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Online Professional Learning and
Technical Assistance for
21st Century Community Learning Centers

Professional Learning

The focus of Y4Y is on learning and professional development for every staff member at every level of 21st CCLC programs.

Select the icon and dive into all of the professional learning that Y4Y offers. Check your understanding after each course through short assessments and receive a certificate of completion; learn how to train your staff on any particular course; and, if you are short on time, review our Click & Go’s for quick learning on the go!

Technical Assistance

On-site and Virtual Technical Assistance: The Y4Y technical assistance (TA) Team can provide targeted on-site and virtual TA trainings to 21st CCLC programs in all states and territories, free of charge. Our TA covers all courses topics offered on Y4Y and more. For more about the topics, and information on how to request trainings, please visit our TA page.

Free Webinars: The Y4Y TA Team also has free virtual Showcases throughout the year on important and interesting topics relevant to 21st CCLC programs. The Showcases are broadcasted on the Y4Y site with free registration for all Y4Y users.

Free Resources

The Y4Y portal is filled with free resources for all of your 21st CCLC program needs. From checklists for supervisors and principals to STEM activity guides, it’s all there at your fingertips to help you reach your program and site goals. You will find resources that are featured in each course, as well as external links to lesson plans and research-based resources.

You can also explore a list of external drug and alcohol prevention resources, and conference materials where Y4Y sessions have been held.

Expand Your Learning With New Y4Y Content

Y4Y brings you more ways to professionalize your practice and get results. Check out two new course topics: Introduction to 21st Century Community Learning Centers and Managing Your 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program; and a new section on the Summer ...Read more

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