November 30, 2012

Please join the U.S. Department of Education at the Beyond School Hours XVI conference in Jacksonville, Florida, on February 20-23, 2013. Dr. Sylvia E. Lyles will present on the Department’s current priorities and future trends in out-of-school time learning and professional development for 21st CCLC practitioners. Dr. Lyles will also conduct special invite-only meetings exclusively for 21st CCLC State Education Agency Coordinators (SEAs) and Center Directors.

For details regarding the Beyond School Hours conference please visit:


November 20, 2012

The Y4Y training team is always on the go! This fall, we’ve provided professional development and technical assistance in a number of states, including: Alabama, Colorado, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming. We’ve also provided web-based trainings for Alaska, Arkansas, and New York.

If we haven’t visited your state yet, we hope to do so very soon. Watch for an e-mail in the next couple of months soliciting Requests for Trainings as we prepare our calendar for Spring 2013. We enjoy helping our dedicated 21st CCLC professionals to make the most of the Y4Y web portal, but more importantly, we enjoy meeting you, sharing ideas, and learning about the great things you’re doing in all your afterschool programs!


November 20, 2012

In the Incorporating Academic Content in Afterschool Training-to-Go we explore how to design afterschool programming and activities that are engaging and interactive while also incorporating school day content. This hour-long customizable professional development training includes a PowerPoint, handouts, activities and training guides.

To learn more, click here.


November 20, 2012

The Y4Y site can help you shape ideas to complement school-day learning standards in your program. Work from the suggested program activities, then find ways to connect to standards. Make sure you're logged in before you start, then when you're done save your work to "My Notebook" and everything you've entered will be saved to your profile so you can download it and print it for later reference.

To access this page and to view related materials about advantages and approaches to aligning with the school day, click here.


November 8, 2012

This Issue Brief, Afterschool and Students with Special Needs, provides a quick overview of the benefits of afterschool programs for students who have learning, developmental and physical disabilities. Even students who are not in "mainstream" classrooms can get valuable support in the afterschool setting. Afterschool Alliance. (2004). Washington, DC: Author.

Click here to access this Brief and view related publications from the Learn More Library.