- Program Education
- Program Area Advancing Afterschool
- Grant Amount $100,000
- Grant Period September 1, 2004–December 31, 2005
- Location Washington, DC, United States
- Geographic Focus United States
About this grant
The purpose of the Making a Difference in the Lives of Youth project, conducted by the National Assembly of Health and Human Services Organizations, is to produce a compendium of high-quality afterschool programs to highlight effective afterschool program practices. Many national organizations have a long history of conducting afterschool programs for young people, and the lessons they have learned can add value to the field.Funding will support research focusing on youth outcomes and evaluations on the effectiveness of afterschool programs. Data will be used from the 40 youth-serving member organizations of the National Assembly of Health and Human Services Organizations, including one case study per organization. Information will be collected, analyzed and compiled through surveys, interviews, site visits, and an examination of evaluation data and resources. The resulting guide will serve as a simple, user-friendly resource for organizations and individuals across the country.The National Assembly of Health and Human Services Organizations, founded in 1923, is an association of 58 prominent U.S. nonprofit health and human services charities. Since 1973, the National Collaboration for Youth, an affinity groups of the assembly, has convened 40 national youth development organizations that collectively serve nearly 40 million young people annually.