Achieving, Connecting, Thriving: Afterschool and Summer Learning in Collaboration With Schools

ACT paper thumbnailSuperintendent Carol Johnson and Chris Smith of Boston After School & Beyond co-authored “Achieving, Connecting, Thriving: Afterschool and Summer Learning in Collaboration with Schools.”  This paper will be part of a forthcoming compendium, supported by the C.S. Mott Foundation as part of the national project on the potential of expanded learning opportunities.

Exerpt:

Too many young people struggle in school and need more targeted and engaging learning opportunities to succeed. Afterschool and summer programs provide such opportunities to learn and grow, both in a formal school setting and in the community beyond the school walls. For low-income families, however, such programs are in short supply and are typically inaccessible for a variety of reasons (for example, high cost; lack of transportation; or the use of different programming schedules for children of various ages, making coordination of child care difficult).

Authors:

Chris Smith, Executive Director, Boston After School & Beyond

Carol R. Johnson, Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

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