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Program Development

Find afterschool program ideas to improve your program! Program development is essential in ensuring that children stay active and engaged during activities and continue to learn when the school bell rings. Get the most out of your afterschool program with program development guides to creating a program that meets the diverse needs of children in your care.

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Success Story: Green Energy Technology in the City

Providing afterschool and summer programs focused on STEM and Information Technologies.

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Success Story: Hope Center for Kids

A stand-out program that is making a big impact in the lives of their students.

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Six Helpful Strategies On Sustaining Quality Afterschool Programs

The demand for high-quality afterschool programs continues to rise, and rightfully so.

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7 Funding Resources to Help Sustain Your Afterschool Program

Continued afterschool participation is linked to a range of benefits for children and youth – improved academic performance, positive health outcomes, and more – making sustainability central to long-term program success.

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Raising the Bar: Promoting Quality Improvement in Afterschool

Following a visit by some of its members to an afterschool program in Providence, RI, the Wallace Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to quality educational programs, shared this…

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How To Promote Inclusion in Afterschool Programs

“Programs that are committed to quality and diversity often see belonging and inclusion as the starting point for all children." -Inclusion Works!

How can educators ensure that all students have access to…

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