After-School Programs

After-School Programs: an Analysis of Best Practices and Program Recommendations

Gillian Meade

Student Researchers: Brian Burbank, H’11, Jalisa Whitley, WS’11
Community Partner: Gerald Macaluso, DeSales High School
Faculty Advisor: Professor Jack Harris

DeSales High School (DHS) is a Roman Catholic high school of the Diocese of Rochester which provides students with “a faith-inspired education based on excellence in soul, safety, scholastics and sports.” After meeting with the DHS principal and learning of the interest in developing a DHS/HWS mentoring program, the researchers studied and explored a variety of mentoring programs, surveyed HWS students to determine interest in the proposed program, and interviewed HWS staff members to ascertain capacity for involvement. Researchers developed a 12-week pilot that focuses on preparing DHS students for college and careers and they also investigated the viability and sustainability of the proposed program.

































Research projects

Spring 2011

Spring 2010

Spring 2009


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.