Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods

Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9784

Darrell Dromgoole

  • Short Communication
    Including at-risk Populations in Urban 4-H After-school Programs
    Author(s): Melinda Garcia, Manuel Piña and Darrell DromgooleMelinda Garcia, Manuel Piña and Darrell Dromgoole

    While there are plenty of after-school programs to keep students busy, how many after-school programs are effective and truly meet the needs of students? Are there successful after-school programs that specifically target atrisk minorities in urban areas? An article by Protheroe, states that after-school programs look different from site to site and focus on child care and not academics. In a study of 138 published research articles, Scott-Little, Hamann and Jurs found that a mere fifteen after-school programs were designed well and generated data on student outcomes. Those numbers are a peek into the stark reality of the lack of effective after-school programs that students need to bridge the gap between home and school, especially at-risk minority youth. Durlak and Weissberg stated that evidence suggests when and how students spend their time outside of a classroom has implications .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2168-9784.1000252

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