Archive for April, 2011

A Statewide Afterschool Showcase

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Soaring Beyond Expectations: A Statewide Afterschool Showcase

 May 19, 2011


This Afterschool Showcase was  created to highlight best practice methods utilized by New Jersey 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Programs. This program is in partnership with NJSACC, New Jersey’s  Statewide afterschool network.

Workshops will cover a variety of areas that relate to program quality such as, linking to the school day, designing engaging activities, developing effective partnerships and collaborations, and effective evaluation practices. 

This Afterschool Showcase is open statewide to all school districts, faith based agencies, community based agencies and others interested in utilizing afterschool, before school or summer school as a strategy to improve youth’s knowledge and skills and engage them in meaningful learning opportunities.

Who should attend:
*school personnel
* afterschool directors
* teachers
* youth workers
*and others interested in starting or enhancing an existing afterschool, before school or summer program

 9 am – 3 pm

Robert Wood Johnson, Center for Health and Wellness, Mercerville, NJ

$25 [includes breakfast and lunch]


This project was funded in its entirety with federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by No Child Left Behind, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.


NJ Celebrates Summer Learning

Monday, April 25th, 2011
Here what Michelle Obama has to say about how important basketball is!

WNBA’s Liberty Offers Discount Tickets for Summer Programs

Buy your tickets now! Do not delay.

In honor of National Summer Learning Day, the WNBA’s New York Liberty is opening their house in Newark’s Prudential Center to welcome youth from New Jersey’s summer programs and camps on July 13th at 12:00pm.
The day is in partnership with NJSACC: The Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities, The Afterschool Alliance, and the National Summer Learning Association. Lower level seats are available for just $10.00. The Liberty feature three Rutgers graduates, and youth attending the program will have the opportunity, on a first come first serve basis, to participate in unique on-court experiences.

Getting to know athletes and seeing how much they practice, no matter what the season, to produce results sends an important message for youth,”
said Matthew Boulay, interim CEO of the National Summer Learning Association. “Summer learning is an important type of practice for every child to avoid losing the gains they’ve made during the school year.”

Summer learning programs are critical to keep students safe and engaged in learning,” said Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant. “Inequities in summer learning are a major contributor to the achievement gap between high- and low-income students.” The goal of partnership is to promote and celebrate summer learning and provide a fun, memorable day for the youth. “I think everyone’s going to be excited to meet the Rutgers grads and the other strong female role models that make up the Liberty,” said Diane Genco, Executive Director of NJSACC. “We’re so pleased to provide this opportunity to New Jersey’s youth.” The NY Liberty will provide an On-line Educational Workbook and Thunder Stix for your whole group.For more information, contact Diane Genco at 908-789-0259 at NJSACC.

To purchase tickets contact Matt Cohen at or call 212-465-3915.

Identify yourself as part of the NJSACC Network.






Special Opportunity-New York Life After-School Initiative

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

 New York Life After-School Initiative

Many children need educational enrichment to become confident learners.
After school is a great time for kids to build and extend what they have learned during the school day.
The New York Life Foundation and Developmental Studies Center (DSC) are partnering to make AfterSchool KidzLit and AfterSchool KidzMath

 more accessible to a broad range of after-school programs.
These enrichment programs are designed specifically for out-of-school time.


What the Initiative Provides:

Discounts on Materials

·         A 25% discount on the purchase of KidzLit and KidzMath program materials and the On-Site Support Kits for sites that serve low-income* children

·         A 10% discount on the purchase of KidzLit and KidzMath program materials and the On-Site Support Kits to all other sites

Free Training

·         Online courses are available for all sites.

·         In-person training is offered for organizations with multiple sites or for many sites in the same area.


For more information, please visit 


* Discount criteria: Low-income is defined as serving at least 50% of children receiving free or reduced lunch.


Lynda Zins Dixon
973-985-1505  Cell
973-325-7129  Fax


Prevent and Deal with Burnout and Get Inspired!

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Need to refresh yourself for the final months of the school year? Need to get ready for the summer? Or do you just need to re-energize your enthusiasm for Afterschool? Need to encourage teamwork and positivity?

This workshop will do that for you!

In Celebrate What’s Right With The World, Dewitt Jones asks: Do we choose to see possibilities? Do we really believe they’re there? He assures us that there is always more than one right answer. Celebrating what’s right with the world helps us recognize the possibilities and find solutions for the challenges before us.

This inspirational, best-selling training program utilizes stunning photography and powerful dialogue to help viewers approach their lives with celebration, confidence, and grace.

Key Concepts Covered:
-Believe it and you’ll see it.
-Recognize abundance
-Look for Possibilities.
-Unleash your energy to fix what’s wrong
-Ride the changes.
-Take yourself to the edge.
-Best your best for the world.

Light Refreshments Provided

Fee: $15

Date: Saturday May 14, 2011

Time: 9 AM to 12 PM

Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA
1159 E. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360

To Register: CLICK HERE

Registration is due by: May 11, 2011

An email confirmation will be sent to you containing payment information.

For questions please contact Jessica Heiberg: or call 908-789-0259

This training is hosted by NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors, Cindy Angelo and Terry Booth, Cumberland County

Promote Positive Behavior: Register Now for 2 hour Training!

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Quality Afterschool programs offer activities that are fun, enriching and educational. In addition, Afterschool programs have a great “out of school” challenge when it comes to children’s behavior.This workshop will provide strategies for staff to develop activities and programming that promote positive behavior while ensuring the activities are enriching, educational and age appropriate.

When: Wednesday May 4, 2011

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: Alloway Township School,
43 Cedar Street, Alloway, NJ.

Fee: $15 per person (light refreshments served)

To Register: CLICK HERE
An email confirmation will be sent to you containing payment information.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday April 29, 2011

This training is hosted by Kaiti Handte, NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador, Alloway Township SACC (Salem County)

For Registration Details, invoice, information or other questions, please contact Jessica Heiberg at 908-789-0259