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Leadership & Professional Development

Leadership & Professional Development

Professional development for teachers in afterschool programs goes hand in hand with being an insightful and responsive leader. Through leadership development training, afterschool programs are improved from top to bottom. When a staff is empowered and energized through staff training and development and professional development activities, children respond with renewed enthusiasm. Our professional development resources offer afterschool leaders valuable resources for inspiring a positive culture in their program.

Leadership & Professional Development Articles

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3 Simple Ways to Measure Success in Afterschool Programs

There are many studies that show afterschool programs are successful at driving positive results for students. However, it can be difficult for program leaders to demonstrate the same level of…

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5 Self-Care Tips for Educators

Feeling unaccomplished? Easily irritated? Drained of physical or emotional energy? If you answered “yes” to any, or all, of these questions, chances are you’re experiencing burnout. Burnout can have serious implications for…


7 Books Every Afterschool Professional Should Read

Jim Rohn said it best: “The book you don’t read won’t help.” Summer is the perfect time to lounge on the couch or poolside, crack open a book and discover innovative ways…

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Using Digital Marketing Tools to Grow Your Afterschool Program

Need new ways to market your afterschool program? While flyers and newspaper ads have proven effective at reaching specific audiences, digital marketing tools like social media and email can
expand your…


6 Tips for Effective Collaboration Between Program Directors and School Principals

School principals play an integral role in after-school program success, particularly school-based programs. In fact, effective collaboration between the principal and program director is key to providing students with a…


4 Simple Ways to Continue Professional Development During the Summer

Contrary to popular belief, many educators do not spend their summers sleeping in or lounging by the pool. For most, the summer months are the busiest of the year as…

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