Looking for information on state funding opportunities for afterschool and expanded learning? Check out our Public Funding News page.
The Network ran a Sustainability Series of webinars focused on the development and sustainability of high-quality programs, including afterschool, summer, and community schools, created or enhanced through school-community partnerships using American Rescue Plan funds. You can access the recordings of the webinars here.
The Wallace Foundation is a national philanthropy that seeks to improve education and enrichment for disadvantaged children. Their Knowledge Center has a compilation of valuable resources and financial tools for “fiscally fit” management. The organization identifies four key areas of strong financial management in order to deliver high-quality services: Planning, Monitoring, Operations, and Governance.
The Wallace Foundation has also developed a Cost Calculator for afterschool programs to determine their “reasonable” costs and priorities. Before taking the assessment, organizations should consider the following components necessary to developing next steps: Program Goals, Implementation, Size & Staffing and Results.
The Afterschool Alliance is working to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs. They have outlined resources to support organizations plan for their futures including the following tools: an online tutorial, new funding sources, tips on writing proposals and funding publications that will help through the process.
ExpandED Schools (formerly TASC) is a nonprofit organization that helps urban schools give kids more time, more ways, and more opportunities to learn so that everyone can succeed. ExpandED’s Youth Funders Database is a very comprehensive search tool for funding. This funding opportunities database provides the expanded learning time field with the latest public and private funding information for a wide range of programming such as: Academics, Art, Music, Theater, College & Career Readiness, Financial Literacy, Health, Mental Health, Nutrition, and Safety, Crime & Violence Prevention.
The Network for Youth Success also emails out funding opportunities and includes additional opportunities in the Network for Youth Success’ Membership newsletters. Become a member of the Network for Youth Success to receive these announcements.
NOMINATE SOMEONE GREAT! Do you know someone working in our field that deserves to be recognized for all their hard work? Someone who goes above and beyond advocating for the field? A program that is doing innovative things? If so, read the criteria below and nominate them for an award that best suits their excellence. Winners will be celebrated at our Annual Conference this coming spring. Nomination deadline is December 1, 2023 The awards available are:The Quality Leadership AwardThe Exemplary Award of ProfessionalismThe Program Award of Excellence and InnovationThe Champion AwardThe Regional Network Leader Award Nominate someone here: ... See MoreSee Less
Join us in celebrating Computer Science Week from December 4-12! Look at @codeorg to learn how to extend the Hour of Code beyond school hours. After-school programs can participate in this initiative by adding their location to the global map. You can also explore the wide range of events worldwide by visiting bit.ly/3ugp2zr. ... See MoreSee Less
STEM Activities for Families: Family engagement is a key factor in developing a positive STEM identity and success in STEM. These easy-to-implement, hands-on activities can be shared with families. The activities focus on engineering, technology, and math skills and content. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for fun and engaging activities for your program? Check out this NASA inspired activities ready to be implemented tomorrow! The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: A collection of fun and easy activities for ages 4-18 that cover a broad spectrum—everything from designing devices to addressing climate change to coding. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for fun and engaging activities for your program? Check out this NASA inspired activities ready to be implemented tomorrow! STEM Lessons From Space: Mathematics: A collection of math and engineering activities, videos, and resources with a focus on the International Space Station. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for fun and engaging activities for your program? Check out this NASA inspired activities ready to be implemented tomorrow! Welcome to Space Math @ NASA: A collection of math videos, books, and activities that are sorted by grade level, science topic, NASA missions, and engineering topics. All activities are based on NASA Mission and projects. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for fun and engaging activities for your program? Check out this NASA inspired activities ready to be implemented tomorrow! Hands-On Math: Fraction Math Trees: This fun, hands-on, kinesthetic and visual approach to learning about fractions produces “math art”. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for fun and engaging activities for your program? Check out this NASA inspired activities ready to be implemented tomorrow! Build a Pizza Box Solar Oven: Use easily found materials to create an oven where students can cook s’mores. The activity answers the question “What has engineering got to do with me?” in a way that is fun. ... See MoreSee Less