Career and College Exploration in Afterschool Programs

Synopsis:

As part of a larger compendium, Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success, this AYPF publication outlines efforts made by afterschool programs to expose youth to the importance of college by taking them on visits to college campuses, working with students and families to identify prospective colleges, providing assistance in the college application process, helping families navigate the financial assistance jungle, and providing encouragement and support to students who do not see themselves as college material.

Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success, edited by Terry K. Peterson, Ph.D., is a collection of reports and studies authored by over 100 elected officials, educators, researchers, advocates, and other influential thought leaders. It includes examples of effective practices, programs and partnerships that illustrate how Afterschool programs are leading to positive student outcomes for students, communities, and family engagement in learning.

 

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