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The evidence base for afterschool and summer


Through the pandemic, afterschool programs have been an instrumental partner for schools and families—programs remained connected to their students, complemented school-day lessons, and provided essential supports for families. As the country now looks to reopening and recovery, afterschool and summer programs will continue to be a valuable resource. This brief includes a small sampling of evaluations—including randomized and quasi-experimental studies—that demonstrate the evidence of the positive impact programs have on academics, social and emotional skills and competencies, and overall well-being to help students re-engage in learning and emerge from the pandemic strong, resilient, and hopeful. (author abstract)

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