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From the Field - After School & Youth Development
January 1, 2013
Community Network for Youth Development Definitions, Framework
The Community Network for Youth Development Resources are now housed on SparkAction. As you peruse the wonderful resources designed to help staff most effectively ...
December 10, 2012
STEM and Afterschool: Interactive Website and Resources
Afterschool programs are committing to engaging a diverse population of children and youth in STEM learning. The Afterschool Alliance's hub of interactive ...
December 4, 2012
Archived Webinar Series: Strengthening Citywide After-School Opportunities
Millions of children and teens lack access to out-of-school time programs that provide rich opportunities for growth, learning and fun. One possible solution – ...
December 3, 2012
Youth and Work: Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity
Nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor in the workforce, veering toward chronic underemployment as adults and failing to gain the ...
November 28, 2012
The Shocking Details of a Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline
The school-to-prison pipeline is not a metaphor in Meridian, Missisippi, where school discipline typically begins with a call to the police and ends in an arrest. ...
November 21, 2012
Sequestration and Its Implications for Youth Programming
After the November 2012 elections, President Obama and Congress have turned their attention to the budget and the impending “fiscal cliff.” Unless there ...
November 16, 2012
Family Engagement and Middle Grades Transitions: The Role of Afterschool Programs
Dr. Charles Smith of the Weikart Center had the opportunity to show the important role that afterschool programs can play in engaging families to support middle ...
November 15, 2012
Understanding the "How" of Quality Improvement: Lessons from Rhode Island
When it comes to improving the quality of afterschool programs, managers hold the key. That's one lesson from a new study about how participation in a ...
October 30, 2012
Beyond the Pipeline: STEM Pathways for Youth Development
This article examines the limitations of the “pipeline” metaphor, which is often used to discuss efforts to encourage students towards careers in ...
October 17, 2012
High School Rigor and Good Advice: Setting Up Students to Succeed
This study finds that keeping college freshmen on track to graduation is linked to higher levels of math in high school, more Advanced Placement and International ...
October 12, 2012
Building Citywide Systems for Quality: A Guide & Case Studies
An increasing number of afterschool providers have made quality a priority. Here's a guide that examines what it takes to do it right across a whole city not just ...
October 5, 2012
Youth-Adult Partnerships in Public Action: Principles, Organizational Culture & Outcomes
The Forum for Youth Investment partnered with the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Nonprofits to publish
Youth-Adult Partnerships in Public ...
October 4, 2012
A Shared Vision for Youth: Common Outcomes and Indicators
Do America's youth-serving organizations agree on the outcomes they should seek for young people and the indicators they should use to measure progress?
September 24, 2012
Issue Brief: Arts Enrichment in Afterschool
The importance of the arts in a child's development is recognized by policy makers at the federal and state levels and by administrators and teachers at the ...
September 21, 2012
For Cities, High-Tech Coordination in AfterSchool
Building Management Information Systems to Coordinate Citywide Afterschool Programs: A Toolkit for Cities
In this toolkit, the National League of ...
September 13, 2012
100 Best Communities for Young People 2012
In a celebration of America’s young people and the communities most dedicated to helping local youth graduate from high school, America’s Promise Alliance ...
September 4, 2012
Forward Promise Innovation Grants: Young Men of Color
Forward Promise Innovation Grants: Promoting Opportunities for the Health and Success of Young Men of Color, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, aims ...
August 23, 2012
College Access 101: How Afterschool Can Bridge the Gap (Archived webinar)
Afterschool programs can play a significant role in helping students prepare for college, as well as understand the sometimes challenging admissions process. Through ...
August 16, 2012
Expanded Learning Time: What Research Says
This report, comissioned by the Wallace Foundation, reviews 80 studies of initiatives to lengthen the school day or year or offer learning opportunities outside of ...
August 3, 2012
The Common Core Standards: What Do They Mean for Out-of-School Time?
The expansion of the Common Core State Standards in education opens new doors for out-of-school time (OST) providers to align their work with schools. The standards ...
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