After-School programs have an extraordinary impact on the lives of students, no matter their socio-economic backgrounds or personal lives. Implementing such programs into school systems results in long-term benefits for students, including established morals, life skills, and goal-setting. This paper will explore research about all the different elements that make after-school programs what they are today. The history of such programs will be fully examined, as well as how children benefit from opportunities presented through the many different aspects of after-school programs. The reader will not only gain a better understanding of exactly what after-school programs are, but they will also learn how children from all socioeconomic backgrounds can better themselves and set goals for the rest of their lives through these programs.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2018

Senior Project Advisor

Mrs. Carol Withrow

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Educational Studies

Document Type