Young boy playing soccer

Making the Most of Each School Day

The After School Project on Coaching Corps

This 2006 report on developing quality out-of-school programs profiles HJF grantee Coaching Corps.

Can a basketball team help at-risk youth stay in school? Can playing soccer help keep grades up? Since 1998 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to study and expand the impact of extracurricular programs at public schools with The After School Project. This 2006 report sums up results of the project’s 5-year pilot developing out-of-school programming in several major U.S. cities, and it profiles the efforts of Team-Up for Youth (now Coaching Corps), a Haas, Jr. Fund-supported program to offer a wide variety of after school athletic activities, from track to tai-chi.