If you've been on a journey to create a more inclusive and diverse programs, you likely already know that equity must be made a priority in all facets of an organization.
It's time to recognize racism everywhere and promote a strong and sustained commitment to anti-racist approaches to research, publishing, practice, and policy in the youth development field.
Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., CEO of Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), recently penned an article detailing her personal experiences with racism as a Mexican-American and its impact on her quest for systemic change in childcare.
Afterschool professionals and leaders have a responsibility for providing healthy and safe environments, for young people and those who work with them. They're also often required to maintain current first-aid certification.
Maybe because—like many of you—I have spent the better part of my life in or around school, my mind automatically visualizes September as the start of a new calendar year, full of promise and possibilities.
A recent blog by the Readiness Projects Coordinating Partners provides four big considerations as a starting point for building back better and broader together as the only way to ensure we don't exacerbate inequities that existed before COVID-19.
A little over a month after COVID-19 was characterized as a global pandemic, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education and United Way's Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time partnered to address the question: