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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-RelatedBirth Injury Justice CenterBirth Injury Justice Center
Program-RelatedKnow Your DNAKnow Your DNA
Program-RelatedDrugs, Medications & Other Substances (Addiction Group)Drugs, Medications & Other Substances
Program-RelatedYou for Youth (Y4Y)
VendorsMindWorks Resources
Program-RelatedAbsences Add Up
Program-RelatedAddiction Resource
Program-RelatedQuick Science Videos-Steve Spangler!&utm_content=Steve+Spangler+Links&utm_campaign=Zoo-Nique
Program-RelatedThe Science of Speed
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-RelatedQR Codes for Learning
Program-RelatedMobile Technology
Program-RelatedMissouri Professional Development Portal
Program-RelatedChild Lures Prevention-Think First and Stay Safe
Program-RelatedSEDL Afterschool Training Toolkit
Program-RelatedFirst Day of School America
FinancialSustainability Planning Workbook (The Finance Project)
Program-RelatedMissouri Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDCs)
Program-RelatedNational Science Foundation
Program-RelatedSupplemental Educational Services (list of resources and technical assistance)
Program-RelatedEnglish Language Learners (Free Download)
Program-RelatedScience:  21st Century Afterschool Science Project (CASP) Model
Grant OpportunitiesGoldman Sachs Foundation Youth Prize for Excellence in International Education
Grant OpportunitiesTarget Arts in Education grants make art exhibitions, classes and performances more affordable and accessible for families by funding programs that bring arts to schools or school children to the arts.
Grant OpportunitiesImproving Literacy Through School Libraries Grant
Program-RelatedChild Nutrition
Grant OpportunitiesT-Mobile in the Community
Grant OpportunitiesCommunity Improvement Grants from Hamburger Helper
Grant OpportunitiesGrants to Public Schools to Purchases Books & Reading Materials
FinancialMaking Smart Investments in Afterschool: A Policy Primer for State and Local Leaders
FinancialSustaining Your Afterschool Program - What Works and How Policymakers Can Help
Grant OpportunitiesMTV Offers Grants and Scholarships to Latinos for New and Creative Ideas for Afterschool Programs
Grant OpportunitiesImproving Literacy Through School Libraries
Grant OpportunitiesComing Up Taller Awards - President's Council on Arts and Humanities
Grant OpportunitiesHewlett Packard Technology for Teaching Grants
Grant OpportunitiesGeneral Mills Foundation - Champions for Healthy Kids
VendorsNational Inst on Drug Abuse - Science Based Drug Abuse Education
Program-RelatedHealthy Lifestyle Choices
Program-RelatedSchool Beverage Guidelines
Program-RelatedMissouri Foundation for Health
Grant OpportunitiesGrants Alert: Classroom Grants
VendorsEdventures Learning Lab
Vendors10% discount 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.
Press Releases/StudiesAll 14 women Senators Urge President Bush to increase federal Afterschool funding. Bipartisan group of women Senators send letter to Bush.
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 OpportunitiesYouth Visions for Stronger Neighborhoods Grant
Grant OpportunitiesService-Learning
Grant OpportunitiesLowe's Toolbox for Education Grants
Grant OpportunitiesGrants Alert: Classroom Grants
Grant OpportunitiesGrants Alert
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 OpportunitiesNational Institutes of Health: Grants and Funding Opportunities
FinancialThe GTECH After School Advantage Program is a national community investment program, which provides non-profit community agencies with state-of-the-art computer labs.
Grant OpportunitiesThe Louis R. Cappelli Foundation has primary focus in three specific areas: education, health, and fitness and arts education.
Grant OpportunitiesThe Family and Youth Servcies Bureau (FYSB) - open funding opportunities
Program-RelatedYouth Today
Program-RelatedSt. Louis For Kids
Program-RelatedPromising Practices in Afterschool
Program-RelatedOPEN Inititative
LegislativeNational League of Cities
Program-RelatedNutrition - National Dairy Council
Program-RelatedNational Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
Program-RelatedMissouri Afterschool Resource Center (MOARC part of state Network)
Program-RelatedMentor's Online Community
Program-RelatedJCPenney Afterschool
Program-RelatedHealthy Schools, Healthy Youth
Program-RelatedChild Nutrition Programs: Summer Food Service Program
Program-RelatedService-Learning Students' Guide & Journal
Program-RelatedSchool Meals
Program-RelatedU.S. Nutrition Assistance Programs
Program-RelatedGateway to 21st Century Skills
Program-RelatedDo Something-Young People Changing Our World
Program-RelatedAfterschool Snack Program
Program-RelatedAction for Healthy Kids
Program-RelatedEDGAR - Education Department General Administrative Regulations (for grant recipients)
FinancialEDGAR - Education Department General Administrative Regulations
FinancialComing Up Taller Awards. Recognizes accomplishments of exceptional arts and humanities in afterschool programs.
Program-RelatedThe Finance Project.  Finance, sustainability, and promising practices initiatives.
FinancialThe Finance Project.  Finance, sustainability, and promising practices initiatives.
FinancialJCPenney Afterschool Fund
FinancialForecast of funding opportunities under the Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs for fiscal year (FY) 2007.
FinancialTemporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF-Missouri)
FinancialHow to apply the principles and practices necessary to sustain an initiative.
FinancialBarnes and Noble Funds K-12 Projects
Program-RelatedMissouri AfterSchool Network (MASN)
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4-H Afterschool
Action for Healthy Kids
Afterschool Alliance
Afterschool Government
AMBER Alert - Missouri
American Association for Health Education
American School Health Association
American Youth Policy Forum
America's Promise
Census Bureau
Center for Afterschool and Community Education (Foundations, Inc.)
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Child and Adult Care Food Program (Missouri - CACFP)
Child Care Aware
Child Care Nutrition Resource Center (US Dept of Ag)
Child Trends
Children's Defense Fund
Children's Trust Fund
Coaliltion of Community Foundations for Youth
Council of Chief State School Officers
CYFERnet Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network
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
General Mills: Champions for Healthy Kids
Institute for Child and Family Policy
JCPenney Afterschool
Kids Care Center (Missouri)
Kids Count (The Annie E. Casey Foundation)
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Missouri Accreditation
Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN)
Missouri Afterschool Resource Center (MOARC part of State Network)
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 Families Learning
National Center for Family Literacy
National Child Care Information Center
National Community Education Association (NCEA)
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
Practical Parenting Partnerships Center (PPP)
Project Liftoff-MASN STEMProject Liftoff-MASN STEM
Promising Practices in Afterschool (PPAS)
School Matters
School-Age NOTES
Search Institute
Spark Action
St. Louis for Kids
The Council for Corporate & School Partnerships
The Finance Project (for Out of School Time)
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Food and Nutrition Service
U.S. Department of Education (Home Page)
U.S. Department of Education: 21st CCLC
U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
USA Child Care