Girl Talk -- The state of girls and how afterschool can help


Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014
02:00 PM EST

 

What are the key issues affecting girls today in the U.S.? What approaches can afterschool programs employ to best support the success of boys, specifically boys and young men of color? We'll begin to address these large-scale questions in a new ongoing webinar series focused on gender-specific programming in afterschool. The series kicks off with an overview of data on the state of girls and delves into afterschool programming developed to address girls' specific needs. Guest speakers will discuss a recent report highlighting key issues and major trends affecting girls in the U.S., as well as share research-based programming developed to support girls' growth and development academically, socially and emotionally. In subsequent webinars, we'll address gender inequality within STEM education, share practical tips from program providers and discuss best practices..

Guest Speakers:

  • Kamla Modi, Ph. D.; Research & Outreach Analyst, Girl Scout Research Institute
  • Brenda Stegall; Director of Program & Training Services, Girls Inc.

 



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Increasing Participation in the Summer Food Service Program


Thursday, Jun 19, 2014
01:00 PM EST

 

About this webinar:

This webinar will discuss how summer learning programs can increase participation in the Summer Food Service Program.  Kate Sims, a child nutrition policy analyst from FRAC, will discuss the findings from their latest report on participation in the Summer Food Service Program. Susan Gamble, director of the West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network, will discuss how a nationally recognized summer learning program in her state has increased participation in the Summer Food Service Program by working with local partners. The speakers will also share various resources from USDA and other organizations.

  • Alexis Steines, Field Outreach Manager, Afterschool Alliance
  • Susan Gamble, Director, West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network
  • Kate Sims, Child Nutrition Policy Analyst, FRAC

 



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Taking the Afterschool for All Challenge: Policy Basics


Wednesday, May 14, 2014
01:00 PM EST

 

About this webinar:

As part of the Afterschool for All Challenge, we’re asking afterschool advocates from around the country to help us achieve our goal of setting up meetings with all 435 congressional district offices on May 22, 2014. To help you understand the issues related to afterschool—and some of the policy challenges that could affect your program during the next year—this webinar will introduce you to the basics of afterschool policy. The Afterschool Alliance will arm you with facts and information about the current state of afterschool and how Congress can help support the mission of ensuring high quality afterschool programs for all children.

Speakers
  • Alexis Steines, Field Outreach Manager, Afterschool Alliance
  • Erik Peterson, Vice President of Policy, Afterschool Alliance

 



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Taking the Afterschool for All Challenge: District Meetings


Wednesday, May 7, 2014
01:00 PM EST

 

About this webinar:

In communities across the country, afterschool programs are facing an uncertain financial future and a rocky economic climate. Our nation’s leaders need to hear what’s happening in their districtsboth the struggles and the amazing success stories of the kids whose lives are impacted by afterschool programs every day. That’s why we’re asking program staff, parents, educators and everyone in between to take the Afterschool for All Challenge on May 22, 2014.

Instead of joining us on Capitol Hill, you can help protect and expand quality afterschool programs by setting up meetings with your local district offices. Our goal is to get as many afterschool supporters as possible to arrange meetings with all 435 congressional districts. This webinar will guide you through the process of setting up a visit with your Congressional representatives district office, offer some practical resources to help you with the visit and provide suggestions for what to bring.

Speakers
  • Alexis Steines, Field Outreach Manager, Afterschool Alliance
  • Erik Peterson, Vice President of Policy, Afterschool Alliance

 



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Afterschool & the Next Generation Science Standards: Where to start?


Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
01:00 PM EST

 

About this webinar:

In this webinar, we’ll start with NGSS 101, highlighting components especially of interest to afterschool. Katelyn Wamsted, program director at Girlstart in Austin, Texas, will then share why Girlstart chose to align its programs and curricula to NGSS, and the steps they’ve taken so far. Since school partnerships are key to productively engaging with the new standards, Katelyn will focus on how Girlstart develops and maintains strong relationships with their school sites.

Guest Speakers:

  • Katelyn Wamsted; Program Director, Girlstart
  • Melissa Ballard; Research Associate, Afterschool Alliance

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Girl Talk -- The state of girls and how afterschool can help
Increasing Participation in the Summer Food Service Program
Taking the Afterschool for All Challenge: Policy Basics
Taking the Afterschool for All Challenge: District Meetings
Afterschool & the Next Generation Science Standards: Where to start?
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Defining Youth Outcomes of STEM in Afterschool
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