Resources | Afterschool Programming
Academy for Educational Development
A coalition of public, private and non-profit organizations that works to ensure that all children have after school programs by the year 2010. The Alliance aims to serve as a public resource and voice by promoting after school programs and advocating for more resources for both existing and new programs.
PO Box 65166, Washington, DC, 20035-5166; 202-296-9378
The After-School Corporation
Established by The Open Society Institute in 1998 to enhance the quality and availability of after school programming. Over the next five years TASC, in collaboration with the New York City Board of Education and others, will nurture the development of programs that enrich the lives of children and help their parents with the goal of making in-school programs a public responsibility.
628 9th Avenue, New York, NY 100019; 212-547-6950
Big Brothers of Massachusetts Bay
Big Brothers' mission is to promote the healthy development of children through the nurturing of continuing, one-to-one friendships with caring responsible adults, supported by trained professional staff.
The Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
The Big Sister Association helps girls realize their full potential by providing them with positive mentoring relationships with women.
Boston's After School & Beyond
Boston After School & Beyond is a public-private partnership that seeks to realize Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s goal of ensuring that every child in Boston has the opportunity to develop to his or her full potential. Boston Beyond's role is to expand learning and skill development opportunities for students.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB)
The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) is to help boys and girls, generally from disadvantaged circumstances, develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. To achieve this, we offer a variety of program activities and support services designed to assist in the educational, emotional, physical and social development of 6-to-18 year olds, without regard to social, racial, ethnic, or religious background.
Community Schools Online
The Future of Children
Disseminates timely information on major issues related to children's well-being, with special emphasis on providing objective analysis and evaluation, translating existing knowledge into effective programs and policies, and promoting constructive institutional change.
GEAR UP in Boston
GEAR UP ensures that over 3000 Boston Public Schools students are prepared for, pursue, and enter college.
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Institute for Educational Leadership
McLean Hospital is a comprehensive healthcare system committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond.
The National AfterSchool Association
Represents a wide array of public, private and community-based providers of after school programs. NSACA has over 7,000 members, stages a national training conference, disseminates quality standards and grants program accreditation for school-age care programs.
1137 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02124; 617-298-5012
The National Directory of Children, Youth and Family Services
A leading research guide for professionals who work with at-risk youth. It includes both local and national agencies for human/social services, health, juvenile justice, education and related services. It is also a resource for child protection services and information referral.
14 Inverness Drive East, D144, Englewood, CA 80112; 800-343-6681
National Institute on Out-of-School Time
For over 20 years, the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, at the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College, has successfully brought national attention to the importance of children's out-of-school time, influenced policy, increased standards and professional recognition, and spearheaded community action aimed at improving the availability, quality and viability of programs serving children and youth.
The Principals' Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
The Principals' Center is dedicated to the personal and professional development of school principals and that of the many others who influence the character and quality of a school.
Project Zero is an educational research group at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. Project Zero's mission is to understand and enhancelearning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels.
The Promising Practices in Afterschool (PPAS) System
PPAS is a national effort to build the field of afterschool by identifying and sharing promising practices in afterschool programs. The PPAS website features a searchable database of promising practices collected from programs around the country, as well as hundreds of links to afterschool program activities, research, funding information, and other resources. The PPAS Listserv, also accessible from the PPAS website, has over 1,000 subscribers who have an active interest in afterschool.
Created an after school catalog with access to over 100 resources. Ranging from projects and themes to program start-up and development, this wealth of information is wonderful to have. The catalogs are free and the informaiton is also available on their web site.
PO Box 40205, Nashville, TN 37204-0205; 615-279-0700
The YouthLearn Initiative offers youth development professionals and educators comprehensive services and resources for using technology to create exciting learning environments. YouthLearn, created by the Morino Institute and now led by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), provides the tools you need to start or strengthen both after-school and in-school programs.