Resources

This Is Afterschool 2018 – This short document describes the benefits of after school programs for youth.

Students Learn More with Afterschool STEM – This short document describes the unique benefits of STEM programming in afterschool.

Resources to Promote Belonging and Inclusion – This 8-page document provides a wealth of resources on anti-bullying and tolerance for youth.

The Value of Out-of-School Time Programs provides an overview of the rationale for publicly funding OST programs, outlines a model for linking different categories of OST programs to likely outcomes, and suggests implications and recommendations for policymakers, funders, OST program leaders and researchers. This report, commissioned by The Wallace Foundation, offers key insights for providers, policymakers and funders. Key topics include how we can measure effectiveness of programs, depending on the program’s goals for outcomes; the connection between attendance and student outcomes, and how providers can use this to their advantage; and the role of policymakers and funders in prioritizing funding for programs designed to address outcomes most crucial to the communities they serve.

From Niche to Necessary: Scale and Sustainability Lessons from the Frontiers in Urban Science Education (FUSE) Initiative  – This national report highlights NAZA’s efforts related to inspiring youths’ interest and engagement in STEM in the afterschool space. Youth from Coleman Park Community Center’s afterschool program were featured on the cover as well as within the report. The report includes a photo of our informal educators engaging in STEM at the 2017 STEM Day of Learning!