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Afterschool Action Kit
This booklet provides statistics, tips and resources related to afterschool programs. 

Afterschool News
This SEDL National Center for Quality Afterschool newsletter summarizes a study on the current landscape of promising afterschool high school programs. 

Afterschool Nutritional Toolkit
This guide was assembled under a grant to Hunger Free Heartland through the
National League of Cities and the Food Research and Action Center

Afterschool providers can play a critical role in eradicating childhood hunger.  This toolkit was designed to help such programs to provide nutritious snacks and meals.  In particular, it aims to make federal funding more accessible, and to promote best practices and sustainable program designs.  This toolkit and other materials from the Afterschool Nutrition Education Summit have been posted on My21stCCLC under Content>Project Director Resources.

After School Programs in the 21st Century. Their Potential and What It Takes to Achieve It. 
This Harvard Family Research Project's briefs highlights ten years of research on afterschool programs and finds implications for the future of the afterschool field. 

Breaking the Mold, Combining Community Schools with Expanded Learning Time to Help Educationally Disadvantaged Students
This Center for American Progress report examines three schools that have implemented the combined community school model and an expanded school calendar. 

Exploring Quality in Afterschool Programs for Middle School Students
This Harvard Family Research Project brief describes some of the key issues and challenges in providing quality programs for middle school-age youth and discusses how program quality standards can be used to improve them.

Moving Beyond Barriers: Attracting and sustaining youth participation in out-of-school time programs
This Harvard Family Research Project brief addresses strategies to attract and sustain youth participation in out of school time programs.

Practices to Foster in Out-of-School Time Programs
This Child Trends publication identifies ten practices that can foster positive outcomes for participants in out of school time programs. 

Promoting Quality Through Professional Development. A Framework for Evaluation
This Harvard Family Research Project brief offers a preliminary framework for understanding and implementing evaluations of out of school time professional development initiatives.

Shared Features of High-Performing After-School Programs: A Follow-Up to the The After School Corporation Evaluation
This study investigates shared characteristics of afterschool programs programs likely to have contributed to improvements in students' academic achievement and offers guidance to new or struggling programs when developing or refining a program. 

Shining a Light on Supervision: Lessons from the Beacons
This issue from The Forum For Youth Investment addresses supervision: guidance, feedback and knowledge provided to staff, particularly those working at the point of service, in order to achieve better outcomes for youth. 

The Quality of School-Age Child Care in After-School Settings
This Harvard Family Research Project brief describes the current measures of quality in school-age settings as well as highlights indicators linked to high-quality after-school programs and positive child outcomes.

The Rural Solution. How Rural Schools Can Invigorate Rural Education
This Center for American Progress publication combines data from the literature and other public sources, interviews, site visits, and the organizational experience of The Rural School and Community Trust in an examination of community schools from a rural perspective.

Understanding and Measuring Attendance
This brief reviews the research on out of school time program evaluations to examine three research based indicators of attendance- intensity, duration and breadth.


Afterschool Alliance
This website provides research, publications and resources related to afterschool programs.

Beyond the Bake Sale
This website offers resources for building collaborative family-school-community partnerships.

Corporation for National & Community Service
This website provides resources, effective practices, lending library and links related to out of school time.

Find Youth Info
This website provides information to create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs.

Learning Point Associates
This website offers research, publications and resources related to afterschool programs.

SEDL Afterschool and Expanded Learning
This website provides information on research, evaluation, professional development and resources related to afterschool programs.


Nebraska School-Age and Youth Development Core Competencies 2010
Michelle Krehbiel, 4-H Youth Development Specialist, and Kim Larson, Coordinator of Professional Development for Nebraska’s 21st CCLC program, introduce you to the Nebraska School-Age and Youth Development Core Competencies document. The Core Competency document was created by a team of afterschool specialists and is intended to promote professionalism in the field of youth development. Core Competencies are what all adults who work with children and youth need to know, understand, and be able to do to support children and youth’s development, learning, and success in school and in life.