Afterschool Program Resources

Lately I have had a rush of patrons come to the Grant Resource Center to research grants for afterschool programs.  To learn more about these patrons and their unique needs, I’ve been researching afterschool programs and have come across a few resources they might find useful.  These are not resources for grants, but rather resources for people who work with afterschool programs or would like to start one in their community.

  • AfterSchool Professional Network |  “Centralized, online resources and information for the afterschool and out-of-school time professionals and programs.”
  • Shared Features of High-Performing After-School Programs |  A PDF of a white paper prepared for the After-School Corporation with support from the U.S. Department of Education.  “This study examined high-performing after-school projects funded by The After-School Corporation (TASC), to determine what characteristics, if any, these projects shared.”
  • Starting an Afterschool Program: A Resource Guide |  A PDF from the National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center.  “Whether you are a school administrator, a faith-based organization, a family child care provider or any other type of afterschool program developer, this resource guide presents helpful publications and resources as
    well as a range of considerations as you begin to develop an afterschool program.”
  • The Center for After-School Excellence |  Creating educational opportunities for afterschool educators,  “The Center for After-School Excellence is dedicated to ensuring that during the critical afternoon hours, young people are supervised and instructed by well-trained staff in high-quality after-school programs.”

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