There has been a growing interest in the needs of rural youth and how we can better serve their needs through afterschool programs. We want to call your attention to a number of new resources that can serve to support this work:
- Temescal recently published a paper, I Feel Like I’m Somebody: Older Youth and High School Afterschool Programs in a Rural California Town. This paper was authored by Logan Robertson, who has conducted research on such programs and managed an afterschool program for older, rural youth.
- A new blog titled “Rural Education”offers new important information on the needs of rural youth. The latest blog informs us of recent research that reveals that rural youth have a greater incidence of substance abuse and a lower rate of college enrollment.
- The California Afterschool Network website offers a number of articles and relevant events that promote the importance of quality afterschool programs in rural settings.