Completed in 2011

Principal Investigators: Georgia Hall, Ph.D. and Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D.

This study will investigate the effective practices and support offered in an arts-based afterschool programs to reduce the dropout rate among high school students.

Funded by the West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology

The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) at the Wellesley Centers for Women will conduct a literature review to establish what current research supports as best practices in afterschool programs with a primary goal of reducing the number of students who drop out of high school. NIOST will subsequently work with West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology to develop an evaluation plan, identify appropriate measurement tools, and collect and analyze data.