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an innovation of Fab Youth Philly, LLC & is supported by Rustin Urban Community Change AxiS (RUCCAS) a university-community center housed at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at West Chester University

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October 6, 2019

We've been known to borrow tips, tricks and tools from all kinds of sources. We rely on a multitude of frameworks from the field of youth development to support or further the work we do. 

You may be familiar with the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets Framework...

September 19, 2019

Commissioned by: Los Angeles County Office of Education: Expanded Learning Technical Assistance Unit Written by: Jimena Quiroga Hopkins.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The landmark 1995-1997 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study conducted by Kaiser Permanente and The Centers for...

September 13, 2019

As fall is approaching and the new school year is underway, most afterschool programs have begun the cycle of hiring and orientating new staff. As you dust off your orientation packets and new staff checklists, this can be a perfect time to evaluate your current method...

August 27, 2019

It's that time of the year; students are returning back to school, you may be interviewing and hiring new staff for your afterschool programs, all which makes it a perfect time to be sure we are creating safe spaces for everyone. This starts with how we introduce ourse...

January 21, 2019

For those of you running summer programming, you know that planning doesn't begin in June, it actually begins the September after your summer program. It really does take a full year to effectively plan and prepare for just 6, 8 or 12 weeks of summer programming.

This...

January 21, 2019

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Christopher Vance created this post for Afterschool Alliance and we're sharing his ideas with you. He says: "Many programs struggle to maintain and grow their funding streams to ensure children and youth continue to receive vital academic and s...

January 21, 2019

We've been facilitating a professional learning community (PLC) since Fall 2018 with executive leaders from four, youth-serving organizations in Philadelphia. We know in order for change to occur, there needs to be buy-in and support from leadership, which is why we cr...

January 20, 2019

While this article from the New York Times, by David Brooks, focuses on the traditional student-teacher relationships though a personal experience he had with some of his own students, we know in out-of-school time that positive relationships between youth and adults a...

January 9, 2019

Looking for research on the out-of-school time field? This peer-reviewed journal is just the answer. We often use the articles as part of our professional development opportunities, including in trainings, workshops and sometimes with our own staff as part of team meet...

October 13, 2018

We co-hosted with Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse a screening of Marvel Comics' Black Panther, followed by a curriculum writing 'jam', where educators generated three pages of activities that could be used to accompany the screening of the film in classrooms or aftersch...