Afterschool Webinar:

Afterschool and Summer Programs Support Learning and Recovery

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 02:00 PM ET

This briefing has ended. You may view a recording of the briefing here.


About this briefing:

Join the Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Every Hour Counts, Girls Inc, MENTOR, After-School All-stars, National Summer Learning Association and the Y, for a virtual briefing, Afterschool & Summer Programs Support Learning & Recovery, to be held for Congressional staff May 26 at 2PM ET.

When schools began to shut down, many students and families turned to their afterschool providers to learn how to stay connected with the resources and information they would need. The briefing will focus on afterschool programs’ role responding to the pandemic and for our nation’s recovery. It will feature perspectives from education, afterschool programs, research, and economic development on the social, emotional, and academic support being provided to students and their families.

Afterschool programs are serving a critical role today, providing enrichment and necessary care for school-age children of essential workers, virtual programming and remote check-in’s to help keep youth engaged and connected, and consistent meals alongside other supports for families.

As recovery begins, these programs are a crucial piece in ensuring parents can return to work; helping students catch up, re-connect and re-engage; and directing support to those impacted most by the pandemic. As a field, afterschool is committed to helping youth emerge from this difficult time of isolation and loss strong, resilient, and hopeful. 


Speakers include:

  • Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

  • Gerard Robinson, Vice President for Education, Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation

  • Nicole Hernandez, Youth Development Director at Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota; National Afterschool Ambassador

  • Mila Flowers, Afterschool Youth Ambassador, 21st Century Community Learning Center, Walla Walla, WA

  • Kim Templeman, Principal, Central Oak Elementary School, Oklahoma City, OK; National Afterschool Ambassador

  • Dr. Deb Moroney, Managing Director, American Institutes for Research

  • Mayor Levar Stoney, Richmond, Virginia

This briefing follows a May 21st briefing on the general state of afterschool and summer programs in the time of COVID. This second in the series details the on-the-ground impacts of afterschool across a broad range of stakeholders. We encourage participation in the full series.