at examining and communicating information about the predictors of children's participation in OST activities.

Older Youth and Afterschool Participation

As part of The Wallace Foundation's mission to support and share effective practices, we worked with Public/Private Ventures to investigate innovative efforts to recruit and retain middle and high school youth in afterschool programs.

HFRP Interact: Join the Conversation and Explore Promising Practices

HFRP Interact is a vibrant learning community of people that share insights, strategies, and practices about family, school, and community connections in web chats, web conferences, and discussion boards.

Professional Development

With an eye toward continuous improvement and career enrichment, HFRP provides research-based teacher preparation and professional development resources and training tools for teachers, teacher educators, administrators, and policymakers.


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