Afterschool Webinars

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Applying for the New York Life Foundation's 2022 Aim High Grants for Middle School OST Programs

Thu, Dec 16, 2021

Applying for the New York Life Foundation's 2022 Aim High Grants for Middle School OST Programs

The New York Life Foundation will award 40 grants to out-of-school time programs serving middle school youth through their Aim High grant program. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the funding opportunity, eligibility requirements, and expectations. 

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From Youth Served to Youth Led: How to build an intergenerational team for impact

Wed, Dec 1, 2021

From Youth Served to Youth Led: How to build an intergenerational team for impact

The Institute for Citizens & Scholars (C&S) and Afterschool Alliance will host an online webinar moderated and led by students from the Kentucky Student Voice Team (KSVT). The students will share more about the report co-authored by C&S and KSVT, to be published Nov. 8.

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Navigating SEL from the Inside Out: Implications for Out of School Time Programs

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

Navigating SEL from the Inside Out: Implications for Out of School Time Programs

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, educators around the country are seeing an increasing need to support young people who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, fear, trauma, food, insecurity, or even homelessness. One crucial avenue through which afterschool and summer learning program staff can help support young people is through the development of social and emotional skills, behaviors and beliefs. Join us for a great discussion of how and why afterschool programs around the country are leveraging SEL to help kids recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lights On Afterschool w/NASA: Pilot, Astronaut, Leader! Oh my!

Mon, Nov 8, 2021

Lights On Afterschool w/NASA: Pilot, Astronaut, Leader! Oh my!

Q&A with NASA Deputy Administrator and Astronaut Pam Melroy. Programs will be able to submit questions for Col. Melroy before and during the event

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Lights On Afterschool Youth Town Hall

Thu, Oct 28, 2021

Lights On Afterschool Youth Town Hall

Join us for the centerpiece event of the 22nd annual Lights On Afterschool, the nation’s celebration of afterschool programs. Youth from programs around the country will share reflections on the past year and a half and how their afterschool programs have impacted their lives, perspectives on what youth need to thrive, and hopes for the future. A special segment will be devoted to recognizing the powerful role of afterschool program staff and mentors in shaping the lives of young people.

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Lights On Afterschool: River City Drumbeat

Mon, Oct 25, 2021

Lights On Afterschool: River City Drumbeat

River City Drumbeat, a new documentary about the River City Drum Corp afterschool program, is a powerful story of music, love, and legacies. Edward "Nardie" White devoted his life to leading the African-American drum corps he co-founded with his wife Zambia Nkrumah in Louisville, Kentucky three decades ago. Join us in conversation with River City Drum Corp as we watch short clips from the film and discuss aspects of the program and its impact. This event kicks off the Afterschool Alliance’s 22nd annual Lights On Afterschool, the nation’s celebration of afterschool programs.

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Back to Afterschool with STEM

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Back to Afterschool with STEM

Join the Afterschool Alliance and partners at the California Academy of Sciences, Learn Fresh, and COSI to discuss using STEM activities to reengage students this fall! In this webinar, partners will walk through STEM tools and activities for virtual and in-person out-of-school time programming.

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Lights On Afterschool: Celebrating afterschool programs and staff

Thu, Sep 9, 2021

Lights On Afterschool: Celebrating afterschool programs and staff

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 policymakers see firsthand how you are supporting kids and families in your community. Whether this is your first Lights On Afterschool or your 22nd, join us for this webinar to inspire and help you get the most out of your celebration.

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America After 3PM: STEM Learning on the Rise

Wed, Aug 18, 2021

America After 3PM: STEM Learning on the Rise

The report, "STEM Learning in Afterschool on the Rise, But Barriers and Inequities Exist,” provides insights into what access to STEM learning looks like for children and youth in the United States. It is based on responses from nearly 31,000 U.S. families to a household survey.

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