Afterschool Webinars

Learn from experts and fellow practitioners on the latest in afterschool, including program funding, research and analysis, practical guides, and how to's.

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How Federal COVID-19 Response Bills can Support Afterschool Opportunities

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

How Federal COVID-19 Response Bills can Support Afterschool Opportunities

Many afterschool providers are struggling to provide opportunities for young people and families in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and financial assistance and flexibility is often needed. We will talk through opportunities included in the three major COVID-19 response bills, as well as a glimpse into what’s proposed for next round of legislation.  

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Afterschool for All Challenge Part II: Making the Case

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

Afterschool for All Challenge Part II: Making the Case

Join us for the second installment of this webinar series to learn what's at stake for afterschool and summer learning programs, and to review the evidence base as we prepare to meet with more than 200 Congressional offices to make the case for supporting funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers and Child Care Development Funds, as well strengthening the Summer Food and Afterschool Meals programs.  

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Elevating Afterschool During the 2020 Elections: Debuting the Election Toolkit

Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Elevating Afterschool During the 2020 Elections: Debuting the Election Toolkit

Election season is here – and your voice matters! As advocates, this is the perfect time for us to tell elected officials and candidates our afterschool stories. The Afterschool Alliance Election Toolkit has a variety of resources and materials that can help you think through outreach to the elected officials and candidates in your community!

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Afterschool for All Challenge Part I: Advocacy Basics

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Afterschool for All Challenge Part I: Advocacy Basics

Hear the latest afterschool policy news from Washington, D.C. including an update on the President’s FY 2021 budget proposal, the scoop on federal support for afterschool and summer learning, and a timeline for the appropriations process this year. Join us for the first installment on our 2-part Federal Policy and Afterschool webinar series, and get the latest scoop on the funding process, as well as tips and tricks to use when meeting with federal policy makers.

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Applying for the New York Life Foundation's 2020 Aim High Grants for Middle School OST

Thu, Dec 5, 2019

Applying for the New York Life Foundation's 2020 Aim High Grants for Middle School OST

The New York Life Foundation will make 26 grants to out-of-school time programs serving youth through their Aim High local grant program. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the funding opportunity, eligibility requirements, and expectations. The speakers will be Marlyn Torres, Senior Program Officer at the New York Life Foundation, and Dan Gilbert, the administrator of the grant application and review process. Review the application, have your questions ready, and hear tips on submitting a strong application.

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The Promise of Adolescence: Developmental Science & Afterschool

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

The Promise of Adolescence: Developmental Science & Afterschool

Over the past several decades, research has fundamentally changed our understanding of how adolescents—young people ages 10 to 25—develop, grow, and learn. Join us in this webinar for an opportunity to learn more about recent breakthroughs around the principles of adolescent development and learn ways that they can be applied in afterschool programs.

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What Works: Celebrating the 20th Annual Lights On Afterschool

Tue, Aug 20, 2019

What Works: Celebrating the 20th Annual Lights On Afterschool

Every October, 1 million Americans come together at 8,000 Lights On Afterschool events across the nation. Like afterschool programs, Lights On Afterschool celebrations come in all shapes and sizes, and don't have to be huge to be effective.  Holding an event is an excellent way to build support for your program, by letting leaders and policy makers see firsthand how you are supporting kids and families in your community.

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Changemakers! Practitioners Advance Equity and Access in Afterschool Programs

Thu, Aug 8, 2019

Changemakers! Practitioners Advance Equity and Access in Afterschool Programs

Join us for a webinar with experts from both research and practice as they provide an overview of the newly-published Changemakers! Practitioners Advance Access and Equity in Out-of-School Time. Featuring presentations by authors of two of the chapters as well as the editors of the volume, this webinar will dive into the details on how afterschool and summer learning programs can move the needle on issues of equity and access.

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Empatico: A Platform for Empathy

Wed, Jun 19, 2019

Empatico: A Platform for Empathy

Join us to learn about how afterschool and summer learning programs can use Empatico, a new, free tool to teach social-emotional skills and build empathy by connecting young people to communities and cultures that are very different from their own.

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