Reports and Papers

After-School/Out-of-School Opportunities Resources

NDPC Materials

The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention Online Courses: Overview Course. (2017). National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention Online Courses: After-School/Out-of-School Opportunities. (2017). National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

Introducing Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Magazine. (2017). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Making Sense of the Evidence: A Review of Dropout Prevention Strategies. (2014). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Closing the Gaps Through Afterschool and Summer Programming. (2012). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention. (2011). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Successful Summers: The Role of High-Quality Summer Learning in High School Completion. (2010).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Hammond, C., & Reimer, M. S. (2006).  Essential elements of quality after-school programs  pdf. Clemson, SC : National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

Smink, J., & Schargel, F. P. (Eds.). (2004).  Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach To Dropout Prevention. Larchmont, NY : Eye On Education.


Afterschool Time. (2006).  Mosaic.

Costs of out-of-school time programs: A brief review of the literature  pdf. (2006).

Peterson, T. (2013). Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success  pdf.

Wimer, C. (2006).  Learning from small-scale experimental evaluations of after school programs. Out-of-School Time Evaluation Snapshot, 8

U.S. Department of Education (2000).  21st Century Community Learning Centers: Providing quality afterschool learning opportunities for America’s families. Jessup, MD : U.S. Department of Education.


Afterschool Alliance
a coalition of public, private, and nonprofit organizations dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of after-school programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs’ mission is to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education

Harvard Family Research Project: Out-of-School Time

National Afterschool Association (NAA)
the only national membership organization representing the entire array of public, private, and community-based providers of after-school programs

National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST)
its mission is to ensure that all children, youth, and families have access to high quality programs, activities, and opportunities during non-school hours

PBS Kids “Out of School Activities” 
Resources designed for program directors, after-school and summer providers, and homeschooling parents

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