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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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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Helping Students Recover and Accelerating Success

Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Helping Students Recover and Accelerating Success

Presenters will also discuss the important role of the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers as well as funding included in the American Rescue Plan that is being used to support local afterschool and summer learning programs nationwide.

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Tapping into ARP State & Local Recovery Funds to Support Afterschool & Summer Learning

Wed, Jul 7, 2021

Tapping into ARP State & Local Recovery Funds to Support Afterschool & Summer Learning

This webinar will walk through the funding opportunities at the state and local level as well as provide examples of how the funds are being used to support enrichment and learning opportunities for young people.

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Youth-Centered Civics Initiatives to Strengthen Communities

Tue, Jun 22, 2021

Youth-Centered Civics Initiatives to Strengthen Communities

The Afterschool Alliance is partnering with the Institutes for Citizens & Scholars (C&S) to create an interactive webinar experience to explore the variety of contexts in which civic learning can occur and - through the lens of CIRCLE's evaluators and CSP grantees - dig deeper on what it means to become a youth-led organization.

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Getting Started with Service-Learning in Afterschool Programs

Tue, Jun 8, 2021

Getting Started with Service-Learning in Afterschool Programs

Join the Afterschool Alliance, Youth Service American, and the National Youth Leadership Council to learn about how to add service or service-learning to your program, the free tools and trainings available to you, and a $500 grant opportunity to support activities during the 2021-2022 academic year.

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