In this Issue:
- So You Want to Be a Superhero? How Making Comics in an Afterschool Setting Can Develop Young People' s Creativity, Literacy, and Identity by Sarita Khurana
- It Means Thank You : Culturally Sensitive Literacy Pedagogy in a Migrant Education Program by Theresa McGinnis
- Co-constructing Space for Literacy and Identity Work with LGBTQ Youth by Mollie V. Blackburn
- Fabulous Fashions: Links to Learning, Literacy, and Life by Anne L. Thompson
- Embedding Seeds for Better Learning: Sneaking up on Education in a Youth Gardening Program by Irène Rahm and Kenneth Grimes
- Doing Hair and Literacy in an Afterschool Reading and Writing Workshop for African- American Adolescent Girls by Daneell Edwards
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.