As the eyes of the nation have been focused on Baltimore these past weeks, I knew there was much more to the story than what we were seeing on our televisions and through social media. For a deeper perspective, I turned to Ellie Mitchell, director of the Maryland Out of School Time Network, and a long-time advocate for greater investments in young people throughout Maryland—and especially in Baltimore.
Regular physical activity is good for everyone's health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active.
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active.
Looking to help youth get on a pathway to living a healthy, active lifestyle? The National Afterschool Association and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation are here to help!
Is it possible for youth program directors to successfully raise funds in a struggling economy?
Author Carolyn Hudman contends it is easier than you think! Discover how you can take advantage of untapped resources in your local community through strategic friend-raising and creative fundraising with her new book, Finding Funding for Youth Programs, now available on Amazon.com.
This month, the Family Online Safety Institute theme is "Good Digital Parenting—tackling Cyber Ethics and what it means to be civil and respectful online."
Implementing a Quality Improvement System: Changing Process, Changing Mindset, Changing Outcomes.
Adopting a continuous program quality improvement model is challenging; change can be uncomfortable, and system implementation can be a long process.
In the same time it takes to check your e-mail, you can boost your professional expertise in the areas of language and literacy for your afterschool program! Join the National AfterSchool Association in partnership with the Youth Today Out-of-School Time Hub for a unique webinar series consisting of four 15-minute webinars on engaging youth in language and literacy during out-of school time (OST).