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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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Four Advocacy Strategies for Lights On Afterschool

Every year, one million Americans join together to celebrate Lights On Afterschool (LOA). It’s the only nationwide event held to highlight afterschool programs and the positive impact they have on children,…

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6 Proven Tips to Combat Gender bias in STEM Education

It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in STEM fields. While women make up half of the overall workforce, only 28% of them hold STEM jobs, according to this resource from…

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Bullying Prevention: How to Help Students Cope with Bullying

Bullying is a common problem among today’s children and youth. In fact, more than one of out of every five (20.8%) students report being bullied, according to the National Center for…

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5 Inspiring Podcasts for Educators

If you haven’t heard of podcasts, chances are you’ve been living under a rock. A podcast is an episodic series of digital audio files that can be downloaded and listened to on…

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Keep Kids Creative: 5 Practical Tips for Sparking Creativity in Afterschool

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” -Pablo Picasso

Children are born creative. They have a natural curiosity to question, explore and invent, which is…

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Teaching Charity: 7 Tips for Cultivating a Giving Spirit in Students

Children are natural born helpers, but their eagerness to help dwindles as they get older. Teaching charity is a great way to nurture their natural tendency to help and to…



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