Afterschool Programs That Follow Evidence-Based Practices To Promote Social And Emotional Development Are Effective

The purpose of this brief is to summarize the findings from our research review, 
which indicated that afterschool programs that follow four evidence-based practices 
are successful in promoting young people’s personal and social development (Durlak, 
Weissberg, & Pachan, 2010).

APA Citation: Durlak, J. A., & Weissberg, R. P. (2013). Afterschool programs that follow evidence-based practices to promote social and emotional development are effective. In T. K. Peterson (Ed.), Expanding minds and opportunities: Leveraging the power of afterschool and summer learning for student success (pp. 194-198). Collaborative Communications Group, Washington, D.C. Retrieved from