Linda Anooshian, PhD
We found that participants were in favor of after-school programs and we also found that they think after-school programs were beneficial. Even though we didn’t specifically ask the participant “what part of development do you think after-school programs benefit a child or adolescent,” we think it is safe to infer that the participants view after-school programs and/or activities as beneficial to development in general. Future research is still needed to evaluate future improvements that can be made in after-school programs.
Reynolds, Shirree; Mosier, Jackie; Peisner, Chanel; Hallowell, Matt; and Murphy, Ashley, "After-School ProgramsCommunity Perceptions Influencing Involvement" (2010). Service-Learning Program. Paper 38.