• Summer Learning

    Research shows that up to two-thirds of the achievement gap between low-income students and their higher income peers can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities.  Under the … Continue Reading…

    Summer Learning
  • Closing the Opportunity Gap

    Right now we have an opportunity to shape a new agenda for Boston’s children and youth. Emerging research points to a broad and growing “opportunity gap” that extends far beyond the school day and is … Continue Reading…

    Closing the Opportunity Gap
  • Measurement for Quality Improvement

    Common measures across organizations reveal trends and help individual organizations build on strengths and address weaknesses.   Boston After School & Beyond is driving the adoption of common … Continue Reading…

    Measurement for Quality Improvement
  • Achieve-Connect-Thrive (ACT) Skills Framework

    The Achieve, Connect, Thrive (ACT) Skills Framework displays the skills that evidence suggests students need in order to succeed in school, college, and careers.  The skills are the focus of leading … Continue Reading…

    Achieve-Connect-Thrive (ACT) Skills Framework
  • Boston Learns Together

    Creating opportunity through partnership  Boston stands at the forefront of education and youth development in the effort to close the achievement and opportunity gaps. Under the leadership of … Continue Reading…

    Boston Learns Together
  • STEM

    Programs that infuse science, technology, engineering, and math enable hands-on, applied learning while preparing students for 21st century careers. Programs are especially effective in helping youth … Continue Reading…

    STEM
  • Teen Initiative

    When it comes to helping teens achieve in school and beyond, motivation is crucial. Teens make their own choices about how to spend their time and effort both in and outside of school, and they are … Continue Reading…

    Teen Initiative
  • Advancing Quality Partnerships

     School partners can play critical roles in meeting the needs of students while stimulating their interests.  Partners activate students' understanding of academic content while enhancing skill … Continue Reading…

    Advancing Quality Partnerships