To have more equitable and inclusive programs and services, it is essential to solicit feedback from a range of stakeholders, not only from those who are most comfortable filling out a survey or speaking up in a group setting.
Afterschool professionals could gain knowledge and tips on professional learning communities in out-of-school time, thanks to Public Profit's Professional Learning Communities in the Expanded Learning Field resource.
Advocacy is incredibly important for the afterschool field. Out-of-school time programs offer transforming benefits for youth, families and communities, and effective advocacy can help secure program futures.
Over the past few years, there's been an explosion of interest in using data to inform continuous quality improvement—yet the resources to help organizations make meaning of their data have lagged behind.