Summer Resource Guide
We see youth development and summer learning providers across Alabama preparing for a summer filled with uncertainty and stepping up in innovative ways to support youth, families, and communities. We have heard your concerns about how to maintain engagement throughout an atypical summer, and we understand your anxieties as you navigate these uncharted territories.
To support your hard work, the Summer Activity Guides have been developed for the 50 State Afterschool Network – with leadership from the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network – to engage and support children and youth nationwide.
What You Can Expect
- 150 Activities and Challenges
- Segmented by age (5-9) (10-12) (13-15) (16-18)
- Adaptable for in-person or virtual instruction
- Based in skill building and social emotional learning (SEL)
- Quick Guides
- Feedback Form
- Implementation Video
Download the Summer Activity Guide
The guide will be released gradually over the course of ten weeks, beginning the week of May 25. Activity batches will be provided every two weeks with supplemental materials throughout to support providers and families in preparation and implementation.
Who I Am
Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 5-9
Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 5-9 (Spanish)
Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 10-12
Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 10-12 (Spanish)
Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 13-15
Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 13-15 (Spanish)
Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 16-18
Summer Activity Guide: Who I Am – Ages 16-18 (Spanish)
Supply List: Who I Am
Quick Guide: Strategies to Implement Activities in Different Settings
Quick Guide: Strategies to Implement Activities in Different Settings (Spanish)
Quick Guide: Safety Considerations for Virtual Facilitation
Quick Guide: Safety Considerations for Virtual Facilitation (Spanish)
Support Through COVID-19
Quick Guide – Family Resource: Recognizing and Managing Stress in Youth
Quick Guide – Family Resource: Supporting Virtual Summer Programming
Quick Guide – Family Resource: Supporting Youth at Home
Quick Guide – Staff Resource: Recognizing and Managing Stress in Youth
Quick Guide – Staff Resource: Supporting Your Emotional Well-Being
Resources for Anti-Racism and Equity Education
Healthy Life, Ages 5-9
Healthy Life, Ages 10-12
Healthy Life, Ages 13-15
Healthy Life, Ages 16-18
Healthy Life, Supply List
Quick Guide – Feedback Sample Questions – Families
Quick Guide – Feedback Sample Questions – Teens
Passion and Purpose
Invention and Imagination
Getting to Know the New Summer Activity Guides
Hot off the press! This webinar provides participants with an overview of the new Summer Activity Guides. We dive in to the structure and various elements of the activities for each age group so that participants feel comfortable facilitating every component of these lessons. We also discuss the unit themes and all of the exciting content you can look forward to this summer! Click the title to watch a recording.
Keeping Youth Engaged This Summer
Youth development programs are serving youth using a mix of approaches this summer, including in-person, virtually, or take-home activities. Regardless of the approach, programming will be most effective when positive youth development is practiced. This webinar addresses a range of practices and tips for ensuring that your programming is engaging and fun. We discuss how to use the new Summer Activity Guide and other resources in order to effectively engage with youth through different delivery models. We discuss ideas for modifying in-person programming to ensure the health and safety of your youth. Lastly, we cover tips and tools for driving youth engagement through virtual programming and address ideas for maintaining consistent connections with youth through digital programming and take-home programming. Click the title to watch a recording.
Summer Activity Guide: Answering Your Questions and Sharing Ideas for “Who I Am”
A chance to dive deeper into the first Summer Activity Guide unit: “Who I Am.” Resource creators Jennifer Bateman and Rachel Green-Wilber join the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network in a conversation to provide ideas and implementation strategies to best utilize the resource. Participants have opportunities to ask questions and will be encouraged to share ideas on how they will use the resource within their summer programming. Click the title to watch a recording.