Partnership for After School Education

Issue 141

March 31, 2017

College Decision Day - May 1, 2017

The New York City Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Readiness (OPSR) is hosting its annual College Decision Day on May 1, 2017 to support high school seniors to make an informed college decision, celebrate them for their postsecondary plans, and encourage younger students and families to prepare for college as early as possible. College Decision Day is New York City’s adoption of National College Signing Day, a program of the former First Lady's Reach Higher initiative. This day coincides with the date that most seniors must inform a college of their plans to enroll. If you work with a DOE school, talk to the school staff and encourage them to register and participate. Schools should register by April 7, 2017 to join OPSR's efforts and guarantee delivery of promotional materials by April 21.

March 31, 2017

Free Positive Youth Development 101 Workshop

Cornell University Cooperative Extension NYC is offering a free Positive Youth Development 101 workshop on April 19 and 20, 2017. This highly interactive 2-day training will explore key principles of youth development such as building youth positive outcomes, supportive relationships and environments for youth, youth voice and engagement opportunities, as well as, effective programming strategies. It will also examine the role of the youth worker by discussing core competencies and dilemmas of youth work. New educators and professionals working with youth as well as experienced professionals who want to refresh their knowledge of adolescent development and positive youth development are welcome to attend. Download a registration form to sign up. If you have any questions, contact Jutta Dotterweich, 607-255-4108 or