Afterschool in Action: Innovative Afterschool Programs Supporting Middle School Youth

Apr 08, 2013
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This report, released by Afterschool Alliance in partnership with MetLife Foundation, highlights the work of quality afterschool programs that support children, families and communities across the nation. This compendium is a compilation of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This series explores afterschool and: arts enrichment, parent engagement, school improvement and digital learning. The compendium also includes in-depth profiles of the 2012 Afterschool Innovator Award winners, as well as highlights from 2008-2011 award winners. The 2012 MetLife Foundation Afterschool Award winners are:

  • The Wooden Floor, Santa Ana, CA
  • Latino Arts Strings & Mariachi Juvenil, Milwaukee, WI
  • Kid Power Inc., The VeggieTime Project, Washington, D.C.
  • Parma Learning Center, Parma, ID
  • Green Energy Technologies in the City, Lansing, MI