After School Programs: A comprehensive structure aimed at maximizing at-risk students' potential

At-risk students may benefit from structured after school activities which align with common core standards and foster their cognitive, physical, and social development. Many students spend a large portion of their out-of-school time unsupervised, and many others spend it on the unsafe streets in the neighborhoods in which they live. Making fun, meaningful, and engaging after school activities more readily available to disadvantaged youth is very important. The handbook that is the focus of this project brings together strategies and activities designed to booster 21st century skills among at-risk students during the after school hours.