21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), US Dept. of Education
This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
The nation’s leading voice for afterschool programs. Dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of after school programs and advocating for more afterschool investments to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs.
Center for Youth Programs
The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality empowers education and human service leaders to adapt, implement and scale best-in-class, research validated quality improvement systems to advance child and youth development.
Council of Chief State School Officers
The CCSSO is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions.
Foundations, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving educational experiences for America’s children and youth – throughout the day, everywhere they learn. Partnering with education and community leaders, Foundations supports those who enhance the lives and prospects of our most vulnerable children.
Michigan After-School Partnership
The Michigan After-School Partnership provides statewide leadership to build and sustain high quality after-school programs for children and youth in all communities throughout the state.
National AfterSchool Association
The mission of the National AfterSchool Association is to foster development, provide education, and encourage4 advocacy for the out-of-school-time community. NAA is the membership association for professionals who work with children and youth in diverse school and community-based settings to provide a wide variety of extended learning opportunities and care during out-of-school hours.
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
As a collaborator with the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, administered by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the NRC manages the updating of the Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition standards. CFOC3 is a collection of 686 national standards that represent the best evidence, expertise, and experience in the country on quality health and safety practices and policies that should be followed in today’s early care and education settings.
Office of Child Care
The Office of Child Care supports low-income working families by providing access to affordable, high-quality early care and afterschool programs.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Juveniles in crisis – from those who commit serious and violent offenses to victims of abuse and neglect – pose a challenge to the nation. Charged by Congress to meet this challenge, OJJDP collaborates with professionals from diverse disciplines to improve juvenile justice policies and practices.
Statewide Afterschool Networks
The Network is focused on the core components of afterschool and summer learning opportunities – engaged learning, school-community partnerships and family involvement.
Created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, Youth.gov is composed of representatives from 19 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth. The IWGYP promotes the goal of positive, healthy outcomes for youth in four significant ways.