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

As Zambia’s out-of-school orphan population soared to 800,000 in 2000, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported the creation of the Taonga Market Interactiv

Reports

This learning series summarizes the results of participant studies in the USAID Advancing Youth Project in Liberia. The studies explored topics in alternative basic education such as leadership,

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

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.

Reports

The findings from this research seek to identify opportunities and constraints for employment and self-employment for Liberian youth.

Reports

This report captures the results of a retrospective study implemented by the team for the Akazi Kanoze Accelerated Learning Program in Rwanda.

Curricula

The investigations in Explore It! provide an experiential foundation for the development of concepts aligned with the national standards that are addressed in formal school curricula. Explore It!

Reports

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

Reports

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

Curricula

These stories were developed through the support of USAID’s Core Education Skills for Liberian Youth (CESLY) program.