Starting a Program Start-Up Guides:

You want to create an afterschool program, but where do you start? These resources will walk you through the basic steps of planning and establishing your afterschool program.

Beyond the Bell: Start-Up GuideThis toolkit from Learning Point Associates provides ideas to get you started conceptualizing and implementing your program.

Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs: This SEDL toolkit provides a description of resources to support 21st Century Community Learning Center afterschool programs. Many of the entries will also apply to before-school, summer, and community learning center programs.

Starting a Program Resources: This Department of Education website compiles various resources on starting and operating an afterschool program.

Utah Afterschool Network’s Start A Program Guide: This toolkit was created by the Utah Department of Workforce Services in collaboration with the Utah State University Extension 4-H. This toolkit is an useful resource for those afterschool providers who are located in rural areas.