Youth Development Initiatives
We know that strong afterschool and summer learning programs offer an array of benefits to young people, but children and teens too often lack access to them. Cities, schools, program providers, and others can work together to improve and expand out-of-school-time experiences for the young.
Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative
This initiative sought to learn whether and how students would benefit if schools and out-of-school-time programs worked together to foster the development of social and emotional skills like teamwork and self-control.
National Summer Learning Project
Five large school districts developed evidence-based summer learning programs for elementary school students. The benefits in reading and math achievement were notable for children who frequently attended the programs.
Afterschool System Building
Cities across the country built afterschool systems to bring young people opportunities that otherwise might have been out of reach.
Advancing Opportunities for Adolescents
This one-year effort seeks to strengthen and better understand 30 cross-sector partnerships serving youth in need.
Summer Learning in Texas
Wallace is supporting efforts in Texas to scale up school district summer programs that reflect what research has found about high-quality programming.
District Summer Learning Network
Six states and about 80 school districts share ideas and receive guidance on how to design, operate, and sustain high-quality summer programs.
State Summer Learning Network
A set of states receives services aimed at strengthening the state role in bolstering summer programming.