What is it about?

This study adds to research on brokering, or the ways adults in after-school settings can connect youth to new learning opportunities using social networks. We examined how adults in after-school programs use their personal social networks to broker learning opportunities for youth using a multi-level, mixed-methods approach.

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Why is it important?

We add to the growing literature on how brokering happens and in what contexts, with a focus on how brokering may support youth in under-resourced settings. Having larger personal networks may be helpful, but dedicated positions within organizations supporting connections may also be important.

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This page is a summary of: Brokering youth learning opportunities in after-school settings: The role of adult social networks and network orientations., Translational Issues in Psychological Science, June 2022, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/tps0000311.
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