I'm very happy to share this online community with you, our talented and hard-working 21st Century afterschool professionals. We've developed this entire website based on what you're telling us you need to create engaging afterschool programs. The site will help you connect and share resources with your colleagues, provide professional development and technical assistance opportunities, and offer tools for improving your program practices. Thank you for joining us!

Director, Office of Academic Improvement Programs
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Elementary & Secondary Education

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Protecting Program Fidelity

Congratulations – you’ve completed the first month of the new school year! By now, you’re probably settling into a program routine. Maintaining consistency is great for educators and students alike — as long as it supports your program goals. To get the best results for students,... Read More »


Y4Y Click & Go!

The Y4Y Click & Go's are packed with 21st Century Technical Assistance where and when you need it.They are designed to help 21st CCLC leaders understand the primary components for planning, designing, and implementing program activities that are intentionally aligned to student need and student choice. Each Click & Go includes a mini-lesson, a podcast deigned to expand knowledge, relevant tools and resources and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Have 30 minutes to spare? Then we have your solution. Select a Click & Go and start your fast track to professional learning.