Partnership for After School Education


July 01, 2016

Encouraging Growth Mindsets from Assets Coming Together (ACT) for Youth Center of Excellence

Assets Coming Together (ACT) for Youth Center of Excellence released a new resource for youth development workers, educators and others involved in the positive development of youth. Part of their PrACTice Matters series, Encouraging Growth Mindsets looks at how growth mindsets support learning and how youth work professionals can encourage growth mindset among adolescents. It also includes further readings and resources on growth mindset including links to additional research, a kit, and videos. ACT for Youth is a partnership among Cornell University's Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of New York City, the Center for School Safety at Ulster BOCES, and the University of Rochester Medical Center.

July 01, 2016

Public Libraries and Effective Summer Learning: Opportunities for Assessment

The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) released a new report, Public Libraries and Effective Summer Learning: Opportunities for Assessment. The report documents ideas exchanged by leaders from both inside and outside the library field at the National Forum on Effective Summer Learning in Libraries. The report frames the issue of summer learning loss and describes the ways in which libraries are evolving their summer programming to provide multiple and diverse learning opportunities that keep kids learning during this critical time. It also provides the opportunity to engage local government officials, partners and funders on the importance of libraries' summer learning opportunities and their impact on improving the lives of youth.