This brief summarizes how five afterschool programs—serving elementary age children and representing diverse geographic regions, settings, and populations served—view their roles and contributions to provide gender-aware afterschool programming. For an overview of the study, see the related brief entitled “Providing an Essential Service: An Overview of Afterschool Program Support of Children’s Social-Emotional, Behavioral, and Physical Health During Middle Childhood.” Findings were gathered through interviews with multiple program staff and observations of activities during the two-day site visits to answer the following: - Is afterschool program staffing gender balanced? - What evidence is there of gender aware programming? (author abstract)
Gender informed programming: Examples of current practices at five afterschool programs
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