This new brief from the Afterschool Alliance explores afterschool and: the Common Core State Standards, students with disabilities and other special needs, data utilization to improve programming, and keeping children safe and supported. The briefs examine just a few of the ways afterschool programs support middle school youth, families and communities.
By GINNIE GRAHAM World Staff Writer | Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 The gap between school hours and traditional work schedules still exists. Latch-key kids are still around. School districts and nonprofits offer programs for after-care or extended-day programs, but all have a cost and limited space. It’s an area
“Does everything have DNA?” Instructor answers, “Yes, every living thing has a genetic code called DNA!” Students in the Douglass High School PEAK (Perfecting Education and Academics for Kids) Afterschool Program experimented with different fruits to extract its DNA. Students worked with an instructor from the Oklahoma University Health Science
Tulsa World BY MIKE AVERILL World Staff Writer Monday, April 29, 2013 Inside the main room of New Beginnings Community Church, Kujanga Jackson directed a group of students to two sides of a makeshift grid.Each spot in the grid represented a space in an invisible maze. Using teamwork, the students
Many out-of-school time (OST) programs engage, reinforce and boost students STEM learning when formal classroom time ends. Take time to read this enlightening article explaining why afterschool and summer programming are key infrastructures to our future STEM workforce pipeline. Read more of this article and download the PDF by clicking here.
Last week I had an opportunity to convene with some of this nation’s impassioned afterschool advocates in Washington D.C. for the Charles Stewart Mott Conference. For decades, the Mott Foundation and supporters acknowledge the positive impact out-of-school time and expanded learning programs have on youth development in areas like academics,
Afterschool Programs Generate Interest in Science, Math Classes, Study Says January 28, 2013 by Youth Today Staff Kids involved in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) afterschool programs were more likely to develop greater interest in those subjects in school, according to a new report by theAfterschool Alliance.
You pull into the parking lot, and open your door to energizing music blasting over the loud speakers. The building doors swing open, and you start to think that you’re at the hippest and coolest place in Norman. Beautiful bright colors on the walls, nice comfortable leather couches and chairs,
Do you have a young person at home or in your classroom interested in robots, video games, Legos, digital art or app design? Or maybe one that wants to do it all? If that’s the case, you should checkout techJOYnT! The OKAN staff recently stopped by techJOYnT and were treated
A new study has just been released that helps “make the case” for expanded learning opportunities. Afterschool Programs That Follow Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Social and Emotional Development Are Effective summarizes findings from a comprehensive research review. They find that programs that follow four evidenced-based practices are most successful. Click
Local childcare program inspires low-income children to attend college and pursue STEM careers. Technicianonline.com By Sarah Maxwell, Staff Writer Published: Monday, January 16, 2012 Two of our state’s largest accredited institutions are located next door to one another: N.C. State University and North Carolina Central Prison. Many children in today’s
Tulsa World by: MARTHA IRVINE Associated Press Sunday, October 30, 2011 CHICAGO – Each time 15-year-old Reginald Graham builds a bicycle, the process begins with a ritual. He goes to the back room at the shop where he often works after school and scans the bikes and bike parts. Many
Torani Cherry, Raspberry, and Sugar Free French Vanilla syrups will sport new, limited-edition art labels designed by three students, Brook, Haven and Rachael from Stratford, Oklahoma. Stratford SAFE is a 21st Century Community Learning Center site. Their art was chosen from hundreds of entries from afterschool youth all across the
Promise Neighborhoods Grant Opportunity The U.S. Department of Education has released its federal application for Promise Neighborhoods – a new program investing in the future of children from birth through college by building a pipeline of social, educational, and health supports in poor communities in urban, suburban, and rural areas