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How To Create a Safe Space in Your After School Program

Providing a safe space is critical for after school programs striving to help children thrive.

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5 Afterschool Organizations to Donate to This Giving Tuesday

Coined the annual “Day of Giving,” #GivingTuesday started in 2012 as a way to help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods or your voice. Taking place on the…

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6 Resources to Foster Entrepreneurial Thinking in Students

In an education system where the emphasis on standardized testing and rigorous standards can stifle creativity, entrepreneurship can help foster the skills students need to become the doers, makers and…

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How to Fight Hate and Encourage Tolerance in Afterschool Programs

Hate is commonplace in today’s society. From the demonstration of violence and racism in Charlottesville to the massacre of dozens in a gay nightclub in Orlando, we are inundated with reports…

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7 Practical Tips to Be a Better Communicator for Program Leaders

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” -James Humes

As program leader, good communication skills are essential. Whether you’re talking to program staff, school administrators or families in your program, it’s…

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How to Use Compliment Cards to Spark Kindness in Students

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” -Dalai Lama

One way students can show kindness to one another is through compliment cards. When we give genuine, meaningful compliments to others we…

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Five Stress Management Strategies for Students

Children, like adults, can and do experience stress. In fact, children can begin to feel stressed as early as preschool. And, while they may face a range of stressors -…



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