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Resources for Afterschool Professionals

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Published: May 22, 2014

The Arts Career Guide

Designed to introduce young people to the myriad opportunities that exist in the professional art world, and the many paths that can be followed to become an arts professional, the Guide includes profiles of professional artists, descriptions of nearly one hundred arts professions, key terms to know in the arts, and a directory of free and low-cost resources in all five boroughs of New York City.

Published: May 20, 2014

College Prep Milestones: A Guide for Afterschool Practitioners

Using existing literature and research, PASE created College Prep Milestones, age-specific milestones for use by afterschool programs. The Milestones charts are organized by a student's stage in the college prep process and outline the academic and social-emotional readiness knowledge, skills, or preparedness critical to college success. The Milestones also includes activity ideas and sample lesson plans that afterschool programs may incorporate to support achievement of these benchmarks. This updated version includes an extended college years section and updated resoruces.

Published: November 24, 2014

College Prep Programming Assessment Tool (CPPAT)

Self assessment tool for programs that focuses on indicators of college prep programming effectiveness in a variety of college preparation & completion domains for both middle school and high school youth. Programs can use the CPPAT to identify priorities & strategize any potential changes related to their college prep programming.

Published: May 20, 2014

Dollars and Sense: Building Financial Dreams

This three session curriculum and accompanying Young Adult Guide to Saving and Investing for Retirement is designed to provide 18-to-24 year olds with crucial information about the value of saving, especially for retirement, and enable them to create a more financially secure future for themselves and their families

Published: December 16, 2014

Fostering Financial Literacy for Youth Resource List

This resource list, compiled as part of our Fostering Financial Literacy for Youth program, provides staff with access to information needed to provide relevant and up to date financial education to their youth. The list includes links to tools, lesson plans, and articles to help staff develop financial literacy lessons. The topics covered include budgeting and saving, college financial aid packages, credit cards, debts and loans, and investment.

Fostering Financial Literacy for Youth provides professional development workshops to afterschool professionals focused on educating high school students in financial literacy to better prepare them for life during and after their time in higher education.

Published: May 15, 2014

FAFSA: A How-To Guide for High School Students (And the Adults Who Help Them)

The Center for New York City Affairs has published the teen-friendly FAFSA: A How-To Guide for High School Students (And the Adults Who Help Them) to answer the specific questions that many NYC students have about the FAFSA. The guide was written in partnership with experienced college guidance and financial aid professionals and is designed to be particularly relevant to hopeful first-generation college students and/or families who are newcomers to the country. Please contact Kim Nauer at with any questions or feedback.

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