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Online Professional Learning and
Technical Assistance for
21st Century Community Learning Centers

Where Do I Start?

Not sure where to start? Select your role within 21st CCLC below for navigation tips on using Y4Y for your specific needs.

The Y4Y portal is a valuable resource for your program directors, site coordinators and staff members. As a state education agency representative, you can use the Y4Y portal to request free, targeted, on-site or virtual technical assistance from our team of Y4Y trainers. See our technical assistance page for a technical assistance catalog and information on how to request trainings.

The Y4Y portal has valuable tools and resources for you and your staff. It’s designed to strengthen your knowledge of critical aspects of out-of-school learning time that contribute to increased program quality. The site is organized into four main areas, as described below.

Courses

In the Courses section you’ll find information on all Y4Y course topics. Each topic area has three subsections: Introduction (basic information on the topic), Implementation Strategies (practical guidance), and Coaching My Staff (techniques to help staff implement promising practices).

Train Your Staff

The Train Your Staff section provides training materials on each Y4Y course topic. Materials include Trainings to Go (with customizable PowerPoint presentations and handouts); Training Starters (outlines and tips for designing your own trainings); and other tools for planning, implementing and assessing program activities.

Resources

The Resource section provides Y4Y course tools such as templates and planners for designing high-quality programming. Every course tool on the Y4Y portal is available from the Tools page. You can also access the Learn More Library, Drug and Alcohol Prevention resources, conference materials, and more!

Y4Y Click & Go

Do you wonder if doing a student needs assessment is more than you can manage? Want to know what’s involved in “intentional program design”? What does it mean to “implement with fidelity”? Get quick answers to these questions — plus targeted tools and strategies — with Y4Y Click & Go professional learning resources. Three compact sets of mini-lessons, podcasts and tools will help your program aim, align and administer for success.

Y4Y Webinars

Build on what you’ve learned on the Y4Y web portal by participating in live webinars and online discussions with experts on issues that matter to you and your staff. Learn about current research and trends in afterschool and summer programming.

Y4Y Blogs, Discussion Boards

You and your staff can check out our blog to stay informed about Y4Y resources and professional development offerings. Register on the website now to receive alerts when new articles are posted. Also encourage staff members to visit the Y4Y discussion boards, post successes and challenges, and interact with other programs across the country that share useful feedback or resources.

 

Deepen your knowledge of promising practices in out-of-school time. Check your understanding with short assessments and receive a certificate of completion.

Courses

Select a content area of interest. Complete the Introduction section for an overview of the topic, then go to the Implementation Strategies section to learn practical ways to incorporate this topic into your program. Don’t forget to explore the Tools and external resources in the Learn More Library area of each course!

Resources

The Resource section provides Y4Y course tools that include templates and planners for designing high-quality programming. Every course tool on the Y4Y portal is available from the Tools page. You can also access the Learn More Library, Drug and Alcohol Prevention resources, conference materials, and more!

Y4Y Webinars

Participate in live webinars and online discussions with experts on issues that matter to you. Learn about current research and trends in afterschool and summer programming.

Y4Y Blogs, Discussion Boards

Check out our blog to stay informed about Y4Y resources and professional development offerings. Register on the website now to receive alerts when new articles are posted. Also visit our discussion boards. Post your successes and challenges, and interact with other programs across the country that share useful feedback or resources.

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Tools

The Tools section provides templates and planners for designing high quality programming. Every document referenced on the Y4Y Portal is available from the Tools page. You can also access the Learn More Library, Drug and Alcohol Prevention resources, the Afterschool Toolkit, and more!

Network

Connect with other Out-of-School Time professionals and share best practices.

Use the Search box at the top of every page to search for additional resources, including lesson plans and current research.