Afterschool professionals and leaders have a responsibility for providing healthy and safe environments, for young people and those who work with them.
To better understand young people's perceptions of the conditions that support their social, emotional, and academic learning and development, the Center for Promise at America's Promise Alliance conducted a survey, for which findings are outlined in the new report What Drives Learning: Young People's Perspectives on the Importance of Relationships, Belonging, and Agency.
Beyond Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health department guidelines, there are additional measures afterschool programs can take to help allay parents' worries and demonstrate their commitment to the well-being of the kids in their care.
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.
Tasha Franklin Johnson, Ph.D., Senior Director, Character Development Learning Institute, YMCA of the USA, firmly believes there's a strong partnership between teaching within the classroom and the afterschool space.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought many changes to the delivery strategy for school-day and out-of-school time (OST) programs.