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The Affects of After School Programs

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Erin Rosewicz

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After School Programs
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Erin Rosewicz Pat Uphues & Mike Vergeront
Neighborhoods as a Context for Adolescent Development
Negative Neighborhood Effects
Inequality between neighborhoods in terms of SES and racial segregation.
What is "Positive Youth Development"?
"Positive Youth Development Theory views young people as resources to be developed, rather than problems to be managed."
PYD researchers hypothesize that the availability of activities supporting the Five C's would help steer young people toward a life of successful contributions.
Social problems including, but not limited to, crime, drug use, adolescent delinquency, low birth weight, infant mortality, school dropout, and child maltreatment. come bundled together
Ecological concentration of poverty appears to have increased significantly during recent decades, as has the concentration of affluence at the upper end of the income scale.
How Does this Affect Adolescents?
All youth do not have equal access to organized after school programs.
Only 13% of adolescents from the lowest SES participate in after school programs.
Neighborhood disadvantage has an impact on lowering adolescents' college aspirations.
(Sampson et. al. 2002)
(Stewart et. al. 2007)
(Benson 2002)
How do Neighborhoods Combat these Issues?
Community Collaboration!!
What is BGC?
What are the Impacts of BGC?
BGC's Connection to PYD
How Does this Affect us as Educators?
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Core Beliefs & Goals
A safe place to learn and grow...
Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals...
Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences...
Hope and opportunity.
Reach & Scope
4,074 chartered Club facilities
1,400 in Public Schools
20% of members are 11-12 years old
19% are 13-15 years old
10% are 16 and older
BE GREAT, Graduate: a dropout prevention initiative that targets communities with high dropout rates.
Clubs Help Kids Stay in School & Improve Their Academic Success
Power Hour: a homework and tutoring service is the Clubs' most utilized program Nationwide
Brain Gain: introduced in 2013 aims to prevent "summer learning loss" which contributes to the achievement gap between low- and high-income youth
High Impact Programs
Diplomas to Degrees: a college-readiness program
Career Launch: introduces young people to the world of work
Money Matters, Make it Count: a financial literacy program
(Stewart et. al. 2007)
(Levanthal et. al. 2003)
(Stewart et. al. 2007)
(BGCA Fact Sheet)
(Diplomas to Degrees)
(BGCA Fact Sheet)
Character & Leadership: Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process.
Education & Career: Aim to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career.
Health & Life Skills: develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
Sports, Fitness & Recreation: Develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills.
(Boys & Girls Club of Dane County)
A student like one depicted in the video is in your class. Would you as their teacher reach out and encourage them to join an after school organization such as BGC? If so, how would you respectfully approach the subject?
Questions or Comments?
Lerner et. al. 2009
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