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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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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The President’s Budget Eliminates Afterschool Funding. What Happens Now?

Thu, May 4, 2017

The President’s Budget Eliminates Afterschool Funding. What Happens Now?

President Trump’s budget proposal, released in March, calls for eliminating 21st Century Community Learning Center funding. These funds currently support nearly 10,000 local afterschool and summer programs serving 1.6 million children all across the nation. What does this mean for your program? Your community? Join a Q&A with Afterschool Alliance VP of Policy Erik Peterson to find out.

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Healthy #AfterschoolWorks: Free Tools, Resources, & Strategies

Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Healthy #AfterschoolWorks: Free Tools, Resources, & Strategies

With so many competing priorities in afterschool, it’s easy for healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) to become less of a focus, but a quality afterschool experience is a healthy afterschool experience. Join us as we explore free resources and tools to engage students and families while helping you tell the story that Healthy #AfterschoolWorks.

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How Afterschool Programs can Support their Immigrant Students, Families, and Community

Wed, Apr 12, 2017

How Afterschool Programs can Support their Immigrant Students, Families, and Community

In communities across the country, anxiety and concern are growing among immigrant children and families in response to new immigration policies and efforts currently underway. With guidance and help from the American Constitution Society, this webinar features experts from Legal Services for Children and the National Immigration Law Center who will focus on the ways in which afterschool program providers can best support their students and families. 

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Let's Hear It for the Girls: Supporting Girls in Afterschool

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Let's Hear It for the Girls: Supporting Girls in Afterschool

In the past decade, girls in the U.S. have experienced rapid demographic, social, economic, and technological changes. In this webinar, a lead researcher from the Girl Scout Research Institute will present findings from their recently released report, The State of Girls, the first-of-its-kind report series to focus on the health and well-being of the 26 million girls in the U.S. Also featured in the webinar are speakers from Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and Girls on the Run International, who will each discuss strategies their programs employ.

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Tips to Apply for the New York Life Foundation Aim High Grant

Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Tips to Apply for the New York Life Foundation Aim High Grant

The New York Life Foundation has created a new $1.95 M grant opportunity, Aim High. This May, 18 awards will be made to out-of-school time programs serving disadvantaged youth. 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, administrator of the grant application process. 

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Learning from Summer: Findings and Implications for Summer Learning Programs

Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Learning from Summer: Findings and Implications for Summer Learning Programs

What is the impact of summer learning programs on their student outcomes? Do the number of days a student attends a summer learning program make a difference on outcomes?What can summer learning programs do to better serve their students? In this webinar, hear new findings from a study conducted by RAND and made possible by The Wallace Foundation which takes a close look at the impact district-led summer learning programs have on students’ behavior and language arts, math, and social and emotional outcomes.

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Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy and Practice

Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy and Practice

While bullying has been a concern for students in the U.S. for generations, the advent of new technologies and the introduction of cyberbullying raises complicated hurdles to overcome. In this webinar, leading researchers on the effects of bullying will share findings, conclusions and recommendations from a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy and Practice.

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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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