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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.
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Afterschool Alliance new, Coffee & Connections Breakfasts (OAN NW Hub Meeting)
Register here to please let us know you are coming or call 419-242-2122.
Parent Engagement Certificate Workshop Series
This workshop series is brought to you in partnership with Aspire and Toledo Community Foundation.
This workshop series offers practical tools to help you improve your results through help with marketing, communications, evaluation, and continuous improvement. This set of 5 workshops offers 2.5 CEU’s for each workshop, in counseling and social work*. All workshops are at Lourdes University and are held from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
This workshop series for nonprofits, social workers, counselors, teachers and parent organization leaders offers practical tools to help you improve your results through help with marketing, communications, evaluation, and continuous improvement. This set of 5 workshops offers 2.5 CEU’s for each workshop, in counseling and social work*. All workshops are at Lourdes University and are held from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
*Social Work/Counseling/Teaching License numbers must be provided prior to workshop date to receive CEUs.
Workshop 1: Continuous Improvement Strategy Session. Tues. February 5th, 2019, 5:30-8:00. To register and for more information click here.
Workshop 2: Data Collection and Tracking for Parent Participation. Wed. March 6, 2019. To register and for more information click here.
Workshop 3: Parent Communication and Inclusion. Wed. March 20, 2019. To register and for more information click here.
Workshop 4: Empowering Parent Participation. Wed. April 3, 2019. To register and for more information click here.
Workshop 5: Creating Social Connections for Parents. Wed. May 1, 2019. To register and for more information click here.
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.
There is no charge for connecting you with other resources or consultants.