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Published: May 22, 2014

Afterschool Kitchen Crew: Health Snacks and Activity Guide

Introduce young people in programs to healthy eating habits with easy recipes and activities compiled from afterschool programs in New York City. To ensure that snack time is easy, filling, educational, and fun, this cookbook includes easy to prepare recipes that require no cooking or special training and that can be done in regular program space.

Published: May 20, 2014

Cultural Partnerships for Youth Training Manual

This guide was created to help community-based organizations (CBOs) and cultural institutions create a quality training program for teaching artists who are placed in afterschool programs. The Guide is designed to be useful to all site directors or other program managers who are responsible for training teaching artists. This Guide provides a framework for developing a Teaching Artist Professional Development Institute that infuses youth development with program practice while supporting the practitioners’ skills, knowledge, and expertise.

Published: May 6, 2014

Afterschool Meals Guide

The Food Resource and Action Center (FRAC) introduces its new Afterschool Meals Guide, an online resource to ensure that more afterschool programs are able to receive federal funding to provide healthy meals to children when the school day ends. Intended for afterschool programs, sponsors, state agencies, anti-hunger advocates and anyone interested in making nutritious meals available to children who need them, the guide walks through the basics of the Afterschool Meal Program, offers tips on how to apply for funding, and shares strategies on how to make it a success.

Published: May 13, 2014

Afterschool Professional Development: Resources, Outcomes, and Considerations

This NYSAN publication provides an overview of the types of professional development available in the out-of-school time field; outcomes participants or organizations can expect related to each type of professional development opportunity; principles of effective professional development for trainers, managers, and front-line staff; and considerations individuals and/or organizations must make when deciding on deploying resources for professional development.

Published: May 19, 2014

Measuring Youth Program Quality: A Guide to Assessment Tools

The growing interest in program quality has brought an increase of tools available to help programs and systems assess and improve quality. Given the size and diversity of the youth-serving sector, it is unrealistic to expect that any one quality assessment tool will fit all programs or circumstances. While diversity in available resources is positive and reflects the evolution of the field, it also makes it important that potential users have access to good information to help guide their decision-making.

and , with Sean Fischer and Marybeth Shinn, The Forum for Youth Investment

Published: May 20, 2014

Shared Features of High-Performing After-School Programs: A Follow-Up to the TASC Evaluation and the Out of School Time (OST) Observation Instrument

Examining high-performing afterschool projects funded by The After-School Corporation (TASC), evaluators reanalyzed student performance data collected during the multi-year evaluation of the TASC initiative to identify projects where the TASC afterschool program was especially likely to have contributed to improvements in students’ academic achievement. Report includes the Out of School Time (OST) Observation Instrument.

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