Youth Development / Expanded Learning Opportunities

School-based and community-based programs help keep children and youth safe and engaged in productive activities, promote positive youth development, and can affect student achievement in school and success in life after graduation. PSA has been a leader in the evaluation of expanded learning, afterschool and summer programs for more than 25 years.

Release DateTitle
Studies In Progress
In ProgressEvaluation Services for the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development
In ProgressEvaluation of ExpandED Schools National Demonstration
In ProgressFormative Evaluation of Higher Achievement's Whole School Strategy
In ProgressEvaluation of the National Park Service Hands on the Land Citizen Science Project
In ProgressEvaluation of Global System Supports for 21st Century Competencies
In ProgressEvaluations of 21st Century Community Learning Center programs
Completed Studies
Evaluation for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Evaluation of a Youth Worker Credential in the District of Columbia
Formative Evaluation of US2020's STEM Mentoring Coalitions
Evaluation of After-School All-Stars
Formative Evaluation of the Y-USA Afterschool Upgrade
Evaluation of the 4-H Science Initiative
City Year, Inc.
Development of a Research Design for Asia Society
Evaluation of the New Hampshire 21st Century Community Learning Center Program
Evaluation of Interventions to Improve OST Programs in Philadelphia
Evaluation of the Beacon Community Centers Middle School Initiative
Evaluation of Citizen Schools
College Bound
Evaluation of New Jersey After 3
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development Adolescent Literacy Initative: Evaluation of Early Implementation
OST Observation Instrument and Report on Its Reliability and Validity
Analysis of Post-Program Educational Patterns of Former Middle-Grades TASC Participants
Study of Promising After-School Programs
Research Review on Integrating Sports and Physical Activity into Out-of-School Time (OST) Programs
Shared Features of High-Performing After-School Programs: A Follow-Up to the TASC Evaluation
Using Evaluation Methods to Promote Continuous Improvement and Accountability in After-School Programs: A Guide
Evaluation of Programs Supported by The After-School Corporation (New York City)
Strengthening Career Awareness with CareerLaunch
Planning Assistance to Latin American Youth Center Aims to Clarify Youth Outcomes
Evaluation of A-Teams After-School Program: Arts, Academics, and Athletics (Baltimore)
Sustainability in School-linked After-school Programs
A Review of Programs Involving College Students as Tutors or Mentors in Grades K-12