Articles about afterschool


Character development in the field: A Q&A with the YMCA of the USA

Last updated: 08/16/2018

For this interview the Afterschool Alliance spoke with Tasha Nicole Johnson, Ph.D., the senior director of the Character Development Learning Institute at the YMCA of the USA. This

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What Is the Healthy Afterschool Movement?

Last updated: 08/13/2018

Much has been accomplished since 2009 when a small group of national organizations came together to form the Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST) Coalition. Our collective vision: "fo

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Guest blog: 2018 state report cards on active kids and communities

Last updated: 07/21/2018

By Margaux Mennesson, marketing and communications manager at Safe Routes to School National Partnership. A new report out from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and

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Reaching 90 percent high school graduation rate by 2020

Last updated: 07/15/2018

A recent briefing from Grad Nation marked the release of the 2018 Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates.The report provides an upda

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Quality out-of-school time programs help keep youth on track for success

Last updated: 07/15/2018

By Major General (Ret.) Peter Gravett, U.S. Army.This post was originally published by the Council for a Strong America. Read the original post here. We know the afterschool hours

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6 Ways to Inspire Kids Outside of the Classroom Through STEM

Last updated: 07/14/2018

Education and Career News 6 Ways to Inspire Kids Outside of the Classroom Through STEM 0 Sponsored by: 6 Ways to Inspire Kids Outside of the Classroom Through STEM Sponsored Boys &

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Exciting bill aims to facilitate college student work-study participation in afterschool programs

Last updated: 07/09/2018

I volunteer each Tuesday at a program called For Love of Children (FLOC) in Washington, D.C. along with volunteers of all ages, including a good-sized contingent of undergraduate s

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From D.C. to Johannesburg, music makes STEM learning sing

Last updated: 07/07/2018

“If you’re passionate about anything, there really is no limit to what you can do,” says Lemond Brown, president and CEO of Swaliga Foundation. “That passion is contagious.

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National partnership frames strategies for creative youth development

Last updated: 06/24/2018

This spring the Creative Youth Development National Partnership, together with more than 650 cross-sector stakeholders nationally, called for all young people to have equitable acc

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Understanding ESSA Title IV-A: The Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grants program

Last updated: 06/17/2018

In March 2018 a budget deal was signed into law that included a significant increase to the flexible block grant program under Title IVA of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA),

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