Afterschool/Out of School

Pathways to Impact: Service-Learning as a Catalyst for State Afterschool Networks Report Released

The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC), a leading advocate for youth development and service-learning, is proud to announce the release of its latest report, "Pathways to Impact: Service-Learning as a Catalyst for State Afterschool Networks." This comprehensive report sheds light on the transformative power of service-learning as a strategy for engaging youth in afterschool programs across the country. Afterschool programs play a pivotal role in shaping the lives of young people, offering them opportunities for growth, enrichment, and skill development. The report, which draws from NYLC’s work with 14 members of the 50 State Afterschool Network, provides case studies, lessons [...]

September 22nd, 2023|

Extending Support for Statewide Service-Learning in Afterschool Programs

The National Youth Leadership Council is proud to announce the award of two-year grants to four State Afterschool Networks to create successful, replicable, service-learning implementation models. Grantees include: OregonAsk - Oregon PSAYDN - Pennsylvania State Afterschool Youth Development Network TAN - Tennessee Afterschool Network TXPOST - Texas Partnership for Out of School Time NYLC will continue to provide strategic support and coaching, training and technical assistance and will additional resources and tools that will grow service-learning in afterschool programs. Each state-wide model will demonstrate how service-learning aligns with Network strategic initiatives, professional development, and support to assure quality, execution, and sustainability. This work is [...]

November 15th, 2021|

Tennessee Expands Service-Learning in Afterschool

By Julie Rogers Bascom, NYLC Director of Learning & Leadership NYLC supports 14 states in the Statewide Afterschool Network with technical support, coaching, grants, trainings, and resources to  develop or expand service-learning in afterschool programs in their state. These selected networks work collaboratively with each other and NYLC so that service-learning becomes a sustainable and systematic part of afterschool learning. During the cohort’s monthly call in February, Mary Graham, Lead for Tennessee’s Afterschool Network (TAN), shared insight into how she supports, grows and uses service-learning as a strategy to bring benefits to Tennessee’s youth and youth workers.  Wearing multiple hats, [...]

April 29th, 2020|


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