This report from Policy Studies Associates, Inc., describes program implementation and youth experiences in programs for high school youth delivered through the Out-of-School Time Programs for Youth (OST) initiative of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Across all OST high school programs, academic enhancement activities and recreational activities were most commonly offered. Programs also provided opportunities for youth to learn about careers and college, participate in internships, and gain understanding of both their local and global communities. Survey data suggested perceived improvements in social skills and academic performance.
Evaluation of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development Out-of-School Time Programs for Youth Initiative: Implementation of Programs for High School Youth
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