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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The Promise of Adolescence: Developmental Science & Afterschool

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

The Promise of Adolescence: Developmental Science & Afterschool

Over the past several decades, research has fundamentally changed our understanding of how adolescents—young people ages 10 to 25—develop, grow, and learn. Join us in this webinar for an opportunity to learn more about recent breakthroughs around the principles of adolescent development and learn ways that they can be applied in afterschool programs.

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What Works: Celebrating the 20th Annual Lights On Afterschool

Tue, Aug 20, 2019

What Works: Celebrating the 20th Annual Lights On Afterschool

Every October, 1 million Americans come together at 8,000 Lights On Afterschool events across the nation. Like afterschool programs, Lights On Afterschool celebrations come in all shapes and sizes, and don't have to be huge to be effective.  Holding an event is an excellent way to build support for your program, by letting leaders and policy makers see firsthand how you are supporting kids and families in your community.

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Changemakers! Practitioners Advance Equity and Access in Afterschool Programs

Thu, Aug 8, 2019

Changemakers! Practitioners Advance Equity and Access in Afterschool Programs

Join us for a webinar with experts from both research and practice as they provide an overview of the newly-published Changemakers! Practitioners Advance Access and Equity in Out-of-School Time. Featuring presentations by authors of two of the chapters as well as the editors of the volume, this webinar will dive into the details on how afterschool and summer learning programs can move the needle on issues of equity and access.

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Empatico: A Platform for Empathy

Wed, Jun 19, 2019

Empatico: A Platform for Empathy

Join us to learn about how afterschool and summer learning programs can use Empatico, a new, free tool to teach social-emotional skills and build empathy by connecting young people to communities and cultures that are very different from their own.

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Federal Policy and Afterschool Part II: Beyond 21st Century and Child Care Funds

Wed, Jun 5, 2019

Federal Policy and Afterschool Part II: Beyond 21st Century and Child Care Funds

This year Congress is looking at reauthorizing several laws that can have a serious impact on afterschool programs around the country, including the Higher Education Act and the Child Nutrition Act. Join us for the second installment of this webinar series to learn how both of these important pieces of legislation impact your program and the children and families you serve.

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Federal Policy and Afterschool Part I: "The Usual Suspects"

Wed, May 29, 2019

Federal Policy and Afterschool Part I: "The Usual Suspects"

Join us for the first installment on our Federal Policy and Afterschool webinar series and get the scoop on the funding process, what's new with 21st Century Community Learning Centers and the Child Care Development Block Grant, and what's next for afterschool on Capitol Hill.

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Part III: Summer Learning Toolkit—A Deeper Dive: Creating Site Climate and Culture

Thu, Apr 11, 2019

Part III: Summer Learning Toolkit—A Deeper Dive: Creating Site Climate and Culture

Summer learning programs offer the chance for kids to stay safe and remain engaged during the out-of-school-time months and build both academic and social and emotional skills, as they explore all that your program has to offer. As you continue planning for the upcoming summer season, we wanted to provide a deep dive into a topic that would be relevant and helpful as you prepare for success in the months to come.

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Summer Learning Toolkit--A Deeper Dive: Keys to Staffing & Professional Development

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Summer Learning Toolkit--A Deeper Dive: Keys to Staffing & Professional Development

Summer learning programs offer invaluable spaces to engage youth in learning and development during the months when many students lose ground. Join us for a conversation with Pittsburgh Public Schools and Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST), one of the district-intermediary partnerships featured in the Summer Learning Project who participated in the study that informed the creation of the Toolkit. 

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Service Years as a Strategy to Expand Access to Afterschool

Tue, Mar 26, 2019

Service Years as a Strategy to Expand Access to Afterschool

One effective strategy to increase program capacity is bringing service year members to your afterschool program. We go over the nuts and bolts of how you can make this happen.

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