Strategies for Improving Out-of-School Programs in Rural Communities

This Research-to-Results issue brief is from Child Trends, and provides information on challenges faced by rural out-of-school programs and offers strategies to improve such programs. Rural youth are less likely to complete high school and more likely to use drugs and alcohol than their urban and suburban peers. After-school programs can often help improve positive outcomes for rural youth by providing academic support as well as supporting positive relationship building.

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Publication Date: 
May, 2008
May 2008
Partner Resources
OFA Initiatives: 
Rural Communities
Geographic Area: 
  • Education and Training
  • Special Populations