Articles about afterschool


Raising Our Kids: A Long-Term Approach - BOOST Cafe

Last updated: 03/23/2019

I have had an experience several times in the last few weeks that, I am sure, happens to all of us who have worked with students for a certain number of years. If it has not...

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The Benefits of Arts Education for Urban Tweens

Last updated: 03/02/2019

​​​​​Does high-quality arts programming benefit urban tweens? What does it take to recruit young people ages 10 to 14 to these programs—and keep them coming back? A recent...

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Working parents and the economy: $57 billion dollars at stake

Last updated: 02/28/2019

Working parents are struggling to find high-quality child care that is both accessible and affordable. As a result, working parents, employers, and taxpayers are all paying a...

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SEL Starts with YOU at NAA19!

Last updated: 02/18/2019

Young people across the nation are experiencing the many benefits the integration of social-emotional learning (SEL) into afterschool. Through SEL in afterschool, young people...

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Afterschool Alliance

Last updated: 02/11/2019

VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America and it’s about a 50-year program that has been part of the overall umbrella organization, AmeriCorps, for the past 25 years....

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Sophisticated Arts Training at Boys & Girls Clubs Will Expand, Wallace Foundation Says - Youth Today

Last updated: 02/01/2019

A pilot program bringing sophisticated arts programming to kids in high-poverty communities engaged young teenagers and, as a result, has energized youth organizations to ramp...

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10 NAA19 Sessions Leaders Won't Want to Miss!

Last updated: 01/28/2019

Are you a current or emerging leader in the field of afterschool? The 2019 NAA Convention in New York City is designed to build and support leaders, like you! NAA19 will offer...

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Communities In Schools – West Virginia Department of Education

Last updated: 01/15/2019

Communities In Schools Sameer Shaik 2018-12-14T14:53:15+00:00 About Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, helping kids stay in...

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Be Open to the Possibilities!

Last updated: 01/13/2019

Each year, thousands of like-minded people come together for the largest gathering of afterschool professionals and leaders. It's quite a sight to see an entire ballroom filled...

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The Gifts We Receive Afterschool

Last updated: 01/05/2019

As I enter the holiday season, I can't help but get wrapped up (no pun intended) in a few reflections on gifts and how we receive and give them. Many people are fortunate to...

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