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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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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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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