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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Understanding Digital Leadership and Best Practices for Engaging Girls in Tech

Tue, Mar 12, 2019

Understanding Digital Leadership and Best Practices for Engaging Girls in Tech

Providing girls with the tools to be active creators of technological innovation is a growing priority in education across the country. In this webinar we will hear from a researcher at Girl Scouts about findings from their report, Decoding the Digital Girl, exploring how girls are using their digital experiences to improve their lives, their communities, and the world, and from a curriculum developer with Girls Who Code, who will discuss promising practices and strategies.

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Afterschool Programs – Important Partners in CTE Planning and Implementation

Tue, Feb 26, 2019

Afterschool Programs – Important Partners in CTE Planning and Implementation

Afterschool programs help prepare youth for the workforce of today and tomorrow — and career and technical education (CTE) has a similar goal. In this webinar, learn about the newly reauthorized CTE law (Perkins V) and additional opportunities for states, districts, and programs to collaborate and help students find and enter career pathways.

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How Afterschool Programs are Supporting a New Generation of Civic Minded Youth

Wed, Feb 20, 2019

How Afterschool Programs are Supporting a New Generation of Civic Minded Youth

The United States is currently facing a civic engagement predicament, but we can turn the tides by promoting the growth of civically minded individuals from a young age. Join us for a conversation with YWCA New Britain and Equity Alliance MN to see how they have successfully implemented afterschool programs that bring the lessons of democracy to life, lift up youth voice, and empower youth to be change makers. 

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Applying for the New York Life Foundation's 2019 Aim High Grants for Middle School OST

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Applying for the New York Life Foundation's 2019 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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Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time: Foundations and Futures (Part I)

Wed, Dec 5, 2018

Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time: Foundations and Futures (Part I)

Social and emotional learning (SEL) has gained popularity as a concept in recent years and there remains confusion as well as great interest in the meaning and implementation of SEL in OST settings. In this webinar, we are extremely to have Elizabeth Devaney from the Children’s Institute at University of Rochester and Deborah Moroney from American Institutes for Research joining us to talk about their new book, Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time: Foundations and Futures.  

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Latest Strategies for Bringing Health & Wellness to OST

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Latest Strategies for Bringing Health & Wellness to OST

Research shows that parents want healthy options in out-of-school time. Adding fun activities, warm-ups, and healthy enrichment, as well as nutritious snacks and meals, is a great way to engage families and attract new students to your program. This webinar will introduce you to the newly refreshed National AfterSchool Association Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards (HEPA 2.0) and you’ll leave with resources to make your afterschool and summer programming inclusive, active, healthy, and fun.

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Youth Voice in Afterschool

Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Youth Voice in Afterschool

The past year has seen a wave of youth and student activists who have made their voices heard on a variety of topics and taken the national stage by storm. Join us for a webinar that discusses how afterschool and summer learning opportunities can provide the support and skills students want and need to raise their voices in public discourse and advocate for the issues and programs they care about.

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What Works: Lessons from 100,000 Lights On Afterschool Celebrations

Thu, Sep 6, 2018

What Works: Lessons from 100,000 Lights On Afterschool Celebrations

Every year, more than 1 million Americans come together in more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool events in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Like afterschool programs, Lights On Afterschool celebrations can be whatever you make of them; events come in all shapes and sizes, and don't have to cost a lot to be effective. Join us in this webinar to learn insights on how to use our extensive event planning tools and go over all of the basics to help you stay on track with your planning for this year's celebration.

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Learning from Successful Efforts to Integrate Social & Emotional Learning in Afterschool

Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Learning from Successful Efforts to Integrate Social & Emotional Learning in Afterschool

From helping children and youth develop positive relationships to landing their first job, social and emotional skills and competencies are supporting success in school, work, and life. Join us for a conversation with The Possibility Project, Girls on the Run, and City of Denver’s Office of Children’s Affairs for a discussion of how afterschool programs and systems can integrate social and emotional learning.

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