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November 6, 2013

Don’t miss our next Coffee Break webinar, Planning for Quality Activities with Y4Y, on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. (EST). Investigate how you can enhance your program activities with the help of the resources on Y4Y, how you can use Y4Y planning documents as part of your instructional strategies, and how you can discover and respond to student needs and interests.

Registration is free!

As with all of our Coffee Break webinars there will be plenty of time for Q&A with the Y4Y team so bring your questions, bring your coffee, and join us on November 14.

Register today!  



October 7, 2013

Don’t miss our next Coffee Break webinar, Creating a Family Guidebook with Y4Y, on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Learn how a family guidebook can be used to promote and support ongoing family involvement for your afterschool program, while interacting with Y4Y team members and your afterschool colleagues from across the country. Explore sample guidebooks and begin creating your own custom guidebook during the webinar using the resources on Y4Y.

Registration is free!

As with all of our Coffee Break webinars there will be plenty of time for Q&A with the Y4Y team so bring your questions, bring your coffee, and join us on October 10.

Register today!  



September 9, 2013

Back to school is an exciting time of year for everybody! It’s a time of familiar faces, new friends, lots of things to do, and so many new opportunities for learning. And that includes the Y4Y community! We have two webinars in September that are custom designed to address specific needs in the field.

First up is our next Coffee Break Webinar, Sustainability with Y4Y, on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Join us for an informal talk about how you can use Y4Y resources to support your program’s sustainability efforts. Coffee Break webinars are designed to give you more opportunities for interaction with the presenters, so bring your questions and your curiosity.

Next is our latest Quarterly Expert Webinar, Connecting with Civic Learning and Engagement, on Monday, September 16 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Our guests will be Felicia Sullivan, Senior Researcher at the Center for Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University, and Jill Bass, Director of Curriculum and Teacher Development at the Center for Action Civics/Mikva Challenge. Join us as we explore the newest content on the Y4Y portal and understand what civic learning and engagement is, why it’s a priority for the Department of Education, and how you can use Y4Y to enhance civic projects in your program.

As always, registration for both of these webinars is totally free! Click the links above to register today. If you can’t make the scheduled times, remember that all Y4Y webinars are archived online and available any time and on virtually any device – even on your tablet or smartphone!  



August 20, 2013

Join us for our next Coffee Break webinar on August 22 at 1:00pm Eastern. Discover how the Y4Y portal can enhance civic learning & engagement projects in your program while linking with school day civics. Registration is free!

As with all of our Coffee Break webinars there will be plenty of time for Q&A with the Y4Y team so bring your questions, bring your coffee, and join us on August 22.  



June 14, 2013

Did you miss the Coffee Break webinar last week when we highlighted several great resources on Y4Y for strengthening partnerships? Don’t worry – all of the tips and tools we talked about are still right at your fingertips. A recording of the webinar is available on Y4Y along with a list of the resources we discussed right in the Archived Webinars section. So if you weren’t able to attend or you want to watch it again and share it with your team, Y4Y has you covered. You can access archived recordings of all our webinars any time, on demand, at your convenience.

If you want to start using some of the tools we showcased, just click, print, and implement.

1) Train staff in working with volunteers so the whole team is ready to go.

2) Get to know volunteers better so they can make the best possible contribution to your program with a volunteer skills grid.

3) Prepare all staff to be helpful coaches for the program’s volunteers using these scenarios.

4) Find evaluation examples from CYFERNet so you can share concrete data with partners and let them know what impact they’re having.

5) Read up on what makes a successful partnership, according to The Finance Project.