Virtual PD

NAA offers a variety of opportunities for professional development through meaningful content, conversations, and connections. These opportunities are designed to strengthen the afterschool workforce and youth program quality by ensuring afterschool professionals and leaders are equipped to support young people, families, and communities.

4 Keys to Engaging Community Partners to Grow Your OST Program

EngagingCommunityPartners Web

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 1:00 - 1:45 PM ET (12 PM CT, 11 AM MT, 10 AM PT)
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Out-of-school-time (OST) programs benefit from community support, and engaging with community partners is a critical part of any program's funding sustainability plan. Knowing what information to share and how to engage community partners in a meaningful way can be challenging.

In this webinar, participants will walk away understanding the hallmarks of positive community partner engagement and how that engagement can help grow OST programs, including:

  1. Program Leadership
    Strong leadership starts with your program and can have a lasting impact on relationships with community partners.

  2. Types of Community Partners
    Thoughtful community partners can provide more than financial contributions to OST programs.

  3. Partner Reporting
    Proactive communication with community partners helps reinforce their value to the OST program and illustrates how their contribution increases the OST program's value to the community.

  4. Social Media
    Positive engagement with community partners on social media illustrates the OST program's benefit to and impact on the community.

Webinar participants will also receive a complimentary social media planner template for OST programs!

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Track both fee-based and grant-funded programs in a single system with AfterSchool21. All AfterSchool21 licenses come with training, product updates, and free, live US-based customer service.