Partnership for After School Education


October 14, 2016

Free PSAT Prep Live

Kaplan is offering free, live online PSAT test prep through October 17, 2016. Recordings of all sessions are also available. To help give National Merit Scholarship contenders more support, Kaplan also has two free lessons specifically for them: Advanced PSAT Math and Advanced PSAT Verbal. These lessons also will be held on October 17, 2016. For more details and to register, visit the PSAT Prep Live website.

October 14, 2016

2016-2017 CRE Leadership Caucus

Strengthen leadership skills, gain a better understanding of how your decisions may impact your organization, and discuss leadership issues in an open and supportive environment at CRE’s Leadership Caucus. Started in 2005, this program provides early-career executive directors and qualified senior managers with a unique leadership development opportunity. Each session, led by senior members of CRE’s consulting staff with expertise in a particular area as well as peer-learning sessions, provides insights and perspective on key leadership questions and gives attendees the knowledge, practice, and support needed to move their organization forward. Application deadline is November 18, 2016. Download a flyer for more information.

October 14, 2016

Lights On Afterschool 2016

October 20, 2016 is Lights On Afterschool (LOA), a nationwide event organized by the Afterschool Alliance that celebrates afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. Visit the LOA website to register your afterschool event, view all the steps that go into planning an event using LOA's interactive planning timeline, search for event ideas, and sign up for webinars to learn from experts and fellow practitioners on the latest in afterschool, including program funding, research and analysis, practical guides, and how to's.

October 14, 2016

Effectively Engage Students with YCteen Stories - Free Professional Development Opportunity

On October 21, 2016, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Youth Communication is hosting a free training that provides concrete strategies for effectively using YCteen magazine stories in the classroom. Founded in 1980, YCteen is an award-winning magazine written by and for teens in New York City. Each issue is accompanied by a Lesson Guide for educators. Learn how to use circle protocols and open-ended questions to target students’ reading comprehension in a way that’s both successful and engaging. Youth Communication's story-based circle approach bolsters social and emotional learning, enhances literacy engagement, and builds trust and community in the classroom setting. The training will take place at 242 West 38 Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Advance registration is required. Space is limited.

October 14, 2016

Social Justice: Developing Opportunities for Young People to Make a Difference - Networking Meeting

On November 3, 2016, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, the Center for Educational Options' Networking Meeting is focusing on Social Justice: Developing Opportunities for Young People to Make a Difference.  In a time when people are filling the streets to protest unjust police shootings, contentious national elections reveal a divided public and inequitable distribution of resources prevails across neighborhoods, youth practitioners need to partner with young people to tackle community and social issues; engaging them around what is going on in the world in ways that are appropriate for programs and for the age of the young people. Tapping into young people’s expertise and energy can produce benefits for youth, adults, programs, and communities. Sarah Zeller-Berkman, PhD, will begin a conversation around youth participation, youth-adult partnerships and the inextricable links between community, social justice and youth development. RSVP to annehlawrence@gmail.com by October 31, 2016. Download a flyer for more information.

October 14, 2016

#DegreesNYC Citywide Summit

On November 14, 2016 at the CUNY Graduate Center, #DegreesNYC is hosting a Citywide Summit. The summit will be a full day of action around closing post-secondary equity gaps in New York City with all stakeholders - including city agencies, colleges and universities, community-based organizations and non-profits, faith-based organizations, funders and philanthropic organizations, businesses and corporations, community members, parents, families, and young people themselves. Participants will have an opportunity to join work groups and be part of #DegreesNYC's Impact Network. Registration is required.

October 14, 2016

The Fellowship Initiative in Context: Applying a Positive Youth Development Framework

The Urban Institute released a new brief, The Fellowship Initiative in Context: Applying a Positive Youth Development Framework. The Fellowship Initiative (TFI) is a multiyear program developed by JPMorgan Chase to expand opportunities for African American, Latino, and other young men of color. Students apply when they are in the 9th grade; programming begins the summer before their sophomore year and extends through the summer before they enter college. TFI fellows also receive support throughout college. The brief summarizes TFI’s theoretical underpinnings, the activities and supports it provides, and how it compares with other programs and initiatives aimed at helping young people access and succeed in college.