Afterschool Matters Journal

Afterschool Matters is a national, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting professionalism, scholarship and consciousness in the field of afterschool education. The journal serves those involved in developing and managing programs for youth during the out-of-school time hours and those engaged in research and in shaping youth development policy.

Afterschool Matters is part of the Afterschool Matters Initiative and is published 2-3 times per year by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) with support from the Robert Bowne Foundation. View recent issues or Browse by topic.


Spring 2018

Spring 2018

  • Welcome from the Managing Editor of Afterschool Matters
  • Critical Friendship: Helping Youth Lift as They Climb Together
  • Youth-Led Participatory Action Research: Promoting Youth Voice and Adult Support in Afterschool Programs
  • Seed Balls and the Circle of Courage: A Decolonization Model of Youth Development in an Environmental Stewardship Program
  • Positive Change Through a Credential Process
  • Measuring Program Quality, Part 2: Addressing Potential Cultural Bias in a Rater Reliability Exam
  • Beyond "Research Into Practice"

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Fall 2017

Fall 2017

  • Welcome from the Managing Editor of Afterschool Matters
  • Equity and Inclusion: An Action Agenda for Youth Development Professionals
  • Making and Mentors: What it Takes to Make Them Better Together
  • Using Video Game Design to Motivate Students
  • Fostering Arts Education Through a University-Afterschool Partnership
  • Voices From the Field: An Unexpected Outcome Afterschool STEM Enrichment Empowers Facilitators Too!

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Spring 2017

Spring 2017

  • What If? Building Creative Cultures for STEM Making and Learning
  • Why Are OST Workers Dedicated—or Not? Factors That Influence Commitment to OST Care Work
  • Crumpled Molecules and Edible Plastic: Science Learning Activation in Out-of-School Time
  • An “I” in Teen? Perceived Agency in a Youth Development Program
  • Connecting Urban Students with Engineering Design: Community-Focused, Student-Driven Projects
  • Voices From the Field: "Systems Trump Programs” A Case for Agency Support in Afterschool

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Fall 2016

Fall 2016

  • Creating Holistic Partnerships Between School and Afterschool
  • Getting the Right Fit: Designing a Professional Learning Community for Out-of-School Time
  • Infrastructures to Support Equitable STEM Learning Across Settings
  • Measuring Program Quality: Evidence of the Scientific Validity of the Assessment of Program Practices Tool
  • The Plague of the Broken Crayons and the Heads That Haunted Us

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