In this Issue:
- Youth Engagement and Quality of Experience in Afterschool Programs by David J. Shernoff and Deborah Lowe Vandell
- Bringing in the Community:Partnerships and Quality Assurance in 21st Century Community Learning Centers by Charles Smith and Laurie Van Egeren
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.