The Afterschool Alliance’s website is one of the richest resources available in terms of staying up-to-date on what is going on in the field of afterschool and summer learning. From the Alliance’s site, you are able to track afterschool-related policy at the state and federal level, read the latest news alerts, and spot the latest trends in afterschool and summer programming. You can also register your Lights On! events and access materials and resources for everything from planning a legislator site visit to creating a media kit for your program.
This website started as the web platform for the “Expanding Minds and Opportunities” compendium with over 90 peer-reviewed studies and commentaries on the benefits of afterschool, and has now evolved into a one stop shop for afterschool information. The website features everything from toolkits for getting programs or partnerships off the ground to resources for prgoram professionals and providers to commentaries and articles to share with policymakers on the benefits of afterschool.
This website takes you to DESE’s Afterschool Division page, which has resources for current and potential 21st Century Community Learning Center or School Age Community grantees, and other information for programs around Missouri.
The National Afterschool Association (NAA) is a professional membership organization for those working in the field of afterschool and youth development. The NAA website features a wealth of resources related to professional development and other opportunities for members.