When we first set up the RBC After School Project, we relied on research and advice from leading experts in the field of education. Since then, the program has helped almost 25,000 children to learn, grow and prepare for the future. We’re learning too. In fact, we’re going “back to school” --- to the University of Toronto --- to learn how well our program is working and where we can make improvements so we can continue to help kids graduate from high school and become gainfully employed.
A blue-ribbon panel of Canadian education experts helped us focus our education funding based on their knowledge of research in the field. From the panel we learned that:
That’s why we support community-based organizations that provide after school programs in a safe, structured environment, especially those in at-risk or inner-city communities.
As the RBC After School Project enters a more mature stage, we want to ensure that our investments in after school programs continue to make a positive impact. We’re working with a team of experts at the University of Toronto to learn more about how we’re doing, and where we can make improvements. We’re looking for answers to a number of questions including:
Check this page regularly to learn how our research is progressing.