Expanding Minds & Opportunities: The Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success

From Tricia Berry, Director of Women in Engineering Program and Texas Girls Collaborative Project, who was citing the National AfterSchool Association eNewsletter:

New “Must Read” and “Must Share” Publication

A new resource is now available that makes the case for quality afterschool and summer learning programs. Expanding Minds and Opportunities is a powerful compendium of studies, reports, and commentaries by more than one hundred thought leaders including community leaders, elected officials, educators, researchers, advocates, and other prominent authors.

This landmark collection of nearly seventy articles is being met with great acclaim, as it presents bold and persuasive evidence and best practices from the field that quality expanded learning opportunities
• Promote student success and college and career readiness
• Build youth assets such as character, resilience, and wellness
• Foster partnerships that maximize resources and build community ties
• Engage families in their children’s learning in meaningful ways

A complete online version of every article in the book Expanding Minds and Opportunities: The Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success is now available” [use the sidebar link “Read the Compendium”]. Every article in the book may be printed, downloaded, shared, and used freely, so long as the content is attributed to the author(s) and the Expanded Learning & Afterschool Project.

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