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From the Field - After School & Youth Development
June 29, 2012
Learning Still in Demand When Temperatures Rise
Summer learning programs for kids are facing growing enrollment and tighter budgets, according to a survey released on June 21 by the Afterschool Alliance ...
June 18, 2012
Commentary: Expanded Learning--Opportunities for Partnerships with a New Twist and a New Name
In this commentary, Ellen Gannett, Director of the National Institute on Out of School Time, reflects on the history of out-of-school time and what expanded ...
June 14, 2012
Examining How Place-Based Strategies Can Bridge Gaps in Services for Families
So-called “place-based strategies” have been gaining attention for their cross-cutting approaches to delivering housing, education and health care in a ...
June 7, 2012
After-School Data: What Cities Need to Know
Data, smartly employed, can help after-school decision-makers with everything from allocating resources fairly to improving program quality. But what information is ...
June 5, 2012
The White House Council for Community Solutions: Community Solutions for Opportunity Youth
The White House Council for Community Solutions was created to engage a diverse group of prominent cross-sector leaders to connect, convene and catalyze the best ...
May 23, 2012
Grant Alert: Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes
The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is accepting applications for the Transitional Living Program and for Maternity Group Homes. Trasitional Living ...
May 21, 2012
21st Century Community Learning Centers: Stable Funding for Innovation and Continuous Improvement
As the only federal funding stream that provides dedicated funds for afterschool programs, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative plays an ...
May 10, 2012
Webinar: Should Out-of-School Staff Be Trained Like Teachers?
Since many out-of-school programs face limited funding and their staff members tend to be young, part-time workers who rarely commit to the job for long, providing ...
May 4, 2012
Families and Expanded Learning Opportunities: Working Together to Support Children’s Learning
Families play an important role as the primary bridge between the multiple learning settings where their children learn and grow.
April 27, 2012
Off the Clock: What More Time Can (and Can't) Do for School Turnarounds
If less time in the classroom is a cause of poor student performance, can adding more time be the cure? This strategy underlies a major effort to fix the nation's ...
April 19, 2012
Afterschool In Action: How Innovative Afterschool Programs Address Critical Issues Facing Middle School Youth
This compendium, contains a series of four Issue Briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth, schools and communities, and the vital role afterschool ...
April 19, 2012
Videos: When Did You Make the Biggest Difference?
NCFY asked a group of youth workers when they feel they made the biggest difference in a youth's life. Check out this awesome video series.
April 19, 2012
Grant: MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Award
The Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation need your help identifying exemplary afterschool programs serving middle school youth to win a $10,000
April 16, 2012
Youth Art Congest: Get Your Lights On Afterschool Posters In!
The May 1 deadline to submit artwork by afterschool youth for the chance to become the official 2012
Lights On Afterschool
poster is quickly approaching!
April 16, 2012
Leveraging the Time Beyond School to Accelerate Student Achievement
The time beyond the traditional school day offers important opportunities to improve the engagement and educational outcomes of students, particularly traditionally ...
April 6, 2012
Afterschool Programs that Follow Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Social and Emotional Development Are Effective
Hey afterschool enthusiasts, have you heard? The C.S. Mott Foundation is supporting a new initiative under the leadership of Terry K. Peterson that will share the ...
March 29, 2012
United Way Out of School Time Toolkit
United Way Worldwide has released a new resource to help out-of-school time coalitions give more young people access to high-quality programs. The ...
March 6, 2012
Using Ready by 21 Tools to Guide Youth Master Planning (Webinar)
Municipal leaders, city staff, and community partners are invited to register for a free, hour-long webinar on “Using Ready by 21 Tools to Guide Youth Master ...
February 24, 2012
The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development
This guide describes the normal physical, cognitive, emotional, and social, sexual identity formation, and spiritual changes that happen during adolescence and how ...
February 21, 2012
Cities Invited to Apply for Leadership Academy on Combating Child Hunger through Afterschool Meal Program
With support from the Walmart Foundation, NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families will partner with the Food Research and Action Center to help cities ...
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