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Click here to check out the latest copy of The Y4Y Insider, By the Numbers?. Get important tips for your GPRA reporting this summer, and much more. Also take a listen to May's Voices From the Field podcast, Inventive Program Ideas From Santa Fe 21st CCLC Practitioners, with guests Bill Rodriguez, Jeri Lyn Salazar and Bryan Cruz.

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Knowing Growing Kids: Child Development in your 21st CCLC
June 16, 1-2:30 p.m. ET
To better serve our students, we need to understand their developmental needs. In this edition of LIVE With Y4Y! we’ll dive into child and adolescent development – a topic that aligns with our newly launched course on y4y.ed.gov. We’ll explore the theoretical foundations of child and adolescent development and how developmental theories directly apply to practice in out-of-school time. We’ll then use this information to identify instructional practices that support healthy child development and student learning.
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Implementing Project-Based Learning with Y4Y (Two-Part Series)
June 21 and 23, 1-3 p.m. ET
Student-led projects are the perfect way to tap into students' interests, develop cooperative learning skills, and make learning relevant and fun for students of all ages! In this two-part series we will explore how to help students craft a driving question, facilitate research and work towards a culminating event, all while building students' knowledge and 21st Century skills. No matter your knowledge or experience, you’ll hear about exciting project ideas and learn best practices for facilitating student-led experiences!
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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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2022 Summer Symposium

Thank you to those who submitted presentation ideas to the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) 2022 Summer Symposium. The application window is now closed, and after review, the Department of Education will be in touch on the status of your Read more...

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Blog Posts


Friday, May 13, 2022

Health First!

A teacher and three of his female pupils planting seedlings in a raised bed in the school garden. All three girls are using small gardening equipment to help plant.The sun is out, fruits and vegetables are in season, you have the luxury of time, and happy moods abound! How will your summer program be intentional in addressing students’ health and wellness? What pieces of a ... read more

Friday, May 13, 2022

The Sky’s the Limit

Children playing with toy rocket and looking at the sky. Boy and girls make a wish by seeing a shooting star.At each stage of child development, there are new cognitive horizons to explore. Summer’s the perfect time to open young minds to different ways of thinking. With guidance from Y4Y’s course on stages of child and ... read more

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  • Choose from a variety of formats, lengths and topics
  • Certificates of completion available for some offerings
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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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  • For staff trainers and for practitioners
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