Program Resources

Asthma Control Program of NH

The Asthma Control Program, within DHHS Division of Public Health Services, supports asthma education and management across the state through. The program provides resources and supportive community partnership to help raise awareness of asthma and improve asthma management for school-aged children. 

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdpc/asthma/index.htm

Teaching Tolerance: Educating for a Diverse Economy

Teaching Tolerance's mission is to reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and support equitable school experiences for our nation’s children. We believe that schools must educate all students for full participation in a diverse democracy. Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Go to https://www.tolerance.org/.

Engineering is Elementary: Free Curriculum for Kids Grades 3-5 in Out-of-School Programs

Engineering Adventures is a FREE curriculum created especially for kids in grades 3 – 5 in out-of-school time programs! Follow India and Jacob as they solve real-life problems by using the engineering design process.  Go to https://eie.org/engineering-adventures.

Click2Science: Online STEM Professional Development for Out-of-School Providers

Click2Science is an interactive, professional development site for trainers, coaches, site directors and frontline staff/volunteers working in out-of-school time STEM programs, serving children and youth. Go to http://www.click2sciencepd.org/.

Child Obesity 180 Reverse the Trend

Childhood Obesity's initiative "Healthy Kids Out of School" works with a variety of youth-serving organizations to implement three simple principles – Drink Right, Move More, and Snack Smart – helping kids from diverse communities practice healthy habits now and for a lifetime. The Healthy Kids Hub is a collection of tailored resources developed in collaboration with a variety of out-of-school-time organizations. Go to http://www.childobesity180.org/initiatives/healthy-kids-out-of-school.

NH Hunger Solutions

NH Hunger Solutions has the resources to help increase participation in meal programs in NH. With the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010, qualified afterschool programs in every state became eligible to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  Through the CACFP, they can receive reimbursement for healthy meals served to the children in their care.  By engaging with afterschool providers to expand participation in this program, NH Kids Count is working to make sure that no child goes hungry. Go to http://nhkidscount.org/afterschool-and-summer-meals.

National Network of Statewide Afterschool Networks: Parent Engagement

Afterschool and expanded learning programs are often the most accessible way for parents to interface with teachers, school leaders and their children. Engaged parents become advocates for their children and understand what the school expects of student performance. Go to http://www.statewideafterschoolnetworks.net.

Smile Connect

SmileConnect® recently launched a new oral health program  that helps connect afterschool programs with dental resources and preventive services for their kids - SmileConnectSM. Our team works with local dental schools and providers that have volunteers looking to come to community organizations to provide oral health education and preventive services to kids that the programs may not offer. We also have dental kits (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss) donated by partners that we are looking to send to programs across the country. Afterschool programs can make their requests for these materials and services at SmileConnect.org.

Start a STEM Blog with Kids

Do you have youth interested in STEM, and like blogging?  Here's an opportunity for youth to get noticed while doing what they like! If you’ve been on the fence about starting a blog, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll show you how blogging can benefit your career, explain how to get started, and give you tips about leveraging your blog following to maximize its impact on your career.  Go to https://blogging.com​ and get started!

Beyond the Bell at American Institutes for Research

The Toolkit – now available in hard copy or online and interactive – is practical and easy-to-use guide to afterschool programming that, contains great information for program leaders who want to start or improve an afterschool and expanded leaning program. It is designed to be a resource for program leaders from both community-based and school-based programs. To access the toolkit, go to http://www.beyondthebell.org/products/beyond-bell-toolkit

NH State Council on the Arts

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is a Division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Our enabling legislation charges us to ensure that the arts play a significant role in the welfare of people in the Granite State. Our mission is to promote the arts to protect and enrich New Hampshire’s unique quality of life. The State Arts Council provides a wide variety of services, competitive grants, and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, schools, health care facilities and to individual artists, helping to ensure that the arts thrive in New Hampshire and are accessible to all. Funding for our grants and services is provided by the New Hampshire Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Go to https://www.nh.gov

FIRST

Founded by Dean Kamen, the mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. To learn more about the FIRST afterschool programs go to https://www.firstinspires.org/.

Connecting Expanded Learning Opportunities to the Common Core

Council of Chief State School Officers has authored this brief that explores ways to strengthen expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) by building their connection to the Common Core State Standards Initiative (Common Core). The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is interested in both efforts and wants to support states in maximizing their impact to ensure the success of all learners.  Click Here.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Partnership for 21st Century Learning's mission is to serve as a catalyst for 21st century learning to build collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders so that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops.  Go to http://www.p21.org/.

You for Youth

You for Youth provides online professional learning and technical assistance for 21st Century Community Learning Centers.  The Y4Y protal is filled with free resources to support your 21st CCLC program.  Go to https://y4y.ed.gov/.

 

Asia Society: Center for Global Education

Asia Society: Center for Global Education is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. The Center for Global Education at Asia Society has everything you need to integrate high-quality global learning into your afterschool program.  Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.  Go to http://asiasociety.org/education.

Connecting School and Afterschool

Nellie Mae, NIOST and United Way have collaborated to create "Connecting School and Afterschool: 15 Ways to Improve Partnerships.  Click Here.

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NHAN is a project of SERESC (Southeastern Regional Education Service Center), is funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and is affiliated with the National AfterSchool Association.