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Consider the needs of specialized groups and identities of young people in order to ensure that all youth across New York State have access to high quality opportunities when they are not in school. By looking closely at the needs, strengths, perspectives, and potential of diverse youth, practitioners can respond better to the needs of all youth in their care.

Equity and Inclusion–An Action Agenda for Afterschool Professionals by Jennifer Siaca Curry; article in Afterschool Matters, Fall 2017.

Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide, Annie
E. Casey Foundation

Racial Equity Tools

“Supporting Youth with Special Needs in
Out-of-School Time” by Jane Sharp, Elizabeth
Rivera Rodas, and Alan R. Sadovnik,
Afterschool Matters

Social Justice Phrase Guide, The Opportunity

Lesson plans aimed at reducing identity-based
bullying, Anti-Defamation League

Prevent religious bullying in the classroom,
Tanenbaum Center

Becoming Multicultural Educators: Personal
Journey Toward Professional Agency, edited by
Geneva Gay, Jossey-Bass, 2013

Helping Children Deal with Traumatic Events, from the Wellesley Center for Women.

From NIOST Newsletter:

Handling Uncertainty

Suggestions and tips from the Wellesley Centers for Women

Recent current events may have youth, families, and staff feeling anxious, sad, or angry. Our colleagues at the Wellesley Centers for Women have published new blogs that provide approaches to addressing uncertainty with thoughtful questions and useful tips that can be applied in your out-of-school time program.

Reflections on Charlottesville by Layli Maparyan, WCW Executive Director.

Addressing DACA Impact on School Climate by Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, Open Circle Director.

Dilemmas of practice-ISMS: case studies/scenarios from Sarah Zeller-Berkman

The Zinn Education Project

Teaching Tolerance

Facing History and Ourselves

Additionally, I attended a workshop at the 21st CCLC Summer Institute that was facilitated by Augustina Warton ( from ARTIS Love & Action and the Urban Arts Partnership in NYC.  She and the rest of her group provide training opportunities that are incredibly interactive and engaging.

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond

Yes Magazine: Recommended resource for educators on social issues from an equity & social justice perspective: