With support from MetLife Foundation, the Afterschool Alliance presents this compendium, containing a series of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth, schools and communities, and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. The four issue briefs featured in this publication address: the importance of aligning afterschool with the school day, bullying awareness and prevention, service-learning opportunities and literacy education. Each brief combines relevant statistics, comments from experts and community leaders, and examples of outstanding afterschool programs. The compendium also includes profiles of successful programs and a discussion of the MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Award.
The 2011 MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Award winners are:
- Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools - New Orleans, LA
- Higher Achievement - Washington, D.C.
- Urban Arts/Project Phoenix - Oakland, CA
- 21st Century PASOS - Gettysburg, PA
- America SCORES - Chicago, IL