Creating a Sustainable Ongoing After-School Program. The Story of New Leadership
This was the ninth year of the Reading Orienteering Club program, and the first year of being a student-run program. The new student director had worked as a paid staff intern for 3 years before assuming leadership. A student research project showed that students’ reading levels improved during the program, but was unable to show that the children enjoyed reading more than they enjoyed various fun activities.
KeywordsReading Orienteering Club Group-centered prevention Reading failure Enjoyment in reading Intrinsic motivation Magellan student project
Research for this chapter was supported by the University of South Carolina Aiken’s Magellan Program.
A special thank-you to St. John’s United Methodist Church in Aiken for providing community volunteers and financial sponsorship, and for allowing us to use their classroom space for this project.
Collytte Cederstrom received her B.A. in psychology from the University of South Carolina Aiken.
Adam Pazda, Ph.D., earned his doctoral degree in social-personality psychology from the University of Rochester. Pazda is currently in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina Aiken.
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