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Resources and Best Practices
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 Best Practices

You for Youth (Y4Y) 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/2/2021 8:16 AM

For ANY Afterschool Program's usage.

You for Youth website made available by the U.S. Department of Education

The Family Involvement Course
You can complete the online Family Involvement course in less than an hour, or about 10 minutes...

Building Literacy Skills in 21st CCLC 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/1/2021 3:30 PM

This webinar can be found on the You for Youth (Y4Y) website. It contains a presentation by one of our 21st CCLC grantees: Angie Hanlin, Matthews Elementary School, New Madrid County R-I School District.​

Expanding Minds and Opportunities Compendium 
by Cindy Heislen
 9/1/2021 3:30 PM

Exciting news!! Afterschool now has a great new resource available to you (for purchase in print, or free complete online version) and we highly encourage each of you to take the time to read it; it will provide valuable information for your programs....

Research Based Best Practices 
by Cindy Heislen
 8/31/2021 10:46 AM

The U.S. Department of Education has a growing collection of research-based best practices on its website.  Tthe What Works Clearinghouse publishes reports on the effectiveness of education programs and...


 Resource Links

There are two separate lists of links below - be sure to look through both: 1) Resources and 2) Afterschool/Youth Related Entities.
Under the 'resources' list portion, you can filter by categories.  Above 'resource type' column heading, click filter on the purple menu bar and select the category (financial, program-related, legislative, etc.) that you want to display from the drop-down arrow, or you can simply select all.
Additionally, you can sort either list in alpha order - just click on the column heading word(s) that appear in purple.
Please note this has not been updated in quite some time so some links may be broken or no longer in existence. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Program-RelatedMesothelioma - Talking To Children About Cancer
Program-RelatedYou for Youth (Y4Y)
Program-RelatedAddiction Resource
Program-RelatedQuick Science Videos-Steve Spangler!&utm_content=Steve+Spangler+Links&utm_campaign=Zoo-Nique
Program-RelatedChoose My Plate
Program-RelatedBest Practices - Where Can I Find Them
Program-RelatedWhat Works Clearinghouse - Research Based Best Practices
Program-RelatedDoing What Works - Research Based Best Practices
Program-RelatedMobile Technology
Program-RelatedChild Lures Prevention-Think First and Stay Safe
Program-RelatedSEDL Afterschool Training Toolkit
Program-RelatedNational Science Foundation
Program-RelatedScience:  21st Century Afterschool Science Project (CASP) Model
Program-RelatedChild Nutrition
Grant OpportunitiesT-Mobile in the Community
Program-RelatedImproving Literacy Through School Libraries
Grant OpportunitiesComing Up Taller Awards - President's Council on Arts and Humanities
Program-RelatedHealthy Lifestyle Choices
Program-RelatedMissouri Foundation for Health
Program-RelatedDiscount on all afterschool supplies for all Afterschool programming.  You MUST use the code: A4A.
Program-RelatedYouth Development Credential (YDC)
Program-RelatedAMBER Alert Web Portal
Program-RelatedAfterschool Training Toolkit: free online toolkit for Afterschool; developed by the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning.
Program-RelatedNutrition and Obesity: Ways to enhance children's activities and nutrition. Includes "WeCan!" an obesity prevention program.
LegislativeThe Library of Congress
LegislativeCode of Federal Regulations
LegislativeMissouri House of Representatives
LegislativeMissouri State Senate
LegislativeU.S. House of Representatives
Grant OpportunitiesGoGirlGo! Grant - dedicated to the development and funding of girls' sports/physical activity programs that combine athletic instruction with delivery of educational information aimed at reducing risky behaviors.
Grant OpportunitiesLowe's Toolbox for Education Grants
Grant OpportunitiesSearch through thousands of foundations and grant opportunities for your educational organization.
Grant OpportunitiesOver 1000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant-making agencies.  The US Department of Health and Human Services is the managing partner for
Grant OpportunitiesThe Family and Youth Servcies Bureau (FYSB) - open funding opportunities
Program-RelatedYouth Today
LegislativeNational League of Cities
Program-RelatedNutrition - National Dairy Council
Program-RelatedMentor's Online Community
Program-RelatedHealthy Schools, Healthy Youth
Program-RelatedService-Learning Students' Guide & Journal
Program-RelatedSchool Meals
Program-RelatedU.S. Nutrition Assistance Programs
Program-RelatedDo Something-Young People Changing Our World
Program-RelatedAction for Healthy Kids
Program-RelatedEDGAR - Education Department General Administrative Regulations (for grant recipients)
FinancialForecast of funding opportunities under the Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs for fiscal year (FY) 2007.
FinancialTemporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF-Missouri)
Program-RelatedMissouri AfterSchool Network (MASN)
Program-RelatedNational Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning provides assistance, training, and tools to help local programs build capacity to enhance learning in the afterschool hours.
LegislativeU.S. Senate


4-H Afterschool
Action for Healthy Kids
Afterschool Alliance
AMBER Alert - Missouri
American School Health Association
American Youth Policy Forum
America's Promise
Census Bureau
Child and Adult Care Food Program (Missouri - CACFP)
Child Care Aware
Child Trends
Children's Trust Fund
Council of Chief State School Officers
Department of Conservation (Missouri)
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE-Missouri)
Department of Health and Human Development: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS-Missouri)
Department of Social Services (DSS-Missouri)
Families and Work Institute
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
Forum for Youth Investment
Foundations, Inc.
Institute for Child and Family Policy
Kids Care Center (Missouri)
Kids Count (The Annie E. Casey Foundation)
Missouri Accreditation
Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN)
Missouri Center for Career Education
Missouri Foundation for Health
Missouri School Age Community Coalition (MOSAC2)
Missouri School Board Association (MSBA)
Missouri State Library
MOTT Foundation (Charles Stewart Mott Foundation)
National 4-H Council
National Afterschool Association (NAA)
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Black Child Development Institute
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
National Center for Family Literacy
National Child Care Information Center
National Dairy Council
National Education Association
National Governor's Association (NGA)
National Institute on Out-of-School Time
National League of Cities
National Middle School Association
National Network for Child Care
National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning
National PTA
National Resource Center for Youth Services
National Rural Education Association
National School Boards Association (NSBA)
Nation's Network of Child Care Resource and Referral
Search Institute
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Farm to School Census
U.S. Department of Education (Home Page)
U.S. Department of Education: 21st CCLC
U.S. Government's Official Web Portal

 Statewide Afterschool Evaluations