DuQuoin CUSD 300 Makes Math Meaningful
The DuQuoin Community Unit School District (CUSD) 300 21st CCLC program helps students discover math through a range of hands-on activities. The afterschool team engages students by soliciting youth input and offering programming based on that feedback. The 21st CCLC leadership provides planning and professional learning opportunities so that staff are comfortable leading activities that include math enrichment.
News from the Field
RCCU1 Supports Students and Staff in a Year Like No Other
How do you provide academic supports and enrichment activities while attending to student and staff social and emotional and safety needs during the COVID-19 pandemic? Richland County Community Unit School District 1 (RCCU1) 21st CCLC took on this challenge last year.
Developing Strategic Partnerships
Partnerships are an important part of any 21st CCLC program’s success. Developing Strategic Partnerships, a two-part webinar series from You for Youth, provides strategies that programs can use to build strong partnerships. Topics include needs-based community mapping, building networks, and implementing partnerships.
Summer Programs Are a Game Changer
Summer learning programs have always been key to keeping students engaged and avoiding summer learning loss. This year, they are also helping students recover and rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog post from the Afterschool Alliance summarizes key findings from a special report, Time for a Game-Changing Summer, With Opportunity and Growth for All of America's Youth. The blog post also links to a video briefing of the report and a data dashboard summarizing key findings.
Important Dates and Events
Grants and Other Opportunities
With support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Youth Service America (YSA) is awarding grants of up to $500 each to support youth-led service or service-learning opportunities in up to 60 afterschool programs. Programs must engage at least 50 youth as volunteers in service or service-learning during the 2021–22 school year. In addition, 50% of the youth engaged must be from low-income and underserved communities. Applications will be accepted through Friday, July 30. Visit the YSA website to learn more.
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