Afterschool Alliance of NW Ohio

Who We Are

The Afterschool Alliance of NW Ohio, a division of Partners in Education, is the NW Regional Hub of the Ohio Afterschool Network and the leader in supporting afterschool, extended day and summer learning program quality standards.

Why is Quality Afterschool Programming Important?

Quality afterschool programs are safe, fun, academic, enriching spaces that take a whole-child approach to develop during the time before school starts, after school between 3 to 6 PM when risky behaviors spike, and over the summer when academic progress can slip. Students who regularly participate in quality afterschool programs

  • Improve their self perception and esteem
  • Have opportunities for physical activity, healthy snacks and nutrition
  • Take fewer negative risks and make better decisions
  • Are excited about and more engaged in learning
  • Display positive behavior in the classroom
  • Can connect with adults and mentors to broaden their base of support

What We Do

The Afterschool Alliance of NW Ohio (ASA ) offers comprehensive training and resources for programs to effectively meet the academic and social-emotional needs of Kindergarten – Grade 12 children. We advocate, educate, inform, network and foster collaboration with best practices that boost program efficacy and sustainability.

Target Audience

K- 12 afterschool, enhanced day and summer learning nonprofit program providers

How We Do It

-Lunch & Learn Networking Events
-Professional Development Seminars
-One-to-one Mentoring and Technical Assistance to programs needing to improve quality
-Community Resource & Referral Services
-Researching the Sector and Reporting Current Developments, Promising Practices and Trends
-Encouraging Family Learning

Technical Assistance for Nonprofit Educational Program Providers

Administrative Practices Audit – We help your staff develop policies, procedures and codes of conduct to keep your organization compliant.

Environmental Audit – We provide advice and resources to help you meet Ohio Afterschool quality standards for positive learning environments.

Safety Audit – We help ensure that your program or facility meets Ohio Afterschool safety standards.

Content Standards Alignment – We can align your activities to Ohio Academic Content Standards and clarify learning objectives to make your program attractive to schools, teachers, administrators, and parents.

Evaluation & Assessment Design – We assist you with survey and assessment creation, formative assessment design or overall program evaluation design, so you can easily report impact to your stakeholders.

Logic Model Design – We help you design a logic model for your program or organization to include with grant proposals, to give to funders and to help your organization on its way to continuous improvement.

Working with Children Training – We can design personalized training for your staff and volunteers on best practices when working with children.

Pricing for services vary with a minimum charge of $50 for personalized services after the first free visit. Their is no charge for connecting you with other resources or consultants.

How can I get involved?

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