There’s no need out there that can’t be met. It’s a matter of building the right networks, so you’re able to access the right support at the right time. Danielle Torain Annie E. Casey Foundation

Below is a list of links that will help you learn about expanded learning opportunities. The featured links are examples of organizations that are seen as leaders in the afterschool and out-of-school time profession.

National Organizations

  • Afterschool Alliance

    The Afterschool Alliance is provides resources on the need for quality expanded learning opportunities and advocates for stronger public policy and investment for afterschool and out-of-school time programs.

  • Center for Youth Program Quality

    The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality provides research and resources that can help youth workers improve the quality of their youth programming.

  • Expanded Ed Schools

    This website is hosted by The After-School Corporation (TASC). Expanded Ed Schools work on policy supporting quality out-of-school time learning by providing resources on improving graduation rates, STEM, and closing the achievement gap.

  • National Afterschool Association

    NAA is a professional membership association for those providing extended learning opportunities during out-of-school hours. This organization is the author of the National Afterschool Association Core Competencies for Afterschool and Youth Development Professionals

  • National Institute of Out-of-School Time

    NISOT is one the nation’s leading authorities on providing quality out-of-school time experiences. The site provides research and resources helpful in implementing quality expanded learning opportunities.

  • National Afterschool Network

    The National Network of Statewide Afterschool Networks is focused on the core components of afterschool and expanded learning opportunities—engaged learning, school-community partnerships and family involvement.

    Use this website to learn about how the national network accomplishes this important work, access valuable resources on afterschool and expanded learning and reach out to your statewide afterschool network.

  • Harvard Family Research Project Out of School Time

    This Harvard University Graduate School of Educate website provides resources, research, and databases that strengthens family, school, and community partnerships, out of school time programs, and early childhood care and education.

  • PEAR: Program in Education, Afterschool and Resiliency

    PEAR is a combined effort of Harvard University and McLean Hospital. It integrates research, theory, and practice between youth development, schools, and mental health. The website has assessment tools, publication and resources on afterschool programs, best practices and funding.

Nebraska Organizations

  • Nebraska 21st Century Community Learning Centers

    The Nebraska 21st Century Community Learning Centers expanded learning and enrichment opportunities for school-age students and their families outside regular school hours. The website has resources on quality out-of-school programming and grant funding for Nebraska schools and communities.

  • Beyond School Bells

    Beyond School Bells is the Nebraska Afterschool Network. It provides resources and advocacy for quality expanded learning time opportunities for the state of Nebraska.