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  1. Found: 1-12 of 14 entries
  2. After-school activities and the development of low-income urban children: A longitudinal study
    1999 - USA

    Children who attended after-school programs spent more time on academic and extracurricular activities, whereas children in informal care settings spent more time watching TV and hanging out.

  3. The Scientific Evidence Relating to the Impact of Recreation on Youth Development
    2010 - USA

    "Park and recreation department out of school time programs can make significant contributions in nine areas . They can:
    1 . contribute to reducing juvenile delinquency
    2 . contribute to...

  4. Outcomes of an after-school soccer program for at-risk youth
    2008 - USA

    Participation in after school recreational activities can lead to higher grades and positive academic-related social behaviors, which can lead to a more beneficial learning environment for all....

  5. How the Arts Can Enhance After-School Programs
    2002 - USA

    "Students involved in sustained theater arts (scene study, acting techniques, dramatic or musical theater production) often show gains not only in reading proficiency, but also in self-control and...

  6. Coping with ADD - The surprising connection to green play settings
    2001 - USA

    Children who played in windowless indoor settings had significantly more severe symptoms than children who played in grassy outdoor spaces with or without trees did. Multiple alternative...

  7. After-School Programs Alter Lives of At-Risk Youth. Park and recreation department-sponsored program
    2005 - USA

    After-school programs have been proven in a variety of research studies to decrease juvenile crime and violence, reduce drug use, cut smoking and alcohol abuse, and decrease teen pregnancy....

  8. Culture and recreation : links to well-being
    2004 - Canada

    Recreation and play are particularly important for healthy childhood development − promoting the acquisition of motor skills, social skills and creativity, and the development of cognitive...

  9. Fitness for Individuals who are Visually Impaired, Blind, and Deafblind
    2006 - USA

    In 2006, the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability reported on research stating: ” Fitness for Individuals who are Visually Impaired, Blind, and Deafblind ... showed that regular...

  10. Children’s healthy weight and the school environment
    2008 - USA

    The school environment can contribute to an overall energy balance in children’s lives. At a minimum, schools can reverse decades of policies and environmental changes that have helped to produce...

  11. Culture and recreation : links to well-being
    2004 - Canada

    Culture and recreation contribute immeasurably to the health of individuals and of communities by keeping them alive and well.
    1.  Recreation and play are particularly important for healthy...

  12. Arts Facts . . . Improved Academic Performance
    2006 - USA

    Students who participate in the arts, both in school and after school, demonstrate improved academic performance and lower dropout rates as well as increased pro-social behavior.

  13. Benefits of Investing in Sport
    2003 - Canada

    Regular involvement in sport and active recreation has a great impact on the cardiovascular systems of participants, the development and course of diabetes, and reduces the risks of colon cancer,...

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