Archive for September, 2006

Request For Presenters

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

The Center for Summer Learning is pleased to announce its Request for
Proposals for our 2007 national conference, “Celebrate Summer as a
Season for Learning”.  The conference will be held at the Sheraton
Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, April 19-20, 2007.    For more information, please visit

Latest Research

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

The Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health (RTC) and Harris Interactive would like to announce the release of new national research. We anticipate future analysis of this data, and will keep you informed of any new developments from the RTC.
Approximately one in ten American children and youth experience a behavioral, emotional, or mental health disorder that could be identified and treated. Stigma associated with mental illness can dissuade young people and their families from seeking help. Staff at the Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health at Portland State University collaborated with the polling firm, Harris Interactive, to produce two surveys focusing on perceptions of mental health difficulties and the associated stigma among children and youth aged 8-18. A nationally representative sample of more than 1,300 U.S. children and teenagers responded to one survey, which was conducted online by Harris Interactive® this June. An additional survey, conducted by Harris Interactive® in August, gathered similar information from more than 3,600 adults.

FULL PRESS RELEASE from Harris Interactive


Tuesday, September 26th, 2006


“Promoting Community Soccer Programs in Disadvantaged Urban Areas”
United States Soccer Foundation Grants are available to projects and programs that develop players, coaches, and referees in economically disadvantaged urban areas. Maximum Award: $100,000. Eligibility: individuals or an incorporated or unincorporated entities, including “not-for-profit” or “for-profit”, qualified to do business within the United States (if for profit, must be for a grant project that is in furtherance of a charitable 501(c)(3) purpose. Deadline: November 22, 2006.
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Something new with Afterschool FLASH !

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006


As an Afterschool FLASH user you will be pleased to know that now all FLASHES will be posted also on our web site on the Afterschool FLASH page and be searchable by category and date.

Many of you have requested this feature.

Your current subscription has been transferred to the new system.

JOB POSTINGS will still be a feature, however we will delete after 30 days .You may always repost.  All other FLASHES will be archived.

Please note that comments are closed to Afterschool FLASH .


William T Grant foundation initiative

Monday, September 18th, 2006

The Promising Practices in Afterschool (PPAS) Listserv :

Youth socialize in any setting but especially in engaging, informal and inclusive environments like afterschool programs, so the AED Center for Youth Development and Policy Research would like to make your program aware of the William T. Grant Foundation initiative of up to $1.5-million (over up to four years) to fund a small group of projects which study how people ages 8 to 25 socialize. The foundation will award a total of up to $4-million per year. Additional information is available on the foundation’s Web site:

Full proposals are due February 22, 2007.

Contact: WTGF 570 Lexington Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10022; (212) 752-0071; fax (212) 752-1398