Archive for October, 2011

New Edition of Afterschool Matters on Line

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

NIOST is  pleased to announce the fall 2011 publication of Afterschool Matters.
In this issue:
*English Learners and Out-of-school Time Programs: The Potential of OST Programs to Foster EL Success
*Learning English and Beyond: A Holistic Approach to Supporting English Learners in Afterschool
*Exito: Keeping High-risk Youth on Track to Graduation through Out-of-school Time Supports
*You<th Are Here: Promoting Youth Spaces through Community Mapping
*A Place for the Arts: Lessons Learned from an Afterschool Art Experience with Reclaimed Materials
*Power Sharing: Building Community School Relationships from Friendships to Marriage



See how New Jersey rates!

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

The 2011 State-by-State Afterschool Progress Reports and Consumer Guides

Each day in America, millions of kids go home to an empty house after school. In recent years, the growth of quality, affordable afterschool programs has begun to offer positive alternatives to the parents of these children. In 2009, the Afterschool Alliance released America After 3PM, sponsored by jcpenney, providing the most comprehensive and accurate picture to date of what this nation’s youth are doing each day after school.

In order to understand the fuller context of the America After 3PM study, the Afterschool Alliance and jcpenney teamed up yet again to provide the 2011 State-by-State Afterschool Progress Reports and Consumer Guides. The Progress Reports examine Growth in Afterschool Programs, Developments in State Afterschool Policy and Funding, and Advancements in Afterschool Leadership. In addition, the Consumer Guide component offers resources on how to find the best afterschool options in the state and provides a section on “What You Can Do to Support Afterschool” to show new afterschool advocates how they can get involved.

All in all, the 2011 State-by-State Afterschool Progress Reports and Consumer Guides are a succinct resource for programs, parents and advocates alike. They offer a snapshot of how each state is helping keep the lights on after school, while also presenting a guide for parents to find the quality afterschool offerings in their area and a resource for all concerned citizens.



Afterschool Meal Program on weekends and during school holidays

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Serving Meals and Snacks to Children on Weekends and School Holidays through the Afterschool Meal Program

On Thursday, November 3 at 1:00 pm EST

Join FRAC for a webinar on operating the Afterschool Meal Program on weekends and during school holidays.
Children need healthy meals when school is out for the weekend or during school holidays.
Learn ways to incorporate meals into your weekend program and how you can successfully serve children during school holidays.


Great Resource For Free

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

CANFIT’s ACTIVE8 (activate) is an 8-step guide that engages youth through creating opportunities for physical activity that are enjoyable, meets their needs and involves and encourages participation of all, including peers, staff, administrators, parents and community members. It is designed to help youth providers 1) incorporate “simple, yet appropriate” physical activities and 2) create a positive physical activity culture through improving policies in your after school, community and/or neighborhood.

Throughout the guide are tips on how to effectively incorporate everyday physical activity, what types of exercises are appropriate, exercise do’s and don’ts, a physical activity picture guide and how to involve youth in improving their physical activity environment. It is our intention to make physical activity easy, fun and enjoyable for youth and provide a range of choices and activities that will continue to keep young people



Job Posting: Camden

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Position Title :       Site Coordinator

Position Type :     Non Instructional

Part Time   Position

County/State    Camden (New Jersey)

Job Requirements:  
Must have strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Prior work experience in an urban school district is preferred as well as a standard NJ K-8 Teaching Certificate.

Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of school/community relationships and community problems, interests and concerns.  Problem solving skills are important when the program needs to make unscheduled decisions in the day to day operations of the program.

Job Info   :

The 21st CCLC Site Coordinator will assist the Grant Director in the administration, day to day operations and oversight of the 21st Century Afterschool Program. The Site Coordinator is responsible for the overall daily operation, coordination, planning and managing of services for grades 4 through 8.

The successful Candidate will maintain ongoing programs with collaborative partners, parents, students, and district staff; will oversee coordination of program data collection, record keeping, evaluation, time records and grant expenditures, and will submit reports for the program; Will make public presentations both oral and written regarding the grant funded program, as appropriate. Will be required to attend 21St CCLC training sessions as required.

If interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, copy of your certificate and three letters of reference by mail to Ms. Hill at DUE Season Charter School 1000 Atlantic Ave, Camden, NJ 08104. Resume packages may also be faxed to 856-668-2196.

Deadline    Open Until Filled