Powerful learning experiences often happen outside of the school day. EDC builds, implements, and evaluates out-of-school and nonformal programs that deliver core civic, educational, and life skills to young people in diverse environments.
In the United States, EDC’s support for out-of-school time (OST) and nonformal learning leverages children’s and youth’s strengths to help them succeed at school, engage in their communities, and lead productive and healthy lives. We design, evaluate, and provide technical assistance on high-quality OST programs that prepare young people for success—whether pursuing social and academic enrichment after school or leaving school and starting a first job.
Internationally, EDC develops and implements programs that support educational and economic opportunities for out-of-school youth. Working within the unique context of each country, we partner with governments, industry, and nongovernmental organizations to provide young people with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities they need to be market-ready and contribute to society.
EDC Talks: How Do You Develop High-Quality Out-of-School-Time Programs?
Children can learn a lot from programs that take place outside of school hours.
4 Ways to Strengthen Youth Programs in Conflict and Crisis Areas
Building youth programs in unstable regions can be challenging. Here are four ideas for practitioners.
A Success Story in Senegal
Meet Adama Diedhiou, a participant in EDC’s workforce development program in Senegal.
A Second Chance at School in Mali
In Mali, accelerated education is helping thousands of children get back to school.
3 Ways to Stop the Summer Slide
Want to help kids keep learning this summer? Here are some tips for parents and caregivers.
New Entrepreneurs Launched in Rwanda
EDC’s workforce development efforts in Rwanda are helping young people build the skills for work.
Key results from Zambia Can Read project.
This study reviews student assessment data collected from 15 EDC projects to determine the impact of interactive radio instruction (IRI) on student achievement in hard-to-reach areas.
This Employability Study was conducted in Honduras to better understand the characteristics of those youth that are receiving the Career Readiness Certification (CRC) and to what extent youth have
These free online training courses are designed to help entrepreneurs learn what they need to know to establish and grow a business. Users learn at their own pace in their own time.
This report details the work of EDC’s Proyecto METAS to improve education for employment, learning, and success in Honduras. Specific challenges to program implementation are discussed, as are innovative solutions.
The Committee on Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning, appointed by the National Research Council’s Board on Education, was charged with identifying effective out-of-school STEM settings and prog
Written for program directors, program managers, educators, and others responsible for developing and implementing STEM programs in schools and community-based organizations, this guide seeks to re
This 2-page document summarizes the impact of IDEJEN, the Haitian Out-of-School Youth Livelihood Initiative, which addresses the education and livelihood needs of youth ages 15-24 with little or no primary education.
Developed by EDC, this set of eight briefs outlines research related to the challenges and recommendations for K–12 STEM education.
This curriculum guide is designed as a tool to help teachers in autism inclusion schools facilitate an after-school or lunchtime “Maker Club.”