Partnership for After School Education

Issue 216

March 15, 2021

Bring Girls on the Run to your School or Community

Registration is now open to host a Girls on the Run program at your school or site this spring. Teams will meet online for 60-75 minutes twice a week for 8 weeks (16 lessons total). The Girls on the Run program is for students in 3rd-5th grade, and our Heart & Sole program is for students in 6th-8th grade. The program focuses on social-emotional development, and features activities and support to combat the impact that physical isolation and stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic have had on children. Spring programming starts on April 12, 2021. Apply to start a new site, or join an Open House on March 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM to learn more. You can also visit their website or contact their program manager Radford Lathan at

March 15, 2021

2021 American Express NGen Fellows Nominations

Nominations are now open for The American Express NGen Fellows program, part of the American Express Leadership Academy. The program offers a transformative opportunity for changemakers, age 40 and under, to strengthen their leadership capacity, hone their change-making skills, and build connections with some of the social sector’s most influential leaders. Every year the NGen Fellows program selects 12 individuals to participate in a nine-month leadership development program. In 2021, the program will be delivered in a fully virtual format without in-person meetings due to COVID-19. Applications for the 2021 American Express NGen Fellows Cohort are due March 21, 2021.

March 15, 2021

The Partnerships for Social Emotional Learning Podcast

The Wallace Foundation has released five episodes of a new podcast series, focused on their Partnerships for Social Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI). Each episode features discussions of early findings and lessons from a RAND Corporation study of the first two years of the initiative. The insights from the partnerships at each site – between school districts and out-of-school time intermediaries, and schools and afterschool programs – come at a time when interest in SEL is outstripping empirical guidance about how to implement these programs and practices.