|COVID-19 Talking Points for 50-State Networks||
A set of key messages that demonstrate how afterschool is responding to the crisis and why programs are essential for recovery. These messages will be updated regularly and include specific examples of programs in action during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Partnering with Schools to Reopen and Meet Students’ Needs||
A resource to help afterschool leaders identify and communicate specific ways programs can support students and schools for different reopening scenarios, including in-person, fully remote and hybrid approaches.
|A Blueprint for Supporting Schools||
A handout that describes a vision for how afterschool providers, community partners and schools can work together to build a better learning day for all of our kids, including by providing increased access to smaller classes and personalized learning; positive youth development; academic enrichment; and better aligned services.
|Reopening Schools: Tools to Engage School Leaders and Parents||
A webpage posted by Afterschool Alliance with one-pagers and a simple 5-step plan to help ensure afterschool programs are included in schools’ strategies for reopening and meeting students’ needs.
|Partnering with Schools to Reopen: Sample Language||
A sample email and letter that make the case for including afterschool in discussions and planning around reopening schools. These can be adapted by state networks and/or providers and sent to education stakeholders.
|Handout: COVID-19 Recovery Backgrounder||
A four-page handout that describes why afterschool and summer learning programs are important and effective; outlines the support we need for reopening; and provides specific calls-to-action by audience.
|Internal Guide: COVID-19 Resources||
This is an internal document designed to help afterschool professionals understand and communicate about COVID-19 legislation and the important role afterschool and summer learning programs play during the crisis and through recovery. It includes: a backgrounder on COVID-19 legislation; talking points about afterschool and COVID-19; briefing tools for speaking about the CARES Act with stakeholders, policymakers, and LEAs; a template OpEd; a template letter to your governor; example letters to state superintendents of education; and an example of a youth advocate policy memo.
|Handout: COVID-19 Stimulus Funding Guidance for Summer Learning||
A one-page overview, created by the National Summer Learning Association, that describes what can be funded and how to advocate for funds to support summer learning.
|Handout: How Afterschool Supports Students’ Learning||
A document that describes the ways in which afterschool and summer learning programs can help students catch-up and keep-up as schools reopen in 2020 – 2021 school year.
|Handout: How Afterschool Supports Working Parents||
A summary of proven benefits, backed by data, of afterschool programs for working parents.