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Metis to Evaluate Boys & Girls Clubs of America Summer Program

Boys & Girls Clubs of America, based in Atlanta, has selected Metis to conduct a two-year evaluation of its new summer program, known as Brain Gain, to be launched in the summer of 2013. Brain Gain aims to reduce summer learning loss in a way that is very engaging and empowering for young people. The program is modeled on research into the most effective types of youth-development and out-of-school-time programs.

Brain Gain is a series of 18 hands-on, project-based learning modules that provide real-world experiences and promote the voices of youth in grades K-12. Exercises involve academic subjects, the arts, social-emotional learning, and team-building. Projects range from cooking to understanding the weather, to building a sculpture garden. During the summer of 2013, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America will pilot the program in 250 of its 4,000 clubs across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands and on U.S. military bases. Metis will begin its evaluation by studying the program’s implementation in more than 20 randomly selected clubs, where 1,500 young people are expected to participate. In the second year of the evaluation, Metis will conduct a rigorous impact study, looking at the academic outcomes of the program participants compared to rigorously matched groups consisting of children and youth who do not attend any summer programming and those who participate in other summer interventions.

news archive - 2013

December 19, 2013
Kathleen Agaton Receives 2013 Making a Meaningful Difference Award

December 13, 2013
Metis and Eskolta Hold Forum on Measuring Success of Transfer Schools

October 22, 2013
Metis Paints School Mural on New York Cares Day

October 15, 2013
Metis to Present Results of Arts Education Studies at 2013 AEA Conference

October 15, 2013
Jing Zhu to Present Results of Drop-Out-Prevention Program at 2013 AEA Conference

August 22, 2013
The Magnet Compass Features an Interview with Metis’s Claire Aulicino

August 8, 2013
Fairfield County Community Foundation Puts Metis Research Results into Action

July 8, 2013
Metis Congratulates the Winners of New York State 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants

June 21, 2013
Metis Begins Evaluation of Girl Scout Leadership Institute

May 9, 2013
Metis to Evaluate the PEP Foundation College Readiness Program

May 7, 2013
Metis Begins Audit of Baltimore County Magnet Schools

April 24, 2013
Metis to Evaluate New York City Race to the Top Initiative

April 4, 2013
Metis Staff to Present at AERA Conference April 30, 2013

April 4, 2013
Metis to Evaluate Boys & Girls Clubs of America Summer Program

March 5, 2013
Metis Evaluation Featured in National Striving Readers Report

February 28, 2013
Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grant Goes to Camden, New Jersey

January 10, 2013
Metis Begins an Evaluation Project with Palm Beach County Children’s Services

January 5, 2013
Ada Chau Receives Making a Meaningful Difference Award


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