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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State-Level Strategies for Bridging Schools & Afterschool in ESSA

Wed, Feb 28, 2018

State-Level Strategies for Bridging Schools & Afterschool in ESSA

The Federal Education law, ESSA, is currently in its first full year of implementation. Schools are looking for ways to encourage stakeholder engagement, identify resources, devise transparent reporting and prepare for well-rounded student success. Join us for a great webinar to learn how advocates are building bridges between schools and out-of-school time programs and discuss how you too can help the field to prepare for - and engage in - these important conversations.

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The Growing Out-of-School Time Field: Part II

Wed, Feb 7, 2018

The Growing Out-of-School Time Field: Part II

Tune into Part II of this webinar series highlighting insights from the newly released book, The Growing Out-of-School Time Field: Past, Present, and Future, which delves into the ways in which the OST field has matured over the past two decades as a partner in helping children and youth reach their full potential. This webinar will feature leaders in the field discussing the roles of professional development and federal policy in the OST field, and what the future holds for the OST movement.

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Building Workforce Skills in Afterschool

Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Building Workforce Skills in Afterschool

Afterschool and summer programs across the country are helping to close the gap between the skills and competencies that students possess and the needs of employers.  Join us for a conversation with Education Practice & Immersion for Credit, Sunrise of Philadelphia, and Minneapolis Beacons to discuss how their programs are helping students build fundamental skills for future success.

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Applying for the New York Life Foundation's 2018 Aim High Grants for Middle School OST

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Applying for the New York Life Foundation's 2018 Aim High Grants for Middle School OST

This May, the New York Life Foundation will make 26 awards to out-of-school time programs serving disadvantaged youth through their Aim High grant program. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the grant opportunity, eligibility and expectations from Marlyn Torres, Senior Program Officer at the New York Life Foundation, and Dan Gilbert, the administrator of the grant application and review process. Have your questions ready, and hear tips on making your application stand out from the crowd. 

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The Growing Out-of-School Time Field: Part I

Wed, Dec 13, 2017

The Growing Out-of-School Time Field: Part I

The OST field has come a long way over the past two decades, and the newly released book, The Growing Out-of-School-Time Field: Past, Present, and Future, delves into the ways in which the OST field has grown and matured as a partner in helping children and youth reach their full potential. In part one of two in this webinar series, hear from leading researchers in the OST field who wrote chapters in the book focused on the critical role the OST field has played to promote positive youth development over the years.

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Tools, Ideas, and Strategies for Creative Computing in Afterschool

Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Tools, Ideas, and Strategies for Creative Computing in Afterschool

Providing students with the tools and knowledge they need to become creators of technology, not just consumers, is a growing priority for afterschool programs across the country. Join us for a conversation with Sarah Carter, from SciGirls, and Ricarose Roque, of the University of Colorado, Boulder, for a conversation on overcoming these obstacles, from picking the right tools to teach computer science after school to training program facilitators to use them and beyond.

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Difficult Dialogues: Engaging Youth in Tough Conversations

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Difficult Dialogues: Engaging Youth in Tough Conversations

Youth need safe spaces to discuss their thoughts, fears, and hopes and to learn how to communicate their ideas while understanding and integrating the ideas and experiences of others. In this webinar, learn from voices in the field about how they are approaching these tough but important discussions and be introduced to some of the many tools that may help you facilitate these discussions in your own program.  

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Understanding and Responding to Hate & Bias (Reprise)

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Understanding and Responding to Hate & Bias (Reprise)

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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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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