Partnership for After School Education

In order to be effective, afterschool educators need to have a “bag of tricks” on hand that allows young people to channel their energy, be ready to learn, and make learning fun.

This session will help supervisors support their staff to develop a toolkit of icebreakers and activities, and to keep youth engaged, especially during transitions and downtime. We will discuss where to find these activities and how to help staff access and develop them in order to aid in lesson plan development.


Patricia S. Pugliese

Patricia began her career in youth development while still in high school, working in an after school program as an activity specialist. With over 20 years of experience in the field, Patricia has held a variety of positions including program director (elementary school age program), program officer, multi-site supervisor and senior director of youth and community programs. Patricia also co-chaired the Training and Development Committee when working with the Police Athletic League. Currently, Pa... Read More