Model Program

Citizen Schools

308 Congress Street
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
http://www.citizenschools.org

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Contact Information:
Pat Kirby
Executive Director
617.695.2300
patkirby@citizenschools.org

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention

Both

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Middle School

Urban
Suburban
Inner City

Individuals

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

A growing national network of afterschool education programs for students in the middle grades. The programs complement classroom learning by engaging students in hands on learning projects led by adult volunteers and supported by staff of professional educators.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Extended-School/Summer Program, Life Skills Training, Transition Program

Starting Date: 1995
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Last Verified: 2011

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Low achievement
  • Retention/overage for grade
  • Poor attendance
  • Low educational expectations
  • Lack of effort
  • Low commitment to school

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Involvement with positive peer activities

School

  • Rigorous and relevant instruction
  • Academic support

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Unspecified

Teachers
Volunteers

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

Unspecified

Evaluation Information:

More likely to have improved attendance, better scores on state testing, 71% graduated on time compared to non participants of 59%.

How evaluation data was collected:
Unspecified