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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From Prevention to Diversion: The Role of Afterschool in the Juvenile Justice System

Thu, Jun 4, 2020

From Prevention to Diversion: The Role of Afterschool in the Juvenile Justice System

In the United States, involvement with the juvenile justice system can have a long-lasting negative impact on a person’s life. When youth are placed in detention facilities, their education, ties to society, and lives are disrupted; yet any involvement with the justice system—regardless of incarceration—can have implications for one’s future career and educational opportunities.

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Virtual Town Hall: #Afterschoolworks to Support Learning & Recovery

Thu, May 28, 2020

Virtual Town Hall: #Afterschoolworks to Support Learning & Recovery

The National Town Hall celebrates the many ways afterschool programs have risen to the moment to help their communities respond to the pandemic, and looks ahead toward afterschool and summer learning programs' critical role in recovery. Read the follow-up Q&A document here.

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Afterschool and Summer Programs Support Learning and Recovery

Tue, May 26, 2020

Afterschool and Summer Programs Support Learning and Recovery

When schools began to shut down many students and families turned to their afterschool providers to learn how to stay connected with the resources and information they would need. The briefing will focus on afterschool programs' role responding to the pandemic and for our nation's recovery. It will feature perspectives from education, afterschool programs, research, and economic development on the social, emotional, and academic support being provided to students and their families.

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Facing Inequity with Youth and Families During the COVID-19 Era

Thu, May 7, 2020

Facing Inequity with Youth and Families During the COVID-19 Era

The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing and widening existing social justice gaps in education broadly and out-of-school time is no exception. Given this unprecedented time, we focus on real-time approaches that afterschool and summer learning programs can use to move the needle on issues of equity and access.

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Wired to Learn: Social and Emotional Development in Adolescence

Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Wired to Learn: Social and Emotional Development in Adolescence

Recent developments in brain science have shown that adolescence is a crucial time for influencing social, emotional, and cognitive growth. In adolescence, the brain is particularly well-suited to acquire social and emotional competencies that are vital for youth to navigate the world, and yet we often see a fall-off in participation in youth development programs during this time.

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Let's Talk About Afterschool: Telling Your Story

Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Let's Talk About Afterschool: Telling Your Story

You appreciate the value of afterschool, but what can you do to help rally more support around afterschool? If you feel that it is harder than it should be to grow support for afterschool programs—whether it is support from schools, from funders, or from policymakers—you are not alone. In particular, as the country grapples with the effects of COVID-19, the afterschool field faces unique challenges working to continue to support its students, families, staff, and community.

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Safely Engaging Youth in a Virtual World

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Safely Engaging Youth in a Virtual World

With the quick transition from in-person to virtual learning environments, afterschool providers are quickly adapting to serve young people in this new virtual world. But sifting through all of the resources that have flooded the field can be a tough task. Instead, we can learn from experts who have years of experience preparing educators to engage students in a virtual environment.

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Policy Supports for Afterschool and Summer Programs during the Pandemic

Tue, Apr 21, 2020

Policy Supports for Afterschool and Summer Programs during the Pandemic

State and federal legislation and guidance around education, child care, human services, and child nutrition policy are rapidly changing under the COVID-19 pandemic. As these policies and guidance shift, it is critical to keep track of where things stand and what's coming up.

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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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