Afterschool Webinars

Learn from experts and fellow practitioners on the latest in afterschool, including program funding, research and analysis, practical guides, and how to's.

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Social Media Outreach Strategies for OST Programs Fri, May 8, 2015
Social Media Outreach Strategies for OST Programs

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.

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Digging into Research: Gender Equity in STEM Tue, Jun 30, 2015
Digging into Research: Gender Equity in STEM

We know that afterschool and other community educators are keenly attuned to the needs of girls they serve. In this webinar, we’ll look specifically at gender equity issues in STEM learning and consider how current research on this topic can help inform and shape practice.

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Youth Voice in Afterschool

Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Youth Voice in Afterschool

The past year has seen a wave of youth and student activists who have made their voices heard on a variety of topics and taken the national stage by storm. Join us for a webinar that discusses how afterschool and summer learning opportunities can provide the support and skills students want and need to raise their voices in public discourse and advocate for the issues and programs they care about.

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Youth Violence Prevention Strategies in Afterschool

Thu, May 9, 2013

Youth Violence Prevention Strategies in Afterschool

Providing an outlet for positive self-expression, access to caring adult mentors, and a community of supportive peers has been proven to be a winning formula for curbing aggressive behavior and empowering youth to be agents of change in their communities.This webinar highlights specific violence prevention strategies and federal funding streams for violence prevention programs. 

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What Works: Lessons from 100,000 Lights On Afterschool Celebrations

Thu, Sep 6, 2018

What Works: Lessons from 100,000 Lights On Afterschool Celebrations

Every year, more than 1 million Americans come together in more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool events in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Like afterschool programs, Lights On Afterschool celebrations can be whatever you make of them; events come in all shapes and sizes, and don't have to cost a lot to be effective. Join us in this webinar to learn insights on how to use our extensive event planning tools and go over all of the basics to help you stay on track with your planning for this year's celebration.

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What Works – Lessons from 100,000 Lights On Afterschool Celebrations

Thu, Sep 7, 2017

What Works – Lessons from 100,000 Lights On Afterschool Celebrations

You asked for advice from peers on what to do for Lights On Afterschool events, and in this webinar we deliver. Join us to hear from an afterschool program director and get a walkthrough from the Afterschool Alliance’s own Faith Savaiano of the tips and tricks we’ve gathered from 15 years of Lights On Afterschool celebrations. We will be joined by Afterschool Ambassador Ayana Crichton from Cranston, Rhode Island. 

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What Reviewers Want: Insights on the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award

Thu, Nov 10, 2016

What Reviewers Want: Insights on the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award

For two consecutive years, the Afterschool Alliance has overseen the review process for the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award, receiving and carefully reading hundreds of applications and working closely with past award winners. Now, for the award’s third year, made possible through the generous support of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, we want to share insights and lessons we’ve gained from previous review processes with those of you who are interested in nominating a program. 

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Using Social Media as an Advocacy Tool

Thu, Mar 27, 2014

Using Social Media as an Advocacy Tool

e’ve all used Facebook or Twitter to share exciting news, post pictures or comment on trending topics, but have you ever considered using social media for advocacy? With so many people using these platforms, social media can be an effective tool for raising awareness about your afterschool program and building support for its mission. 

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Understanding and Responding to Incidents of Bias

Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Understanding and Responding to Incidents of Bias

Like schools and other community spaces, afterschool providers across the country have noticed an uptick in incidents of bias over the past year among students, parents, and even sometimes staff. This behavior might range from insensitive jokes and remarks, to hateful language or graffiti, to bullying and harassment. If one of these incidents happens in your program, how you respond is critical for maintaining the trust and respect of youth and their families.

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