Afterschool Quality

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Afterschool Quality

Author(s):Charles Smith, Tom Akiva, Gina McGovern, and Stephen Peck
Publication Date: December 23, 2014
Publisher: New Directions for Youth Development and Wiley
Area: All

This research article discusses efforts to define and improve the quality of afterschool services, highlighting areas of agreement and identifying leading-edge issues. We conclude that the afterschool field is especially well positioned to deliver high-quality services and demonstrate effectiveness at scale because a strong foundation has been built for continuous improvement of service quality.


Smith, C., Akiva, T., McGovern, G. and Peck, S.C. (2014), Afterschool quality. New Directions for Youth Development, 2014: 31-44.

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