July 29, 2019
National Back to School Month August
July 1, 2019
July will mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's successful landing on the moon. It is a perfect opportunity to help youth explore STEM and learn about the Apollo 11 mission while engaging in a fun hands-on activity.
June 4, 2019
For years, individuals in STEM fields have been calling for more inclusivity for groups like women and racial minorities.
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.