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Research,  August 03, 2009

The Benefits of and Barriers to Out-of-School Programs for Youth

"Research suggests that participation in out-of-school time programs and activities can lessen the likelihood that youth will engage in negative behaviors, such as using drugs and alcohol, dropping out of school, and practicing unhealthy eating habits. Despite these benefits, millions of youth still do not participate in these programs. Three new Child Trends briefs explore the various reasons for non-participation.

1. Program Participation Can Lower Risk of Youth Disconnection From School or Work
2. Child, Family, and Neighborhood Factors Influence Youth Non-Participation in Programs
3. Youth Perspective on Why Teens Don't Participate in Programs"

URL: http://www.childtrends.org/_docdisp_page.cfm?LID=2B8878C8-9C5A-4805-AE22D48DA6AF5502
Posted by wrivenburgh on August 03, 2009 | Research
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