Promoting Positive Youth Development Through Organized After‐School Activities: Taking a Closer Look at Participation of Ethnic Minority Youth

@article{Fredricks2012PromotingPY,
  title={Promoting Positive Youth Development Through Organized After‐School Activities: Taking a Closer Look at Participation of Ethnic Minority Youth},
  author={Jennifer A. Fredricks and Sandra D Simpkins},
  journal={Child Development Perspectives},
  year={2012},
  volume={6},
  pages={280-287}
}
  • Jennifer A. Fredricks, Sandra D Simpkins
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Child Development Perspectives
  • Youth participation in organized after-school activities provides opportunities for positive growth and development. Unfortunately, ethnic minority youth, especially those living in low-income communities, par- ticipate in these activities at lower rates and less consis- tently than nonminority youth. This article reviews the research on the academic, psychological, and behavioral outcomes of participation in organized activities for African American and Latino youth. Second, it highlights… CONTINUE READING
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