Below are several resources for those involved and interested in out-of-school time programs.

2005 KIDS COUNT Data Online 

This is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S., available online.  The 16th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, released July 27, 2005 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shows a half million more children living in poverty in 2003 than 2000, for a total of nearly 13 million. 2006.

Making the Most of After-School Time: Ten Case Studies of School-Based After-School Programs
Released  by The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the case studies profile after-school programs in urban, rural, and suburban communities across the country, with a special emphasis on the various roles principals play in helping to make programs successful.  Making the Most of After-School Time is designed to serve as a resource for principals and after-school providers alike. Each case study includes a section on how the program was started, who the key players are, how it is staffed and managed, how it is funded, and what the principal's role in the program is. On the site, you will also find downloadable resources from the case study sites, including training manuals, registration forms, and evaluation documents.

Increasing Family and Parent Engagement in After-School

The After-School Corporation (TASC)

In this document The After-School Corporation (TASC) provides a guide for engaging parents in after-school programs. TASC explains the importance of engaging families, offers advice and materials for effective outreach to parents, and highlights examples of successful family engagement methods. March 8, 2006.

A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating After-School Programs (2nd edition)

Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)

This guide was developed as a resource for the planning and operation of after-school programs. It offers a list of resources in the areas of managing programs, effective communication and marketing, program development and evaluation. 2004.

Common Assessment Framework for Children and Young People: Guide for Service Managers and Practitioners

This document provides an overview for managers and practitioners on how to implement and use the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) for Children and Young People. The assessment is used to determine the service needs of children and their families. March 2005.

Capacity Development Indicators Resource Kit

This document, developed by UNDP and GEF, is a capacity development indicator resource kit for the effective management of programs. 2003.

Other Resource sites:

Boston Youth Sports Initiative (BYSI)

National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST)

Boston Public Schools

Building the Out-of-School Time Network (BOSTnet)

The Barr Foundation

The Wallace Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation