Afterschool Program Environments Linked to Academic Confidence and Skills
Afterschool programs with positive, responsive, and organized environments can have academic benefits for students, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study.
Young people growing up in urban, low-income communities spend significant time in publicly funded afterschool programs. Unlike schools, which grow increasingly segregated and involve more individual instruction as children grow older, afterschool programs are spaces where instructors, often similar to the students in age and background, can facilitate diverse, productive interactions that help youth reach social and academic goals.
Source: At a Glance – News from the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development