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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.

Links
  • Benton Foundation Kids Campaign 
    www.kidscampaign.org 
    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 
    www.afterschoolalliance.org
    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 
    www.childrensdefense.org 
    The Children's Defense Fund educates the nation about the needs of children and offers opportunities for taking action and getting involved.


  • Child Trends 
    www.childtrends.org
    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
    www.thegateway.org 
    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 
    www.fightcrime.org 
    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 
    www.niost.org 
    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 
    www.afterschool.gov
    Afterschool.gov 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) 
    http://www.naaweb.org/
    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 
    http://www.ed.gov/pubs/whoweare/index.html
    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

www.powerexcel.org

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

  • Promising Practices in After School

www.afterschool.org

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 
    www.safeyouth.org
    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
    www.nationalservice.org/areads/resources/cnsresources.html
    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
    www.ed.gov
    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
    www.hhs.gov 
    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
    www.usdoj.gov/kidspage
    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.