Keeping Kids in School: A Study Examining the Long-Term Impact of Afterschool Enrichment Programs on Students' High School Dropout Rates

@inproceedings{Huang2011KeepingKI,
  title={Keeping Kids in School: A Study Examining the Long-Term Impact of Afterschool Enrichment Programs on Students' High School Dropout Rates},
  author={Denise Huang and Kyung Sung Kim and Jamie Cho and Anne Marshall and Patricia Amalia Alc{\'a}ntara P{\'e}rez},
  year={2011}
}
Despite the potential benefits of afterschool programs, much of the related research has been limited to an examination of only their immediate or short-term effects. The LA’s BEST afterschool program has been in operation for more than 20 years, providing researchers with a unique opportunity to explore the long-term effects of afterschool programming. This study examined the dropout rates of the LA’s BEST afterschool participants and compared them to a stratified random district sample that… CONTINUE READING

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