• 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
  • 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
  • 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 opportunities. Recognizing this … Continue Reading…

    Summer Learning
  • Teen Expanded Learning Opportunities

    The mission of this initiative is to engage the wider teen-serving community in Boston by supporting high schools and their program partners in improving program quality and skill outcomes for … Continue Reading…

    Teen Expanded Learning Opportunities
  • 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
  • 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. In recent years, … Continue Reading…

    Boston Learns Together
  • 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
  • Advancing Quality Partnerships

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

    Advancing Quality Partnerships