2015 Summer Institute

Empowering Youth to Actively Participate in Prevention

Time and Place: Tuesday, 9:45 a.m., Lalique 2

Many 21st CCLC programs build youth leadership and decision-making skills through engaging drug and alcohol prevention programming. Using resources and guides on the Y4Y portal, participants will be able to develop strategies and techniques to enhance their implementation of afterschool prevention programs. Participants will explore interactive activities that are designed to address prevention and intervention components for grades K-12. Please bring a laptop, tablet or Internet-accessible device to explore Y4Y during the session.

Note: Find all the links to Y4Y Drug and Alcohol Prevention Resources here

Investing in Family Engagement

Time and Place: Tuesday, 4:00 p.m., Lalique 2

Engaging families in your program is easily worth the investment of time, energy and resources when you see the value in terms of student success. This session will explore best practices for improving and developing relationships with families. Y4Y trainers will collaborate with participants to customize Y4Y resources and tools to help create a family-friendly dynamic, solicit family input, plan engaging activities and serve family needs. Please bring a laptop, tablet or Internet-accessible device to explore Y4Y during the session.

Building Literacy through Fun and Games (grades K-5)

Time and Place: Wednesday, 10:45 a.m., Lalique 2

Literacy after school can incorporate play that helps students gain critical academic and 21st century skills. Using Y4Y resources, participants will improve their understanding of the building blocks of literacy and learn to implement engaging literacy activities. Participants will take away research-based literacy strategies for building collaboration and critical thinking skills while having fun. Please bring a laptop, tablet or Internet-accessible device to explore Y4Y during the session.