Afterschool presents in a variety of forms across the globe. This developmental time, variously referred to as afterschool, out-of-school-time, or free time, can range from workforce preparation for twenty-year-olds in South Africa to safe spaces and healthy activities for eight-year-olds in New Zealand. The global contributors to this issue share knowledge and commitment to effective afterschool efforts. They focus on meaningful youth participation in a wide variety of venues and settings. Building global citizens, giving youth an economic edge, and combining self-interest and learning are some of the underlying outcomes described throughout this volume. It draws out lessons learned across cultural and geographical borders and addresses significant policies and quality standards. This is the 116th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Youth Development, sponsored by the National AfterSchool Association.
Jen Hilmer Capece is a program officer at the Academy for Education Development Center for Youth Development. Andrew Schneider-Munoz and Bonnie Politz are vice presidents and codirectors at the Academy for Educational Development Center for Youth Development.
Introduction (Judy Nee). Editors' Notes: We Hope You Will Palaver (Jen Hilmer Capece, Andrew Schneider-Munoz, Bonnie Politz). Executive Summary. Part One: Cross-System Afterschool Learning for Youth Voices. 1. Out-of-school services in Europe: How we learn from each other (Ria Meijvogel). 2. Advancing global citizens: Afterschool and out-of-school time as common ground for civil society (Andrew Schneider-Munoz, Bonnie Politz). 3. Summer learning programs and student success in the global economy (Jeffrey D. Smink). 4. The ideas and rationale behind the Extended Schools Agenda in England (Fiona Mortlock). 5. Quality out-of-school care in Aotearoa/New Zealand (Christine Walter). 6. From spontaneous play and hanging out to out-of-school-time programming: An American perspective (Karen VanderVen). Part Two: Country-Specific Afterschool Examples of Youth Voices. 7. Community YouthMapping: Female youth voices through empowerment and workforce preparation (Shoroke H. Zedan). 8. Feeling close from a distance: Peace encounters via Internet technology (Yaacov B. Yablon). 9. Youth voices thrive in Facilitating Leadership in Youth (Mindy Larson Detzler, Charise Van Liew, Lisa Granquist Dorward, Roneka Jenkins, David Teslicko). 10. Amplifying youth voices in the developing world (Saori Fotenos, Deepti Rohatgi). 11. Montreal youth use their voice to transform their lives and prevent violence in their communities: A discussion of the Leave Out Violence program (Natasha Lekes). 12. Grassroot Soccer resiliency pilot program: Building resiliency through sport-based education in Zambia and South Africa (Paola Peacock-Villada, Jeff DeCelles, Peter S. Banda). Index.