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Stat of the Week

Children and teenagers in low-income households have lower rates of participation in after school activities (65%) than their affluent peers (92.7%)
Source: National Survey of Children’s Health

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After-School Clubs for Kids: Thematic Programming to Encourage Reading By Lisa M. Shaia - Formatted as a month-by-month calendar of themed clubs divided by grade level (K-2, grades 3-4, grades 5-6), this handy book offers ready-to-implement program ideas for librarians and educators which help to promote reading as a fun, engaging activity for kids.

A Practical Guide to the Science and Practice of Afterschool Programming New Directions for Youth Development issue edited by Joseph L. Mahoney
and Gina Warner - With a goal of closing the gap between scientific research on afterschool programming and the practices occurring in these settings, this volume includes perspectives from the afterschool workforce, scientists, and the practitioners who know how afterschool programs operate in practice.



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