The Walking Classroom gets kids walking, listening, and learning—both in the classroom and in out-of-school programs.
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?
In January 2014, Jean Wiecha, PhD, and Michelle Barnes, MPH—both of RTI International, and Georgia Hall, PhD, of Wellesley College, published a report on the awareness and implementation by out-of-school time (OST) programs of the Physical Activity Quality Standards (PAQS) adopted by NAA in April 2011.
Wondering how to keep healthy living in the forefront of your afterschool program? Are you ready to play BINGO and build a healthier out-of-school time site? Print out this resource to use all year long!