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).
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?
Starting with the End in Mind—Using School and Community Needs Assessments to Design High-Impact Afterschool Programs.
In this episode, we talk with Derryck Fletcher of the Y of Central Maryland—the state's largest provider of youth development programs. During our conversation we discuss the importance of cultivating strong partnerships with schools and families to develop high-quality afterschool programs that meet children where they are.
The theme of #NAA2015 is "Passionate Professionals, Powerful Stories" because we all have a story—and it's time to share yours! In a few words, tell your story in our downloadable graphic, snap a picture, and share using #MyAfterschoolStory. Inspire others today!