Partnership for After School Education

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May 15, 2017

New York State Network for Youth Success: Power of 3:00 Ambassadors

The New York State Network for Youth Success has launched their statewide Power of 3:00 Ambassador program: a cohort of eight passionate afterschool providers and supporters from across New York who will work directly with staff from the Network’s Policy Department to develop the advocacy and media skill set to become an effective advocate for the children and youth they serve. This is an all-expenses paid, year long advocacy program. Ambassadors will be required to attend one day-long training in August, host one Lights on Afterschool event on National Lights On Afterschool Day, attend the Network's annual Advocacy Day, host a springtime advocacy event, and participate in Power of 3:00 Ambassador update calls. Applications are due May 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

May 15, 2017

Row New York Queens Summer Camps

Row New York's Queens Summer Camp provides on-water activities to groups of young people from other youth-serving organizations in New York City. This program takes place on Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Rowers learn the basics of the sport on land-based rowing machines and then get out on the water in stable barges. The focus of this program is teamwork, fitness, and outdoor fun. Download a flyer. To bring a group to row on Meadow Lake this summer, email Director of Community Rowing Matt Logue at

May 15, 2017

​Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® Video Series

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) is pleased to share its TAG Talks video series, created as part of the Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG) call to action. The series is co-sponsored by OAH and the federal Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs and currently includes two videos: The Crisis of Connection for Adolescent Boys and The Power of the Adolescent Brain. Each video in the series is available as a full-length, 30 minute program as well as in short, individual segments, and is accompanied by citations, additional resources, and discussion guides for professionals and family members.

May 15, 2017

National Summer Learning Association Kickoff to Summer Learning Day 2017

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is hosting a kick-off webinar on May 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm to support your community's efforts to keep kids learning, safe and healthy as part of National Summer Learning Day (NSLD). NSLA will share new summer resources to support community outreach efforts, tips for celebrating NSLD, and introduce their new event tracker used by many media outlets to find story ideas at the community-level. Guest speakers from B'More Read More (Grade-level Reading Baltimore) and OregonASK will share how they have tapped into the power of NSLD as a way to celebrate and promote summer learning at the program, community, and state levels. Register to participate.

May 15, 2017

The State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the 1 in 5

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has released The State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the 1 in 5. Building on NCLD’s 40-year history as the leading authority on learning disabilities, this report uses recently released data for the 2015–2016 school year and other field-leading research to shine a light on the current challenges and opportunities facing the 1 in 5 children who have learning and attention issues such as dyslexia and ADHD. This report provides key insight into the progress that has been made—and the work yet to be done—to raise expectations and improve outcomes for the 1 in 5. The report also highlights the need for targeted policy reforms and additional research into evidence-based solutions that will help create a more inclusive society that recognizes the potential of all individuals.

May 15, 2017

Campaign for Children and Citizens’ Committee for Children Issue Survey

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York commissioned Global Strategy Group on behalf of the Campaign for Children to poll New Yorkers to gain insight into how they are managing to meet the needs of their children and families in the current economic climate and whether or not they want child care, after-school, and summer programs to be prioritized by the City administration. The poll of 800 New York City voters shows that New Yorkers want the city to invest more in these programs in order to address the economic strain that households across a wide range of income levels are under. The pool also highlights that New Yorkers believe these services are critical for parents to participate in the workforce and children to succeed academically. Download the poll results.