- Attracting and Sustaining Youth Participation in After School Programs: From the Harvard Family Research Project, this article outlines successful approaches to building and sustaining youth participation in out-of-school time programs.
- City Strategies to Engage Older Youth in Afterschool Programs: From The National League of Cities and the Wallace Foundation, this strategy guide provides cities with guidance on how to create enriching, relevant and supportive out-of-school time environments for middle and high school youth, guidance on maximizing scarce local resources and examples from small, midsized and large cities
- Getting It Right: Strategies for Out-of-School Success: This report offers recruitment strategies, including targeting older and high-risk youth.
- Google Calendar: An excellent free tool for creating online schedules.
- Motivating Middle School Students to Attend Afterschool Programs: This article from the SEDL LetterVolume XX, Number 1, April 2008, Making the Most of Middle School, examines the motivating factors in getting middle school students to attend out-of-school programming.
- The Pennsylvania Older Youth Out-of-School Time Study: A Practitioner's Guide to Promising Practices for Recruiting and retaining older Youth: This report combines results from a 2010 survey of youth programs in Pennsylvania with findings from a literature review to provide practitioners with information on best practices for recruiting and retaining older youth.