Market Research Manual for Out-of-School Time Planning

This manual was funded by the , whose mission is to enable institutions to expand learning and enrichment opportunities for all people. The information provided in the manual was primarily authored by Market Street Research, Inc., a nationwide provider of premium-quality, customized quantitative and qualitative marketing research and in-depth analysis services.


Market Street has been serving the healthcare, financial services, consumer products, human services and other industries for over 35 years. Market Street Research has been surveying parents and children for many years about a wide variety of issues, and has done extensive marketing research relating to OST in recent years, including in Providence, RI, Washington, D.C., and Boston, MA. This market research has been done with a variety of stakeholders, including parents, students, teachers, school administrators, OST providers, and community leaders.


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