Partnership for After School Education

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November 30, 2017

Young Adult Internship Program

The Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) provides job-ready 16-24 year-old young adults who are not working and not in school, placement into a short-term internship opportunity.  Funded through the Mayor’s Center for Economic Opportunity, the program offers 14 weeks of paid orientation, training and work followed by 9 months of follow-up services and assistance for placement in permanent jobs, training programs and educational opportunities. YAIP programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City, and offer a range of placements in many industries, including construction, hospitality, healthcare, and retail. Enrollment is ongoing. For more information, call 1-800-246-4646.

November 30, 2017

Advocacy 101: Promoting High-Quality Afterschool and Summer Opportunities

The Network for Youth Success will be holding free trainings, Advocacy 101: Promoting High-Quality Afterschool and Summer Opportunities, throughout the month of December. Learn how local, state, and federal policies impact program quality and availability, and how you can advocate for change with your legislators and through the media. These trainings are open to all afterschool, summer, and expanded learning program staff, from front-line to executive directors. Visit Network for Youth Success' Eventbrite page for training dates, times, and locations.

November 30, 2017

Tools, Ideas, and Strategies for Creative Computing in Afterschool Webinar

On December 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET, Afterschool Alliance is hosting a webinar, Tools, Ideas, and Strategies for Creative Computing in Afterschool. Providing students with the tools and knowledge they need to become creators of technology, not just consumers, is a growing priority for afterschool programs across the country. Many programs are building from the ground up and running into issues like finding the right curriculum or qualified staff teach computer science. In a conversation with Sarah Carter, from SciGirls, and Ricarose Roque, of the University of Colorado, Boulder, the webinar will address how to overcome these obstacles, pick the right tools to teach computer science, and to train program staff to use them. Register to participate.

November 30, 2017

Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy Webinar

On December 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm ET, the College Board will host a webinar on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®. Khan Academy SAT practice is personalized, world-class, and free. Join us to learn how students can build their own practice program to get and stay on track for success. Register to participate.

November 30, 2017

Empowering Afterschool Professionals for Digital Learning

The National AfterSchool Association released of a research report that explores how to empower afterschool professionals to ensure that all students—especially those in underserved communities—have equitable access to high-quality digital learning opportunities outside of school hours. The research review, developed by Policy Studies Associates in Washington, D.C., takes a close look at the experiences of the 10 million elementary, middle and high school students who participate in afterschool programs in school- and community-based settings. It reports that afterschool professionals play an especially important role in supporting learning for low-income students: consistent participation in high-quality afterschool has been shown to eliminate gaps in achievement based on income. The report also states that with the right professional development, afterschool professionals can help students actively navigate the technology to create deep learning experiences and develop digital citizenship and responsibility in a safe, facilitated setting. Download the report.