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Report Series: NYC Out-of-School-Time Initiative
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Evaluation of the New York City Out-of-School Time Initiative

Implementation of Programs for High School Youth

This study examines how New York City’s ambitious afterschool effort is playing out for high school students.
June 2008
2 mixed race females, standing over a desk writing on a piece of paper with a hand print on it
  • Author(s)
  • Christina A. Russell, Juliet Diehl Vile, Elizabeth R. Reisner, Christina E. Simko, Monica B. Mielke, and Ellen Pechman
  • Publisher(s)
  • Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
Page Count 45 pages


The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development supports afterschool programs for some 80,000 students, making the city’s efforts the nation’s biggest afterschool initiative. This report presents interim findings from research on the city-supported high school programs, including data on youngsters’ participation and academic and social development.

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