In this Issue:
- The Art of Democracy/Democracy as Art: Ceative Learning in Afterschool Comic Book Clubs by Michael Bitz
- Civic Connections: Urban Debate and Democracy in Action during Out-of-School Time by Georgia Hall
The Afterschool Matters is part of the Afterschool Matters Initiative. Afterschool Matters is a national, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting professionalism, scholarship and consciousness in the field of afterschool education. Published by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time with support from the Robert Bowne Foundation, the journal serves those involved in developing and managing programs for youth during the out-of-school time hours, in addition to those engaged in research and in shaping youth development policy.