After-School Program Toolkit

August 30, 2006

It’s back-to-school time. Are you prepared to offer young people constructive activities after the school bell rings? Communities in Schools (CIS) has a resource that can help. CIS has teamed up with the National Dropout Prevention Centers to offer a valuable tool with information on effective after-school programs and the core elements that contribute to their success. The After-School Program Toolkit is available online free-of-charge, and is geared toward individuals and organizations offering a wide range of after-school programs. In the toolkit you’ll find information on key elements for successful general after-school programs, math-focused after-school programs, and reading-focused after-school programs. There is also a checklist for use in gauging the quality and sustainability of after- school programs. In addition, the toolkit features examples of successful national and local programs, and includes tools for planning and improving upon after-school programs.