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This article appears in the Fall 2010 issue of Afterschool Matters, a journal published by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) that serves those involved in developing and running programs for youth during the out-of-school time hours, in addition to those engaged in research and shaping policy.

"Participation Over Time: Keeping Youth Engaged from Middle School to High School" draws on data collected for Engaging Older Youth—a recent study from Harvard Family Research Project and Public/Private Ventures, commissioned by the Wallace Foundation—of out-of-school time programs that successfully engage older youth and the strategies they use to maintain high participation rates.

The article sheds light on how a set of school- and community-based programs with high rates of participation address adolescents' developmental needs and how these programs change their strategies to support adolescents over time.

Download the complete fall issue of Afterschool Matters from NIOST's website. The article appears on pages 1-8. It is a large file and may take a few minutes to download.

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