Afterschool Pathfinder (www.afterschoolpathfinder.org), NYSAN’s free website for sharing and finding afterschool jobs and training opportunities is going statewide. Afterschool Pathfinder is a free service for everyone who works in the out-of-school-time field.
What does this mean for you?
Afterschool Pathfinder can help you:
1. Find a job.
2. Post an available job.
3. Find a professional development opportunity.
4. Share upcoming trainings, conferences, webinars, credit-bearing courses and other professional development opportunities related to out-of-school time and youth development.
NYSAN hopes you find this site useful! Questions, concerns or feedback? Please contact Jyoti Folch at CLOAKING .
High 5 Tickets to the Arts program is currently working with The Robert Bowne Foundation to help identify potential partnering organizations that are interested in expanding their existing arts programming.
High 5 is a program of the non-profit arts in education organization, ArtsConnection that allocates discount tickets for teens to various dance, theatre, music, and museums in and around New York City. You can check us out at www.high5tix.org
As a potential High 5 Youth Service Organization partner, we are happy to offer you discounted and occasionally FREE, yes I did say FREE, tickets to various dance, music, theater and visual arts events in and around New York City.
As a new community partner, you will be able to enhance your organization's programming through a variety of events and opportunities in the arts. Since launching the concentrated Take 5 program initiative in the Summer of 2010, High 5 has already given over 3,208 youth service program participants the opportunity to experience the arts and culture of New York City!
Here are a few examples of how your organization can benefit from the Take 5 Program:
There are no fees charged to become a Take 5 partner or to access the ticket offers available to members. This is not a scam, we are not trying to get anything from your group, we truly believe in exposing New York City's youth to the wide variety of culture and arts our beautiful city has to offer!! Please contact me at your earliest convenience and we can talk more about a new partnership.
Audience Development Associate
ArtsConnection/High 5 Tickets to the Arts
520 8th Avenue, Suite 321 3rd floor
New York, NY 10018
212-302-7433 ext 462
With over 85 years of experience in direct service training, Ramapo for Children has developed a unique ability to create inclusive environments that promote positive behavioral change, foster skill development, and help support learning and personal growth. Ramapo Training can help program staff grow into skilled youth-service professionals and help program managers get the most out of your team.
Ramapo offers the following workshops that focus on core competencies needed to work with children effectively:
Ramapo also offers workshops that help programs serve children with special needs. These workshops include Managing the Behavior of Children with Special Needs and Structuring Programs That Include Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
In addition to workshops, Ramapo supports staff members through program observation and feedback and one-on-one coaching sessions. These sessions help equip staff with the strategies they need to become effective behavior managers and provide resources and practical solutions.
Ramapo supports supervisors in leading more effectively with workshops such as "Here and Now": Supervisory Skills for Inclusive Youth Programming and provides coaching for Youth Service Directors.
Workshops are available in full or half days, and coaching sessions can be tailored to support individual site needs. Throughout the year Ramapo also holds centralized workshops and invite you to send some of your staff for a nominal fee. Ramapo has a variety of trainers to choose from, each with unique and varied backgrounds to suit the needs of any OST program.
Ramapo Training has empowered thousands of youth-service professionals with practical tools needed to transform after-school programs and summer camps into environments that foster positive behaviors and promote success. For more information contact Melanie Salvaggio, Program Manager by phone (646-588-2306) or email CLOAKING or visit Ramapo's website: www.ramapoforchildren.org.
Whether you are a parent, youth leader, teacher, or mentor, you can use shared reading experiences to inform and inspire children to act for the common good.
The shared experience of reading a book is powerful in many ways. We share our emotional reactions to stories—laugh, cry, and celebrate the joys and sorrows that good literature present. We discuss real issues in a safe environment. We broaden our global perspective. We share closeness as we sit and talk together. Books are delightful, and they stretch our minds with knowledge, understanding, and imagination.
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
The literature guides combine selected literature with thought-provoking and fun activities that teach children about giving and civic engagement. The featured books raise issues of character education like respect, caring, giving, honoring diversity, helping others, fairness, responsibility, trustworthiness, and citizenship. As you read a book, the guide helps you speak intentionally about giving and sharing. The discussion questions spring naturally from the themes and settings presented in the literature.
Use these literature guides to create reading experiences that inspire acts of kindness.
Call the Executive Director Hotline at (917) 344-6678!
The National Endowment of the Arts offers funding for projects that help children and youth acquire knowledge and skills in the arts. Projects may take place in school-based or community-based settings and should serve children and youth between the ages of 5 and 18.
York College of the City University of New York (CUNY) offers a Certificate Program for Child and Youth Workers. The certificate program is approved by the New York State Department of Education and is designed to offer youth workers a professional program of study that provides college credits that can applied towards an undergraduate degree.
Courses are designed to help youth workers improve their literacy and technology skills; foster an understanding of children and youth across age, gender, culture, and ability; provide opportunities to develop teaching and youth development competencies; develop skills in designing developmental learning environments across grades and subject areas; provide techniques in first aid and safety, as well as physical education; foster an understanding of diverse cultures; and stimulate thinking and reflective praxis.
For more information, please contact Regina Misir at (718) 262-2530 or CLOAKING .
NYSAN is pleased to announce the launch of a new professional development event list. All of the listings on this page are directly related to afterschool and school-age child care; take place in New York State; and are open to anyone who would like to attend.
The event list is available in two places:
If you are organizing a local or statewide professional development event designed for afterschool providers that you would like listed, please email CLOAKING .
The Foundation Center, the nation's leading authority on organized philanthropy, has collected an extensive array of resources on how nonprofits may be able to access stimulus package funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The Center's new MapShot: Best ARRA Funding Resources by State provides a state-by-state display of funding opportunities and other pertinent information. The new map guides visitors to a wealth of annotated links about ARRA, such as:
"America's nonprofits are fighting for their piece of the stimulus pie, and this mapping tool gives them a running start," said Bradford K. Smith, president of the Foundation Center.
Also informative is the Center's PhilanTopic blog post, What Do Nonprofits Need to Know About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act?.
MapShot: Best ARRA Funding Resources by State is available at the Center's Focus on the Economic Crisis web page, which offers a variety of resources to help nonprofits and foundations deal with the challenges of the unstable economy.
FREE nonprofit legal information is just a phone call away!
Call the Hotline at (212) 219-1800 x 224 to leave a message with your nonprofit legal question. A staff member will return your call within 48 hours with the answer you need or a helpful referral.
Click CLOAKING to ask your question by email. Please include a phone number where you can be reached during regular business hours (9:30 am - 5:30 pm).