May 16, 2019
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
April 16, 2019
How about a standing ovation for afterschool professionals? The last week of April (April 22nd through 26th) is Afterschool Professionals Appreciation week.
April 2, 2019
Math Awareness Month April
March 13, 2019
Afterschool programs provide excellent opportunities to help students build a foundational knowledge of food and nutrition. Youth who develop good nutritional habits are more likely to maintain those habits in adulthood. In your program, you have the ability to help them along their journey. To help you get started, here are a few tips:
February 28, 2019
National Nutrition Month March "In my food world, there is no fear or guilt, only joy and balance." - Ellie Kriegger
February 13, 2019
Out-of-school time educators who work in urban settings may feel like they have few to no options for connecting youth to nature. Where is nature in a concrete jungle? But Smith reminds all of humanity that even in the toughest urban settings, the natural world breaks through. It is the educator's job to notice nature and to provide opportunities for children to observe and be curious about it. Likewise, it is the provider's role to introduce nature to a setting when it is absent.
January 29, 2019
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month Month of February
January 15, 2019
Why Youth Leadership?
January 1, 2019
National Mentoring Month Month of January