Afterschool: Key to Health and Wellness for Pre-teens and Teens

November 1st, 2010 | RESEARCH

As middle school students gain independence, they often phase out of organized sports or old interests. Many of these students don't have other opportunities for regular physical activity, especially if they are left unsupervised afterschool. Further, many of these youth are gaining access to cigarettes, alcohol and other substances for the first time. This MetLife Issue Brief shows how afterschool programs provide a place for youth to be physically active, while teaching them to make positive choices for themselves.


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Afterschool Alliance, Contributor, Afterschool Alliance


Publication: Afterschool Alliance Issue Briefs
Volume: 45

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Health and medicine
Resource Type: Research Brief | Research Products
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Public Programs