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Boys Benefit From After-School Leaders to Whom They Relate

Beyond School (blog for Education Week)
Nora Fleming
June 10, 2011

Empowerment groups for at-risk boys that have leaders with strong communication skills, who keep the group curriculum informal, are well connected to outside organizations and support networks, and are relatable to students can help at-risk boys improve their self-image, behavior, and future outlooks, according to a study in the new issue of Afterschool Matters, published by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time. The study is highlighted in the article "Growing Boys" by senior research scientist Georgia Hall and research scientist Linda Charmaraman.

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