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June 22, 2012
The Afterschool-STEM Connection
We need to redouble our efforts to educate our kids in STEM topics so that they can compete in the economy they’ll face once the graduate. Afterschool and ...
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 13, 2012
SparkOpportunity Winner: Angela Cammack
Angela Cammack, 20, proposes a study to measure and share the impacts of high-quality after-school programs that help children excel in school and life. This project ...
June 13, 2012
SparkOpportunity Winner: Christopher Judge
Christopher Judge founded Aspire, Inc. to address leadership challenges for young people in the philanthropy sector. His idea for a program to teach young people the ...
June 8, 2012
Where Do Kids Belong in Making Policy?
If you are reading this, you probably agree that the needs and interests of children should be front and center when leaders shape the policies of our nation. The ...
June 4, 2012
10 Winners of the SparkOpportunity Challenge Announced at White House Youth Summit
The SparkOpportunity Challenge wrapped up and we introduce 10 incredible winners of the SparkOpportunity Challenge!
May 23, 2012
One in Six Million: My Story from the Edge of 'Disconnection"
Youth Ambassador Torres explains how he went from a path to failing out of high school to leadership and entering the SparkOpportunity Challenge.
May 22, 2012
Plugged In: The Escalera Program & its Lasting Effects
Ana Hageage of the National Council of La Raza discusses Escalera Program alumni's responses to the question, "What does it mean to be an Hispanic student in ...
May 10, 2012
Leaders Give Kids New WINGS
A local leadership group paves the way to bring an afterschool program to disadvantaged youth.
April 27, 2012
Moving Forward: Remarks From Karen Pittman
Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, shared key insights from the implementation of Ready by 21 strategies over the past several years and laid out a ...
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 17, 2012
Anderson Williams explores the "otherness" that teens often feel.
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 12, 2012
A Home Run for Quality Improvement
Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, discusses the implications of a new study of the Youth Program Quality Intervention, a data-driven continuous ...
April 12, 2012
VIDEO: YouthBuild's Got Talent
YouthBuild recently held a video contest for their national chapters. The contest asked their youth members to show their love for YouthBuild through a 90-second ...
April 12, 2012
Jon Bon Jovi Joins Launch of “SparkOpportunity Challenge”
Jon Bon Jovi joins SparkAction & theYouth Leadership Institute in support of the White House Council for Community Solutions to launch the SparkOpportunity ...
April 6, 2012
Toyota and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Announce National Partnership to Help Combat America’s High School Dropout Crisis
Toyota and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) announced today a national partnership through the establishment of a college readiness initiative, which will ...
March 23, 2012
Afterschool Programs Headed to the Big Screen
Brooklyn Castle, a documentary film about the afterschool chess team at I.S. 318, a public school in New York City, will premiere later this month in Austin, Texas. ...
March 22, 2012
A “Lower-Stakes” Cycle Boosts Afterschool Quality
A new study says staff-focused process creates better services for youth.
March 15, 2012
Recognition for Afterschool as a Learning Environment
Afterschool Alliance's Erik Peterson attended a panel in Chicago where he was "refreshing to hear a mayor engaged in education reform highlight afterschool ...
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