I'm very happy to share this online community with you, our talented and hard-working 21st Century afterschool professionals. We've developed this entire website based on what you're telling us you need to create engaging afterschool programs. The site will help you connect and share resources with your colleagues, provide professional development and technical assistance opportunities, and offer tools for improving your program practices. Thank you for joining us!

Director, Office of Academic Improvement Programs
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Elementary & Secondary Education

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New Year, New STEM-tations

STEM concepts—science, technology, engineering and math—are important concepts to tackle complex local and global challenges. Whether you’re new to STEM or ready to raise the bar, Y4Y resources can help you build STEM knowledge and practice to support student learning. ... Read More »

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PPICS Information Updates

The current PPICS system will be retired in 2014. The phase-out process will occur during the latter months of the 2013-14 APR State-reporting period.

Important changes to the 2013-14 APR reporting process will occur. The Department of Education recommends that you carefully consider the following recommended action steps...

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