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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.

Updated Project-Based Learning Course Live!

Y4Y’s newly updated Project-Based Learning course shows, step-by-step, how to tap into students’ natural curiosity by awakening a sense of wonder about people, places and things in the world (indeed, the universe) where they live. Jump into the course and get ...Read more

Lead by Asking, Listening and Responding

Project-Based Learning, Literacy, Learn, Teach

You already know that questions are an important tool for learning. In the classroom, they can help improve students’ reading comprehension and drive project-based learning. But questioning is also a strategy ...

CSI or TSI Schools: What You Need to Know

Project-Based Learning, Learn, Teach

Education has its own language, one that includes lots of acronyms. You’ve probably heard school staff talk about AP (Advanced Placement), EL (English learner) and IEP (Individualized Education Program). In ...