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.

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Resources

Here are a few of our resources on out-of-school learning. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Fact sheets

This 2-page results document highlights the impact of India's dot-EDU T4 India program, which uses technology tools to improve learning gains among hard-to-reach populations.

Curricula

This three-part series, funded by the National Science Foundation, features engaging activities that bring middle school youth outdoors to explore the natural world using observation, digital photo

Reports

This report presents findings from the evaluation of the 21st CCLC Program grantees who were active during 2018–2019.

Reports

Technology has proven to be one of the missing links in order to guarantee educational and workforce improvement in developing countries.

Reports

This brief describes the importance of expanding access to computer science (CS) learning and details EDC’s work to ensure all students have high-quality CS educations.

Reports

The report covers the results of a study that was done of the Akazi Kanoze Youth Livelihoods Project partner organizations.

Reports

This report summarizes the results of a review, conducted by external experts, of the quality and content of the Out-of-School Literacy Assessment (OLA).

Reports

USAID Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze is helping to address youth unemployment by improving youth workforce readiness and employment opportunities for thousands of youth across Rwanda. This annual report presents an overview of the project as well as milestones reached during Year Two of implementation.

Reports

EDC’s Proyecto METAS conducted a survey in three at-risk urban communities in Honduras between March and May 2013.

Reports

This qualitatitive study was designed to evaluate the employment and livelihoods status of several groups of participants in the Akazi Kanoze Youth Livelihoods Project after their graduation.