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Check out the latest issue of The Y4Y Insider, The Anatomy of a Leader. Also, listen to August's encore presentation of the Voices From the Field interview, Showing Appreciation for Program Staff, with Johanna Friedel.

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LIVE With Y4Y!
The Power of Coaching: Program Staff Edition
September 7, 2023
1-2:30 p.m. Eastern
Register now!

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Quality Program Quickstarters, or QPQs, are self-paced learning modules you can do anywhere, anytime. Each module addresses an essential aspect of leading and managing a high-quality out-of-school time program. You can complete a module in about an hour and download a curated set of Y4Y tools and resources to help you implement what you learned. Take a look at our newest QPQs: Sustainability, Continuous Improvement, Engaging Families, and Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Staff. Other available QPQs are: Building Your Program Team, Community Asset Mapping, Conducting a Needs Assessment, Marketing and Outreach, and Intentional Activity Design.

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Y4Y Spanish Sub-Portal

Bienvenida al sub-portal español de Y4Y. El Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos valora a nuestros profesionales que están más calificados para atender a los estudiantes que aprenden inglés como segundo idioma, por lo que hemos traducido algunos de nuestros Read more...

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Blog Posts

Monday, August 14, 2023

Sustainability Fit for a Leader

Screenshot of opening slide for the Y4Y Sustainability Quality Program Quickstarter“Sustainability” has become something of a buzzword lately — and for good reason! People all over are replacing everyday household “disposables” with items like reusable straws and plastic-free soap. These small ... read more

Monday, August 14, 2023

Lead by Example

school aged girl standing in front of a black board with her left arm lifted in the air with a red fabric cape flowing to the rightTeaching your students important leadership skills now is essential for building confidence and a positive sense of control for the rest of their lives. Let students know that being a leader can be exciting 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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