Document Number: 2690The Child First Authority After-School Program: A Descriptive Evaluation - The Child First Authority (CFA) is a Baltimore communitywide after-school program that seeks to improve the quality of life in low socioeconomic status communities by directly serving public school students and their families academically, culturally and behaviorally in the after-school hours. This report describes the creation of CFA, the overall components of the program, activities conducted in the start-up year. Data from the start-up year and from the beginning of the second year indicate that a specific Child First model has been developed in which school sites employ common concepts and administrative structures, maintain an academic extended-school-day component, and vary the types of activities that they offer according to local decisions and preferences. (Olatokunbo S. Fashola, CRESPAR Report No. 38, May 1999)...
Related IssuesAt-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)