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Click here to check out the latest copy of The Y4Y Insider, Sisters Mean You Always Have Backup. Also take a listen to July's Voices From the Field podcast, Community Partnerships in the Borderlands, with Sara Morales.

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New Leaders Academy
August 9, 11, 16, and 18, 1-3 p.m. ET
Calling all new 21st CCLC leaders or anyone seeking a refresher on successful program elements! In this four-part series, The U.S. Department of Education's Y4Y Technical Assistance Team will share a logical process for structuring your program from the ground up. Participants will have opportunities to interact with facilitators in real time to ask their most burning questions and share their own successful strategies with the class.
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Developing and Implementing a Safety Plan
August 23, 1-2:30 p.m. ET
Are your program staff clear on roles and expectations during various emergencies? Are students and families aware of and ready to implement established safety procedures? Join the U.S. Department of Education’s You for Youth (Y4Y) Technical Assistance team as we help program directors, site coordinators, and other program leadership implement and revise existing organizational safety plans for the needs of your program.
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Developing Strategic Partnerships
August 30, 1-2:30 p.m. ET
What makes a partnership effective? How do you enrich or build on existing partnerships to strengthen your program? This session will review Y4Y tools and resources designed to help out-of-school time programs develop and improve relationships with schools, community- and faith-based organizations, and other partners.
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Health and Wellness: Partnering With the School Day
August 31, 1-2:30 p.m. ET
What do you think of when you hear “health and wellness?” Every person has their own definition and how it applies to their own life. In this session, we’ll help you develop your own sense of health and wellness along with an awareness of its place in out-of-school time programs.
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Recruiting and Retaining High School Students
September 1, 1-2:30 p.m. ET
High school students have a lot of options on how to spend their time outside of the school day. Join the U.S. Department of Education’s Y4Y Technical Assistance team as we share tips and strategies for making your out-of-school time program an attractive option for older students.
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LIVE With Y4Y!
Start the Year Off Right: Fiscal Management for 21st Century Community Learning Centers
September 8, 1-2:30 p.m. ET
With another academic year underway, now is the perfect time to revisit your program budget and make any necessary adjustments. We’ll take you through the major budget considerations for project directors and will plan to troubleshoot common budget problems. This fun and interactive session is a great refresher for experienced program leaders, as well as a strong foundation for new or prospective 21st CCLC leaders.
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Building Positive Staff Culture and Enriching Environments for Students
September 13 and 15, 1-3 p.m. ET
What is the culture and climate of your 21st CCLC program? Is your program a positive place where all students have the opportunity to learn and grow? If you’re not sure about your answer, we have two great sessions for you! We’ll help you build your culture, define your characteristics of a positive learning environment, and plan for positive behavioral management.
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Check out Y4Y's TWO new courses: Fiscal Management to have all your 21st CCLC budgeting questions answered, and The Virtual Edge to make the most of your program's use of technology.

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Register now for our New Leader’s Academy

August 9, 11, 16, and 18, 2022, 1 – 3 p.m. Eastern daily

Calling all new 21st CCLC leaders or anyone seeking a refresher on successful program elements! In this four-part series, The U.S. Department of Education's Y4Y Technical Assistance Team will share a logical process for Read more...

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Blog Posts

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Expanding the Sisterhood (and Brotherhood)

July’s the perfect time to think about expanding your program’s sisterhood (and brotherhood)! Use this helpful checklist to lay the groundwork for staff recruitment and retention as you plan for fall programming. 

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Big Sisters and Brothers

What opportunities do you offer in your 21st CCLC program for older and younger students to interact? How can that interaction benefit both parties? With tips from Y4Y’s Stages of Child and Adolescent Development and ... read more

Professional Learning • Technical Assistance • Resources

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Professional Learning

  • For program leaders and staff at every level
  • Choose from a variety of formats, lengths and topics
  • Certificates of completion available for some offerings
  • Available 24/7 at no cost
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Technical Assistance

  • On-site or virtual — your schedule, your choice
  • Free and available to states and territories upon SEA request
  • Topics include those covered in Y4Y courses, among others
  • Quarterly Y4Y Showcase webinars on timely topics
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  • Time-saving customizable tools and templates
  • For staff trainers and for practitioners
  • Topical resource libraries and best practice kits
  • Selected links to useful external resources

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