Partnership for After School Education

Issue 140

March 16, 2017

Improving and Increasing Youth Participation in Our Programs

The Center for Educational Options OST Networking Meeting takes place March 30, 2017 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. The January Networking meeting conversation focused on youth participation, youth-adult partnerships, and the inextricable links between community, social justice, and youth development. The March meeting focuses on strategies for improving and increasing youth participation and provides an opportunity to share activities people have implemented using problem and solution trees to break down social justice issues. RSVP to by March 27, 2017. Download a flyer for more information.

March 16, 2017

Effectively Engage Students With YCteen Stories

Effectively Engage Students With YCteen Stories, a free workshop from Youth Communication (YC) on March 31, 2017, provides concrete strategies for effectively using YCteen magazine’s award-winning true stories in the classroom. Learn how to use Circle protocols and open-ended questions to target students’ reading comprehension in a way that’s both successful and engaging. YC's story-based circle approach bolsters social and emotional learning, enhances literacy engagement, and builds trust and community in the classroom setting. You’ll also learn more about ways Circle creates a safe and comfortable space for students to share their personal connections to and questions about the stories they read. Participants in this training are eligible to receive a free group subscription for their school or youth program. Registration is required.

March 16, 2017

The Art & Science of Effective Youth Programs: A Groundbreaking Conversation to Promote Social Emotional Outcomes For Youth

The Art & Science of Effective Youth Programs takes place on April 24, 2017 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the CUNY Graduate Center. This symposium will engage youth development practitioners in conversations about how to strengthen social emotional learning (SEL) for youth based on recent findings from a large-scale, national collective impact study conducted by Algorhythm, with the support of Youth INC and News Corp. The goal of this symposium is to examine the four key drivers of success in promoting SEL, bring these data to “life,” lifting up our collective strategies and tips for success. RSVP is required.