Afterschool Alliance of NW Ohio

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Keeping Kids Learning and Developing

As the hub of the Ohio Afterschool Network, the Afterschool Alliance of NW Ohio helps ensure that afterschool, extended day and summer learning programs meet or exceed standards for quality.

Why is Quality Afterschool and Enhanced Programming Important?

Programming after school, before school and over the summer can help students avoid risky behavior and maintain academic progress. Quality afterschool programs are safe, fun, academic, enriching spaces that take a whole-child approach to development outside the classroom.

Students who regularly participate in quality afterschool programs:

  • Improve their self-perception and esteem
  • Gain opportunities for physical activity, healthy snacks and nutrition
  • Make better decisions and take fewer negative risks
  • 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

Training and Resources for Better Afterschool Experiences

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


Afterschool Alliance Resources and Specialties

  • Networking events
  • Professional development seminars and series
  • New certificate programs connected with Aspire
  • Informative e-newsletters
  • Community resource & referral services
  • Researching the sector and reporting current developments, promising practices and trends
  • Collaborating with and convening partners on workshops, events, resources and grants that help serve our nonprofit education sector, our schools and ultimately children and families. Contact us, as we would love to collaborate on grant projects that serve area youth.

Technical Assistance for Nonprofit Educational Program Providers

Afterschool Alliance can assist you with referrals to experts, as well as link you with the highest quality resources to improve your programs and help your organization run more smoothly.

Contact 419-242-2122.

  There is no charge for connecting you with other resources or consultants. 





Upcoming Events

August 1, 2019 ASA Networking Coffee and Conversations Breakfast

Get a behind the scenes tour of the new Mott Library, find out what’s happening in Columbus with funding for afterschool, network with colleagues and help us plan future free events like this one.

  • Location: Mott Library – The NEW one! The new branch address is 1010 Dorr St.
  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: 8:30-9:30 AM

Registration here!

Announcements from Ohio Afterschool Network

Technology and Engineering Showcase

The Ohio Afterschool Network is excited to be a part of the Technology and Engineering Showcase on Friday, August 2nd, from 9:00am – 4:00pm. During this time, OAN Advocacy Committee members will be on hand to share resources and talk to the community about the critical need for afterschool programs in Ohio. Local afterschool program leaders and students will lead fun and engaging STEM-related activities! Please plan to stop by our exhibit on Friday, August 2nd between the hours of 9:00am – 4:00pm at the Youth Center in the Lausche Building.  Email [email protected] with any questions!


Next Year’s OAN Best Foot Forward Conference Needs Your Help!

Request for Proposals are now being accepted for 90-minute workshops on Friday, February 21 (Day 2 of the 3rd annual Best Foot Forward conference). The RFP closes on Friday, August 2. If you would like to be a presenter at the conference, please complete the RFP below. You’ll be representing NW Ohio!

RFP link –


Learn More!

Contact Erin O’Bryan, [email protected]

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