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Events, Thought Leader Roundtables and Webinars Archive

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
The Forum for Youth Investment partnered with the Wallace Foundation, the National League of Cities and Collaborative for Building After-School Systems to host a free, three-part webinar series to share a new suite of tools commissioned by the foundation.
Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 9:00am to Friday, August 3, 2012 - 5:00pm
Colleagues from around the country met and explored what is working and what is changing in the field of comprehensive community building.
Friday, July 27, 2012 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
All too often, in leadership roles and service professions, we find that who we are may or may not align with what we do, leading to a sense of frustration, or feeling depleted or overwhelmed. In this one-day retreat, individuals will have the opportunity to reflect upon the original calling to their work; recall the people and events that influenced the thread that runs through their lives; and examine who they are and how they want to be in their work as leaders in a changing and diverse out-of-school time landscape.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
This webinar reviewed the relevant steps of program evaluation, including planning tips, development strategies and data requirements.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 8:30am to Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 4:30pm
APAS helps program leaders work in a collaborative, intentional manner to strengthen their program(s) and promote youth outcomes. Attendees are encouraged to come in teams and will learn how to use data in an interactive, hands-on, two-day seminar, and will have questions answered, share experiences, and help build a plan of action for their program.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 8:30am to Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 4:30pm
This seminar was a primer in understanding the current child and youth wellness crisis and developing the necessary approaches to increase physical activity and healthy eating in your out-of-school time program.
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 8:30am to Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 4:30pm
This seminar was for afterschool directors, supervisors, curriculum and education coordinators, and 21st CCLC personnel interested in utilizing the Afterschool Program Assessment System (APAS). APAS is one of the only assessment systems available that helps afterschool programs link quality and youth outcomes together in a comprehensive, flexible, and integrated fashion.
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 8:30am to Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 4:30pm
The out-of-school time field has been through much iteration over the past 20 years, changing to fit the needs of young people and their communities.· In just two short decades, Out-of-School Time (OST) has gone from fractured child care to sophisticated systems working in partnership with schools and communities to improve the academic, social and emotional competencies of young people. This seminar, explored the origins and the growth of the field in order to provide context for the next phase of OST systems-building.
Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 9:00am to Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 5:00pm
More than 60 mini-plenary sessions and workshops focused on the latest research and best practices in the areas of health and nutrition, economic inequality/poverty alleviation, early childhood development, parent empowerment, education, child welfare, community and youth violence, and juvenile justice.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 9:00am to Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 5:00pm
The YEF Institute is a national resource, providing guidance and assistance to municipal officials, compiling and disseminating information on promising strategies and best practices, building networks of local officials working on similar issues and concerns, and conducting research on the key challenges facing municipalities in these core program areas.
Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 9:00am to Friday, June 29, 2012 - 5:00pm
The 2012 AASA Summer Leadership Institute was held June 28-29, 2012 at the Renaissance Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 included an important and forward-thinking provision for Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth. This provision will allow states and communities to apply to use Federal funding from multiple different funding streams to pilot innovative approaches working across department lines to improve outcomes for disconnected youth. This webinar will provide background information about this proposed initiative, and will present opportunities to provide input to the White House to help shape the initiative’s implementation.
Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:20pm
The new Race to the Top District grant competition from the U.S. Department of Education offers a great opportunity for community schools. More than previous RTT competitions, this grant enables local communities to work with their school districts on developing  strategies that create better conditions for teaching and learning.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Do you ever feel like well-intentioned people around you are working hard but, to borrow a cliché, it looks like the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing?
Monday, May 14, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Providing high-quality, cost-effective professional development can be a challenge for out-of-school time programs, because many of them face limited funding and their staff members tend to be young, part-time workers who rarely commit to the job for long.