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Mixing in Math: Enhancing Everyday Activities to Build Confidence and Competence in Mathematics

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Great resource from our friends @ the National Girls Collaborative Project:

NGCP  Webinar

Mixing in Math: Enhancing Everyday Activities to Build Confidence and Competence in Mathematics
Thursday, January 26, 2012
1:00PM-2:00PM EST
Looking for resources for girls and their families?
Learn how informal educators are using Mixing in Math, free materials in English and Spanish, that add math to circle time, story time, family events, and crafts.
Mixing in Math was highlighted as an exemplary out-of-school time program for girls by the Harvard Family Research Project.
During this webinar, we will show you how to use Mixing in Math to sprinkle a little math into what you already do with girls and their families.
Come ready to explore shapes, sizes, and patterns in everyday life!

Check out the Mixing in Math website.



LIFE, Inc.: The Ultimate Career Guide For Young People

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

NJSACC is entering into a partnership with Life, Inc. .
This partnership  is able to provide the Life, Inc. Curriculum for FREE to your afterschool programs.

Should your program elect to participate,you  would be required to be part of the on -going evaluation of the program.

See below to learn more about the program.

LIFE, Inc.: The Ultimate Career Guide For Young People gives today’s youth an inspirational way to look at their future.
Students will learn their likes, dislikes, and what will make them jump out of bed each morning to seize the workday.


ABook:  Students will explore their strengths and weaknesses, learn interview techniques, and investigate career options.  They will be introduced to the basics of financial literacy.  One of the most important aspects of the LIFE, Inc. program is that it helps students formulate “visions” about future career possibilities through the use of interviews with “Virtual Role Models,” real people who look back and provide useful insights about their own career paths.

B.  Teacher’s Guide:  Contains seven to ten easy-to-teach lessons and activities that are interdisciplinary and can be correlated to other disciplines in order to create a more rewarding experience in the classroom or in an after-school program, by building student awareness of themselves and the variety of career options within their reach.

C.  Student Journal:  Students will use this journal to collect interview discoveries in a personalized workbook that will give them the tools to help them on their career paths.

D.  Website (   An entertaining, interactive website to support students as they go through the LIFE, Inc. Program.

E.  LIFE, Inc. Video Link:  Below is a link to our “Award Winning,” LIFE, Inc. Video–Recipient of 2008/2009 Mercury Gold Award in the “Promotional/Documentary” category.

This five minute video will show what LIFE, Inc. can do for Deloitte and our educational system.

II.  COST:  NONE.  Deloitte Foundation is donating the entire program at no cost.


A.       A training video will be available on the website and can be utilized in a “Self-Tutorial” fashion at anytime.

B.       Phone Instructor Training:  We can provide phone calls to “Train the Trainers”.  We will ask for your assistance to arrange these with your Instructors.

Interested? Then contact  us to indicate your  interest:

Kristin Ginty
The Office of Neale Godfrey

Children’s Financial Network, Inc.



Does your afterschool program serve children or wish to serve children with with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Does your afterschool program serve children  or wish to serve children with  with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities? KIDZ CONNECT  can be a wonderful gift to assist your program in making accommodations!

 KIDZ CONNECT   can provide after school staff  FREE specialized training and support to successfully integrate these students into existing program typical after school programs, giving them an opportunity to spend time socially with their peers.

If your program currently serves these children and  the children are eligible for Developmental Division services in the following counties your program will qualify for assistance:

  • Mercer
  • Monmouth
  • Ocean
  • Hunterdon
  • Middlesex

Through this program , Autism Family Services of New Jersey will provide :

  • After school staff are given FREE specialized training and support to successfully integrate these students into existing program typical after school
  • Daily stipend to offset any additional costs to those locations trying to meet the needs of any additional costs to those programs trying to meet the needs of any child with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities. ( this money could pay for an Aide)
  • All children  who are applicants must be registered and eligible for services with the Division of Developmental  Disabilities, and request a referral from  their Case manager

Contact :

Lauren McAllister , BCaBA
Autism Family Services of New Jersey

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



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