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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 ...
February 17, 2012
Let’s Leverage the Power of Hope with Out-of-School Programs
Cathy Tisdale, president and CEO of Camp Fire USA, makes the case for out-of-school programs in this op-ed for the Kansas City Star.
February 15, 2012
Boosting First-Gen College Access in Austin, Texas
When first-generation college-going students are actively involved in college planning conversations and experiences, they enroll in four-year institutions at ...
February 13, 2012
President's FY2013 Budget Proposal: Afterschool Programs
Afterschool Alliance analyzes the President's FY2013 budget proposal in regards to afterschool program funding.
February 9, 2012
Making Afterschool an Election Issue
During presidential election cycles in particular, voters’ concerns are brought to the forefront ofthe public debate and discussed widely in the media.
January 29, 2012
Measuring Youth Program Quality: A Guide to Assessment Tools (Second Edition)
Program quality assessment and improvement continue to be central themes in the after-school and youth development fields.
January 27, 2012
Lessons for Youth Program Quality Improvement Initiatives
The YMCA of Greater Seattle—one of the largest youth-serving agencies in Western Washington—is measuring its work a little differently. No stranger to ...
January 23, 2012
Reengagement Centers: Key Element in a City Strategy to Recover Dropouts (Webinar)
Municipal leaders, city staff and community partners are invited to register for a free, hour-long webinar on an emerging city strategy to help struggling students ...
January 12, 2012
Youth Development's 100 Year Legacy: Lessons to Shape Future Research & Practice (Webinar)
Youth development is often described as an "emerging field." Yet youth development principles have long been at the core of community-based youth-serving ...
January 9, 2012
Opportunity Road: The Promise and Challenge of America’s Forgotten Youth
A national survey and research report released on January 5, 2012 by America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises and Peter D.
January 9, 2012
Counterpoints: Longer School Days at the Expense of Afterschool?
Should schools have longer, structured days?
January 6, 2012
Maine Brings Together Communities to Support Early Childhood Development
Those looking for ways to get community members involved in Ready by 21 and get media attention for their efforts might learn from an island in Maine.
January 6, 2012
Creating Better Outcomes for Youth In Pima County, Arizona
Pima County, Ariz., is getting attention for using Ready by 21 strategies to improve early childhood education and youth development. This story shows how the United ...
January 4, 2012
Archived Webinar: Will Expanded Learning Time = Better Outcomes?
The U.S. Department of Education has established a waiver process to help states obtain additional flexibility in meeting No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) ...
December 23, 2011
National Evaluation of Safe Start Promising Approaches
Safe Start Promising Approaches (SSPA) is the second phase of a community-based initiative focused on developing and fielding interventions to prevent and reduce the ...
December 21, 2011
Time in School: How Does the U.S. Compare?
This new concludes that contrary to popular perception that most U.S. public schools require at least as much or even more instructional time for students than ...
December 21, 2011
The Beacon Middle School Initiative: Final Report on Implementation and Youth Experience
This last of three evaluations looks at a Wallace-supported effort to build up after-school programs for middle school students in New York City’s Beacon ...
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