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

  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},
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… 

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