Partnership for After School Education

Issue 182

February 15, 2019

Designing for Engagement: The Benefits of High-Quality Arts Programming for Tweens - Webinar

Arts learning programs that intentionally integrate creative skill-building and expression with positive youth development principles fuel young people’s imaginations, strengthen their leadership, and build critical learning and life skills. A newly released Wallace Foundation report, Designing for Engagement: The Experiences of Tweens in the Boys & Girls Clubs Youth Arts Initiative, finds tween participants who participated in programs of this kind within general youth-serving organizations improved not only artistic skill, but also social-emotional learning, and had increased club attendance and retention. Register to participate in a free webinar, on February 20, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, hosted by the National Guild for Community Arts Education to learn how to deepen arts learning practices to attract youth and create measurable benefits.

February 15, 2019

Summer Program Planning Tools You Can Use Now - Webinar Series

The National Summer Learning Association, National AfterSchool Association, and the Afterschool Alliance are co-hosting a free, three-part summer program planning webinar series beginning on February 27, 2019. Part one of the series will look at Getting to Work on Summer Learning, Second Edition, by the RAND Corporation, a report that explains the elements of successful programs and offers school districts and community providers planning advice on staffing, student recruitment, and creating a positive climate. This first webinar will also dive into the accompanying online Summer Learning Toolkit, mapped to RAND’s findings, which features more than 50 practical tools and planning resources to help school districts and their partners design and deliver high-quality summer programs. Register to participate.

February 15, 2019

Webinar: Beyond the (Gender) Binary

Youth Communication is hosting a free webinar, Beyond the (Gender) Binary: Supporting Students With a Gender Responsive, Story-Based Approach, on February 27, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST. In this one-hour interactive webinar, you will learn strategies for how to use teen-written stories to create a supportive learning environment and engage youth in meaningful discussions around gender expectations and stereotypes. Webinar participants will practice an interactive activity around teen writer Selena Garcia’s story “Why Can’t We All Be Ourselves?” This webinar is ideal for middle and high school educators, counselors, mentors, afterschool staff, professional development coordinators, school principals, and other professionals who work with teens.

February 15, 2019

School's Out, Make it Count! 2019 Annual Conference

Registration is now open for NYS Network for Youth Success' conference for out-of-school time professionals. School's Out, Make it Count! takes place May 10 and 11, 2019 in Saratoga Springs, NY. The conference provides training, professional development, and networking opportunities for program staff and directors to increase the quality and sustainability of their programs. Conference offerings include leadership, diversity and inclusion, and Executive Director tracks, 30-minute speed sessions, a buffet lunch, and vendor area.

February 15, 2019

Seachange Collective Social Justice Workshops

Seachange Collective's 2019 New York City workshop schedule includes interactive, one-day workshops focused on aligning social justice values and practice, understanding positionality and privilege, and centering the needs and voices of those most affected in anti-oppression work. They are designed for people who work in non-profits, schools, community organizing, public service, and any other spaces seeking a stronger commitment to social justice. Visit their website for the workshop schedule.