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Youth Outcomes

Afterschool programs can effect positive change in the kids and teens who attend their activities each day. However, afterschool staff sometimes struggle with how to measure the impact of their programs.

As afterschool providers strive to support young peoples’ development into responsible, healthy citizens, they require a comprehensive and nuanced set of criteria and measurements to guide both their practices and their evaluation of those practices. Furthermore, providers need an accurate vocabulary to articulate to a variety of stakeholders – including parents, schools, funders, and youth themselves – the impact that high-quality programs can have on young people.



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May 13, 2014

Q&A with Deborah Lowe Vandell

Deborah Lowe Vandell is a renowned researcher best known for her work in afterschool and child development, and Dean of the School of Education at UC Irvine. The Hechinger Report spoke to Vandell about her recent findings related to afterschool and the closer attention being placed by policymakers on extended learning and longer school days.

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PASE Impact, FY 2023

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NYC Youth Impacted

PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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