Research on Middle School Renewal: Should Middle Grades Students Be Left Alone after School?

@article{Mertens2003ResearchOM,
  title={Research on Middle School Renewal: Should Middle Grades Students Be Left Alone after School?},
  author={Steven B. Mertens and Nancy Flowers and Peter F . Mulhall},
  journal={Middle School Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={34},
  pages={57 - 61}
}
nities have a long-standing history of creating high-quality after-school programs for elemen tary school children, the community response to young adolescents has too often been to ignore their needs because they are not clearly under stood (Kerewsky & Lefstein, 1982). Of the more than 17,000 organizations that offer communi ty-based youth programs during non-school hours, only 29% of young adolescents are reached with these programs (Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, 1995). Clearly… 

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