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Setting the Stage: Practical Ideas for Implementing High-Quality Afterschool Arts Programs

From 2019 through 2021, five Boys & Girls Club organizations, with startup resources from The Wallace Foundation, set out to test whether they could develop the Youth Arts Initiative within the resource constraints of multipurpose OST programs. This report shares early lessons learned by these five OST organizations, which were documented by a two-and-a-half-year study. It provides a preliminary roadmap for multipurpose OST organizations seeking to increase the quality of their arts programming and close gaps in access to high-quality arts programming.

  • Date Posted

    January 11, 2024

  • Author

    Duncan Cleary

  • Organization

    The Wallace Foundation

  • Category

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PASE Impact, FY 2023

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Afterschool Professionals Supported



Professional Development Events Offered

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