Barton J. Hirsch, Nancy L. Deutsch and David L. DuBois, Authors of After-School Centers and Youth Development: Case Studies of Success and Failure Win the 2012 Social Policy Book Award!
After-School Centers and Youth Development
In After-School Centers and Youth Development: Case Studies of Success and Failure, the authors examine after-school programs in light of their explosive growth in recent years. In the rush to mount programs, there is a danger of promoting weak ones of little value and failing to implement strong ones adequately. But what is quality and how can it be achieved? This book presents findings from an intensive study of three after-school centers that differed dramatically in quality. Drawing from 233 site visits, the authors examine how – and why – young people thrive in good programs and suffer in weak ones. The book features engaging, in-depth case studies of each of the three centers and of six youths, two from each center.