Social Media Outreach Strategies for OST Programs


Friday, May 8, 2015
02:00 PM EST

About this webinar:

With most Americans today engaging with at least one social media site, social media is a valuable (and cost-effective) way to reach your community. In this webinar, communications experts from Burness Communications will walk through goal setting strategies to effectively leverage social media to advance your program's mission and goals, and the Afterschool Alliance will give an overview of social media resources specifically for the afterschool community.

Speakers:

  • Marianna Sachse, Senior Associate, Digital, Burness Communications
  • Gwendolyn Craig, Coordinator and Web Editor, Digital, Burness Communications
  • Rachel Clark, Communications Associate, Afterschool Alliance

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Afterschool and Keeping Kids Active and Healthy: What You Can Do


Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015
01:00 PM EST

 

About this webinar:

With close to 1 in 3 children and teens overweight or obese in the U.S., the health and wellness of students today is a national priority, concerning everyone from policy makers to parents. Afterschool programs are an integral partner to keep kids active and healthy during the out-of-school-time hours and a vital piece of the solution to tackle the obesity epidemic by providing nutritious foods, keeping kids physically active and instilling healthy habits that can last a lifetime.

Tune into this webinar that will review the current afterschool landscape by looking at programs providing physical activity and healthy foods, as well as initiatives taking place in the afterschool field to strengthen healthy eating and physical activity offerings. Speakers on this webinar will cover new data from the latest America After 3PM special report, Kids on the Move: Afterschool Programs Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity; discuss the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards; and share insights, tips and resources that can help program providers with their food and physical activity offerings.

Due to technical issues with the audio, the recording starts about 5 minutes into the presentation.


Speakers:

  • Nikki Yamashiro, Research Director, Afterschool Alliance
  • Jennifer Hofman, Specialist, Health Partnerships and Policy, Healthy Living/Government Relations, YMCA of the USA
  • Tina Fleming, Division Director, Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation
  • Lindsey Daniels, Health and Wellness Coordinator, Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation

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Building Literacy in Afterschool


Thursday, Apr 2, 2015
02:00 PM EST

 

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Literacy is fundamental to one’s learning, growing and comprehension of the world. Yet, when looking at students’ reading test scores as an indicator of U.S. students’ aptitude in literacy, more than 6 in 10 students at the elementary, middle and high school levels are less than proficient in reading.

Afterschool programs hold infinite potential to provide the additional supports necessary to ensure that students are equipped with the literacy skills they need in school, in careers and in life. Hear from three afterschool programs that are providing integral literacy supports to their students by building on their students’ school-day lessons and finding engaging, fun and innovative activities to inspire their students and place them on the road to become lifelong learners.

Speakers:

  • Nikki Yamashiro; Research Director, Afterschool Alliance
  • Deidre Green, Managing Editor, Simpson Street Free Press
  • Brianna Wilson, Assistant Editor and Teacher, Simpson Street Free Press
  • Peter Epstein, Education and Youth Manager, New American Pathways’ Bright Futures Afterschool Program
  • Mary Kathryn Tippett, Middle School Youth Coordinator, New American Pathways’ Bright Futures Afterschool Program
  • Dorothy Tomlin, Founder and Director, Positive Direction Youth Center

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Traditional and Social Media Tools for Kids on the Move


Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015
02:00 PM EST

 

About this webinar:

Kids on the Move provides new data on physical activity and healthy eating after school, diving deeper into the findings of our America After 3PM nationwide survey. Communications experts from PR Solutions and Burness Communications will walk through strategies and tools to leverage your state’s data and garner positive coverage and awareness of afterschool programs’ role in supporting health and wellness. Come learn about the new data, and traditional and social media tips that can be used around this report and beyond.

Speakers:

  • Gretchen Wright, Vice President/Principal, PR Solutions
  • Matt Freeman, Senior Account Executive, PR Solutions
  • Nikki Yamashiro; Research Director, Afterschool Alliance
  • Marianna Sachse, Senior Associate, Digital, Burness Communications
  • Gwendolyn Craig, Coordinator and Web Editor, Digital, Burness Communications

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Make the Case for Afterschool with America After 3PM


Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
02:00 PM EST

 

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Research and compelling data can help afterschool programs make the case to parents, policy makers and their community that afterschool programs are essential to keep kids safe, inspire learning and support working families. Learn how you can use America After 3PM, Afterschool Alliance’s recently released report and web dashboard, to advocate for afterschool and raise awareness about the critical need for these programs.

America After 3PM is a national household survey that spans a decade of data, chronicling how children spend the hours after school, the demand for afterschool programs, the level of parent satisfaction with their child’s afterschool program and public support for afterschool programs. Speakers will provide an overview of key findings from America After 3PM, as well as provide examples of ways in which organizations have leveraged data from the research to bring attention to the need for afterschool programs and build support for afterschool.

Speakers:

  • Melanie McClintock, Executive Director, Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence
  • Nikki Yamashiro, Research Director, Afterschool Alliance
  • Alexis Steines, Field Outreach Manager, Afterschool Alliance

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