Partnership for After School Education

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May 16, 2018

Write the Future: Be a Mentee or Mentor at Girls Write Now

Girls Write Now is accepting applications for their 2018-2019, year-long mentoring programs. Girls Write Now is a dynamic, multi-generational community of women on a mission. High school girls and gender non-conforming youth will be matched with women professional writers and media makers in high-impact mentoring relationships. Teens learn to find their voices and share their stories through poetry, memoir, essays, and multimedia narratives. Creative and inspired teen girls and gender non-conforming youth who will be in grades 9-12 next year, and who attend New York City public high schools, apply to be a mentee. Diverse and passionate women writers and media makers, apply to be a mentor. The priority deadline for applications is June 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

May 16, 2018

Free Webinar: Incorporate Youth Voice into Social Emotional Learning

Incorporate Youth Voice into Social Emotional Learning is a free, interactive webinar from Youth Communication. Participants will learn strategies for how to leverage youth voice to create a supportive learning environment and strengthen the social, emotional, and literacy skills of teens. This webinar is ideal for educators, counselors, and professionals who work with teens. There are two opportunities to participate in this online event: May 16, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm or May 23, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Visit the Youth Communication's website, for more information and to register.

May 16, 2018

Empire State After-School Program Proposal Request

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), in consultation with the New York State Education Department invites eligible school districts and not-for-profit community-based organizations to submit proposals for the establishment and/or expansion of quality after-school programs for the Empire State After-School Program (ESAP). Among the ESAP objectives, programs should provide opportunities for academic enrichment, offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, and offer students’ families opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education. The proposal submission deadline is June 27, 2018 by 3:00 pm ET. For additional key dates and information, visit OCFS' website.

May 16, 2018

COMPASS Elementary and SONYC Programs (Public Schools) Request for Proposals 2018

The Department of Youth and Community Development has released two Request for Proposals (RFP) for the COMPASS Elementary and SONYC Middle School programs. Organizations prequalified in the relevant service areas will be able to view and apply through the Accelerator system. COMPASS Elementary programs seek to promote positive youth development, foster social and emotional skills, and encourage youth leadership through engaging activities that incorporate hands-on learning in safe, welcoming environments. SONYC programs encourage youth to pursue their passions and develop new interests with support from qualified and caring adults. They offer participants opportunities to experience the joy of learning outside the classroom while fostering social, emotional, and cognitive skills. Attend an optional pre-proposal conference to learn more. The proposal due date for both RFPs is July 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

May 16, 2018

An Ideal Opportunity: The Role of Afterschool in Social and Emotional Learning

Ensuring all children and youth thrive as they move through school and into their adult lives requires that they have the opportunity to develop the skills and competencies that will help them land their first job, navigate and overcome the challenges they will face, keep positive relationships, and make good decisions. A new Afterschool Alliance issue brief, An Ideal Opportunity: The Role of Afterschool in Social and Emotional Learning, delves into the multifaceted ways afterschool and summer learning programs are engaging students to support their social and emotional development.

May 16, 2018

Preparing for Effective SEL Implementation

School-based programming aimed at building competencies in social and emotional learning (SEL) has been shown to have positive outcomes for kids in pre-school and beyond. But even high-quality, evidence-based programs can falter if they are not implemented effectively. Preparing for Effective SEL Implementation, part of a series commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, is a brief by Harvard Graduate School of Education's Ecological Approaches to Social Emotional Learning Laboratory (EASEL), that describes features and best practices of effective SEL programs and offers a set of recommendations.