Welcome

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

Our Blog

Understanding and Engaging Families

Just like the youth your programs serve, no two families are alike. Often we think of diversity just as race or ethnicity, but it has many other aspects (e.g., social class, geography, age, abilities). Acknowledging and better understanding differences can help build cultural com... Read More »

Featured Event

Y4Y Panel Discussion on Creating Parent-Community Advisory Boards

On April 7, 2015, Y4Y hosted a panel discussion and webinar on building an advisory board and collaborating with your parents and community members to support students and activities. The session archive is now available on our webinars page.

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