Partnership for After School Education

Issue 108

October 01, 2015

Lights On Afterschool 2015

October 22, 2015 is the 16th annual Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide event organized by the Afterschool Alliance that celebrates afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. The effort generates media coverage across the country each year, sending a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs. Afterschool programs can register their Lights On Aftershool events to let the Afterschool Alliance know how they are celebrating the day. Registered programs will receive an event starter kit, which includes 10 free posters to help promote their event, and will be eligible for prizes each week. Also, for the ninth consecutive year, the iconic Empire State Building will be lit up in yellow on that day to celebrate Lights On Afterschool.

October 01, 2015

Youth Today Webinar Series on Engaging Youth In Out-of-School Time

Youth Today is now offering monthly 30 minute lunchtime webinars. Practitioners can use these research based webinars to design and develop quality instructional activities for Out-of-School-Time programs and immediately implement downloadable lesson plans, hands-on activities and resources at programs. Participants are eligible for a certificate from Kennesaw State University which may be used to satisfy School-Age Child Care credits, depending on the state. Next webinar in the series is Libraries as Partners for Out-of-School Program Design on October 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm ET. To register and for more information on the series, visit the Youth Today website.