Partnership for After School Education

Issue 204
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June 15, 2020

Resources for Anti-Racism and Equity Education

The 50 State Afterschool Networks have put together an initial list of anti-racism and equity teaching resources. The document is set up as a Google spreadsheet with descriptions and live links to various sites, and is sorted into four categories; Resources for Providers Engaging with Children and Youth, Lesson Plans, Tips for Talking about Race with Children and Youth, Book and Film Lists. It is a living and working document, so if you have additional resources to add, please email

June 15, 2020

PEN America Summer Free Speech Advocacy Institute

Designed for talented and ambitious high school and college students, the PEN America Summer Free Speech Advocacy Institute will equip students to become forceful advocates for free speech and civil liberties, on campus and beyond. PEN America will offer two tracks: one for students entering grades 10-12, another for rising and current college students. Each track will offer a crash course in combating major threats to free speech, such as censorship, harassment, and disinformation. Offered virtually on weekdays from July 20, 2020 to July 30, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, the daily schedule will include conversations, presentations, and skills training sessions led by expert legal and policy practitioners from PEN America. Applications are due by June 23, 2020.

June 15, 2020

TKS Talk with Shaloo Garg

The Knowledge Society (TKS) will be hosting a talk with Shaloo Garg, Managing Director, Microsoft, on June 20, 2020 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Shaloo will talk about how startups are playing an important role in disrupting old industries and how Microsoft will contribute in the coming years. This event is specifically targeted to high school and university students, parents, and teachers but everyone is welcome to join. Learn more about the event and apply to attend.

June 15, 2020

Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance

The American Camp Association and YMCA of the USA have had a field guide prepared to provide educational resources to both day and overnight camps, state and local health departments, and parents/guardians and campers amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance is designed to provide camp directors and staff with a practical guide and tool kit to implement specific recommendations provided by the CDC in relation to risk reduction at camps.

June 15, 2020

Summer Activity Guides

Summers are for fun and engaged learning. In 2020 as the impact of the pandemic is widely felt, summer opportunities will be different for young people, families, and afterschool and summer program staff. The Summer Activity Guides were developed by the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network to help engage youth with supportive adults in a range of places. The Guides include 150 original activities and challenges organized by age groups. The activities are adaptable for in-person and virtual instruction, or a hybrid of both, as well as sent as take-home packets.