The Network for Youth Success developed the School Community Partnerships Guidebook for principals and other school leaders considering implementing Expanded Learning Time (ELT) programs. It contains resources, suggested models and issues to consider when collaborating with community partners to maximize the enrichment opportunities ELTs create.
Community organizations can play a crucial role in bringing resources and expertise to schools, complementing and supplementing what the rest of the school day delivers. For schools looking to increase student achievement despite challenging circumstances, a high-quality, thoughtfully designed partnership may bring an infusion of new energy, new ideas, and new resources into your work of changing students’ lives.
This guidebook also supports effective engagement of parents and students from the earliest stages of planning to help ensure that the additional time is seen as an opportunity to meet families’ needs.
Network for Youth Success’ guidebook reflects the thoughtful contributions of many experienced providers of ELT, community schools, and afterschool programs and represents best practices from the field and from research on afterschool and ELT.
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
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