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2020 Census

Afterschool programs across our country are making a huge difference in the lives of children, families and communities. Millions of our children and youth rely on federal support, determined by the U.S. census, to attend afterschool and summer learning programs. The results of the census will be used to determine how more than $675 billion […]

The Inaugural Health and Physical Literacy Summit 2020

THE  INAUGURAL  HEALTH & PHYSICAL  LITERACY  SUMMIT 2020   February 11-14, 2020 Hyatt Regency- The Wynfrey Hotel- Birmingham, AL   Current directors of 21st Century Community Learning Centers are encouraged to attend this event. The featured speaker, Dr. John Ratey is a very well known expert in research on brain development and physical activity. There […]

The Governor’s STEM Roadmap to Student STEM Ed Success

Alabama’s Roadmap to STEM Success was developed by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, a group of 78 leaders from across the state representing a wide array of STEM related fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), including K-12 and undergraduate education, as well as industry and community leaders. The members were appointed by Governor Ivey in […]

Alabama Department of Health HWI July Regional Trainings

      The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) will be providing professional Development opportunities over the next few weeks.  The ALSDE contracts and collaborates with the ADPH each year to ensure that 21st CCLC Grantees, Community Education Grantees, and Dependent Care Grantees are provided with […]

Two Tremendous Opportunities

Two Tremendous Opportunities! National Geographic and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation have partnered to design a new Educator certification program  for both Afterschool and In-school Educators. By participating in this FREE online professional development, you will have the opportunity to help cultivate an “explorer mindset” in youth, as they tackle the real-world challenges of today […]

PBS KIDS Edcamp

PBS KIDS Edcamp provides educators who work with children – in schools, child care centers or homes – with a space to share, collaborate and learn together.  Learn about PBS KIDS resources that support social and emotional development, math and literacy skills.  Connect with educators facing similar challenges, learn new tips and share ideas.   Learn […]

NEW Grant Opportunity

The Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition (Coalition) Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants to public schools for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds or recreation spaces. Each shade structure grant is valued at a maximum of $15,000, which includes the cost for a shade […]

CATCH Kids Club Guide + Video Contest

CATCH Kids Club Inclusion Guide for Youth with Disability + Video Contest! SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1ST! You are invited to create a short video demonstrating why inclusive physical activity is important in after school programming!  Show us why and how you would use the new CKC Inclusion Guide as part of the CATCH Kids Club […]

Up to $100,000 grants for Middle School OST Pograms

The New York Life Foundation is seeking applicants for its Aim High local grant program to support afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving middle schoolers. A total of 26 grant awards will be made nationwide. Take a look to see which grant category is a good fit for you, and apply!   Three grant […]

A Webinar From the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment

Exploring Models for Combining Funds To Support Quality School-Age Child Care Thursday, September 20, 2018 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CST Register on line now! Successful out-of-school-time (OST) programs often use a mix of funding sources that have been combined, either at the state and territory or program level, to ensure the availability of quality comprehensive services […]