A New Day for Youth

Creating Sustainable Quality in Out-of-School Time

Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 20, No 1 (Spring 2009)

Gil G. Noam, EdD., Ph.D.

2008, 31 pages. The Wallace Foundation, 5 Penn Plaza, 7th floor, New York, NY, 10001, 212-251-9700, www.wallacefoundation.org

http://www.wallacefoundation.org/wallace/
whitepaper_noam.pdf

In this report, Harvard researcher Gil G. Noam asserts that the ability of out-of-school time (OST) providers to offer high-quality OST programming rests on strong leadership, staffing and their activities for children. Noam advocates more leadership and management training for OST executive leaders; training for OST staffers, in establishing strong relationships with young people; and assistance in establishing clear learning goals for students.