Meaningful Student Involvement naturally fits into the experience of students in afterschool programs.
Where Meaningful Student Involvement Fits
- Planning—Students can be essential partners in planning entire programs, specific activities and many other elements of afterschool programs.
- Recruitment—Authentic investment in programming allows students to represent themselves and the activities they’re engaged in afterschool.
- Delivery—Facilitating, teaching and leading afterschool activities can be shared through student/adult partnerships, mentoring and student-led activities.
- Assessment—Afterschool programs must increasingly work to maintain the integrity and effectiveness of their activities. Student-driven assessment and evaluations can do that.
- Re-invention—Using the assessment and planning activities mentioned earlier, students can re-invent the approaches, delivery and outcomes of afterschool programs.
There is a process for enacting all of these different elements that should happen before taking action.
- Student Voice and the Whole Child Approach
- Issues addressed through Meaningful Student Involvement
- Meaningful Student Involvement Activities
- “You for Youth” – 21st CCLC resource website from the US Department of Education