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The After-School Institute

Resource Links

As part of our mission to improve after-school programs, we endeavor to provide you with a wealth of helpful tips and information. We regularly compile and update the following resources to keep you up to date on the latest developments in after-school care.

  • Benton Foundation Kids Campaign 
    The Kids Campaign provides information and resources on after-school time as part of their knowledge and action center for adults who want to make their communities work for kids.

  • Afterschool Alliance
    The Afterschool Alliance raises awareness of the importance of after-school programs and offers research and tools for starting or improving your own local program. 

  • Children's Defense Fund 
    The Children's Defense Fund educates the nation about the needs of children and offers opportunities for taking action and getting involved.

  • Child Trends
    Child Trends is a nonprofit research organization that studies children, youth, and families in order to improve policymaking. The organization offers fact sheets, project information, and briefs on critical issues faced by young people.

  • ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology 
    National Library of Education, Department of Education 
    The Gateway is a searchable database that provides access to high-quality Internet lesson plans, curriculum units, and other education resources.

  • Fight Crime: Invest in Kids 
    Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is a group of law enforcement professionals and crime survivors who join forces to prevent violence, particularly during dangerous after-school hours.

  • National Institute for Out-of-School Time 
    The National Institute for Out-of-School Time at Wellesley College provides information on school-age child care, including publications, links, and training.

  • National After School Resources connects parents, teachers, after-school providers, and kids to federal and nonprofit resources for assistance with funding, planning activities, and other critical issues like dealing with child abuse or special needs.

  • National AfterSchool Association (formerly National School-Age Care Alliance)
    NSACA is a network of after-school professionals offering public policy recommendations and updates, publications and products, and the latest news and events in after-school care.

  • Partnership for Family Involvement in Education
    The Partnership provides a comprehensive listing of U.S. Department of Education publications on family and community involvement, including after-school programs and resources.

  • Power Excel

Visit Power Excel to find out informaiton on teaching conflict resolution to teens and pre-teens.

  • Promising Practices in After School

The Promising Practices in Afterschool (or "PPAS") System is an effort to find and share things that are working in afterschool programs.

  • National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
    The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center is a national source of information on prevention and intervention programs, publications, research, and statistics on violence committed by and against children and teens.

  • Tips and Toolkits for After-School Programs
    The Corporation for National Service provides a list of practical resources for planning and sustaining after-school programs, including tools for start-up, training tutors and mentors, coordinating volunteers, finding funding, and evaluating progress.

  • U.S. Department of Education
    The U.S. Department of Education provides the latest information on education issues, publications, statistics, and programs. 

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers the latest information and resources on children's health and development.

  • U.S. Department of Justice: Justice for Kids and Youth
    Justice for Kids and Youth provides children and youth with information on crime prevention, staying safe, volunteer opportunities, community service, and the criminal justice system.