This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
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AED is a nonprofit organization working globally to improve education, health, civil society and economic development--the foundation of thriving societies.
In collaboration with local and national partners, AED fosters sustainable results through practical, comprehensive approaches to social and economic challenges. AED implements more than 250 programs serving people in all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries.
The Academy for Educational Development, a national research and development group based in Washington, DC, has developed a train-the-trainer curriculum called Advancing Youth Development. The curriculum is designed to train youth program staff with at least 2 years of paid experience working directly with youth ages 10 to 18. Contact the director, Elaine Johnson, for information.
The nation's leading voice for afterschool, the Afterschool Alliance is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments. The Afterschool Alliance works with the Administration, the U.S. Congress, governors, mayors and advocates across the country. Today the Afterschool Alliance boasts more than 25,000 afterschool program partners and our publications reach more than 65,000 interested individuals every month.
The Afterschool.org website is for afterschool program directors who want to improve the quality of their programs. All sorts of other people will find it useful, too--people like program staff, volunteers, parents, community members, policymakers, funders, researchers, and anyone else who cares about children. As part of the website, Promising Practices in Afterschool (or "PPAS") is an effort to find and share things that are working in afterschool programs.