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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
Twelve Communities Achieving Collective Impact
For leaders working to create collective impact, theCenter for American Progress in Washington was the place to be as it hosted a panel discussion on ...
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 ...
March 13, 2012
Young Ambassadors Chosen to Raise the Voices of the Nation's Opportunity Youth
The Youth Leadership Institute announces the selection of eleven youth ambassadors to serve as spokespeople for a campaign to raise awareness and spark action to help ...
February 23, 2012
The Opportunity Divide: A Path to Economic Prosperity for Our Nation’s Disconnected Youth
In the latest commentary for
, contributor Gerald Chertavian, founder and CEO of Year Up, contends that empowering young adults with skills, ...
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
The Power of One
Is tugging at heartstrings the best way to effect readers? Youth development expert Karen Pittman explores the use of messaging in advocacy.
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 13, 2012
Half-Time in America: Time to Reclaim Disconnected Youth
Clint Eastwood's Superbowl commercial was right about tough times and American perseverance. In this, the first blog of our Reconnecting series, Lindsay and ...
February 9, 2012
Grand Leadership: Mayor Puts Youth First
Thanks to the efforts of Mayor George Heartwell and Ready by 21, citizens of Grand Rapids, Mich. is working to improve outcomes of children and for them to be ready ...
February 2, 2012
Karen Pittman on Extended Learning Time
Learning in Afterschool blog interviews youth development expert Karen Pittman about the youth development movement, for which she is credited of starting, and why ...
January 30, 2012
Ready, Willing and Able
Youth development expert Karen Pittman reviews a new book about college access and success.
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 24, 2012
Youth Rising: Writing Your Way out of Juvenile Detention
How a magazine written by and for incarcerated young people helped one 20-year-old not just survive, but find a foothold in the job market.
January 23, 2012
In Praise of Child's Play for All of Us
Children need play to learn, and so do adults. Our sense of community, our economic success, entrepreneurship, job creation demand creative "play," as Jan ...
January 20, 2012
A Closer Look: Funding Cuts Threaten Conditions for Learning
We all know that what happens outside of school doesn't stay there. Congress' decision to eliminate the Safe and Drug-Free Schools & Communities grants ...
January 18, 2012
Summer Jobs+: Inside a White House Launch
If you weren’t at the recent launch of this initiative to boost employment for low-income and disconnected youth, here’s the next best thing: Forum Vice ...
January 13, 2012
Share Your Afterschool Successes & Enter to Win a Kindle Fire!
Have you had great successes in afterschool programs in your community? Do you want to share your successes to help others develop sound programs? Want a chance ...
January 9, 2012
Counterpoints: Longer School Days at the Expense of Afterschool?
Should schools have longer, structured days?
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 ...
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