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  • Tip Of The Week
    Creating Program E-mail Standards: 10 Tips Creating Program E-mail Standards: 10 Tips

    When was the last time you thought about how employees' e-mails represented your program? With the increased use of social media, texting, and Google docs or other project management software, you may have allowed your or your employees' e-mail standards to slide. But be careful: E-mail is still the most used communication tool in business today, which is why sharing e-mail etiquette and format standards is critical.

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  • Professional Development
    Quality Conversations: Starting with the End in Mind Quality Conversations: Starting with the End in Mind

    Starting with the End in Mind—Using School and Community Needs Assessments to Design High-Impact Afterschool Programs.

     In this episode, we talk with Derryck Fletcher of the Y of Central Maryland—the state's largest provider of youth development programs. During our conversation we discuss the importance of cultivating strong partnerships with schools and families to develop high-quality afterschool programs that meet children where they are.

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  • Resources
    Youth Civic Engagement Programs: Lifelong Impact Youth Civic Engagement Programs: Lifelong Impact

    After school and other out-of-school time (OST) providers should consider adding Youth Civic Engagement programs to their regular program offerings, as these types of learning experiences benefit the child, provider, and our greater society. Through positive youth development programming we empower youth each day—so why not focus some of that wonderful energy toward formally getting children civically engaged?

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