Resources & Links for Providers
Greater Omaha After School Alliance Resources
- After School Resource Guide
- Summer Resource Guide
- Quality Standards
Local Resources and Useful Documents
- Nebraska Department of Education
- 2012 Nebraska Resource Directory
- Collective for Youth
- 2013 National Kids Count Book
- 2013 Nebraska Kids Count Book
- Engaging Older Youth-April 2010
Best Literacy & Language Arts Resources: English and Language Arts are fundamental for the growth and education of students at any age. By instilling in young learners the importance of reading and writing, it will open the window of opportunity and increase the level of success they achieve in a variety of different subjects.
Teachable Moments aims to encourage critical thinking on issues of the day and foster a positive classroom environment.
Nebraska Loves our Public Schools: This site promotes public schools from across the state. They hope to instill pride in Nebraska's public schools. Using short clips, they feature different programs from across the state, sharing programs that are producing positive results within the community.
Nebraska Career Connections: This site has information for middle school and high school students, college students and adult learners including: connecting interest with possible careers, college searches and applications, scholarship information, resume building and much more. Parents and educators can get on, help students and track their progress.
Text Message Codes publishes a resource guide enabling young readers and writers to find new reading material and sources of inspiration for writing. The site also provides parents and teachers with strategies to help get youth excited about reading.
After School Treats is an online tool dedicated to providing creative and challenging learning activities for after school programs. This organization offers curriculum, lesson plans, and activities that focus on ideas for healthy snacks and exercise.
The How to Smile website is a great resource for anyone looking to improve their STEM programs. The site contains activities, games and demonstrations that increase interest in STEM fields and provides hands-on learning perfect for non-classroom settings.
The Promising Practices in After School list serve is an excellent way to stay connected to individuals working in after school across the country and share ideas, information and successful practices.
Resources on After School is an online tool featuring selected resources in the areas of: research and evaluation, promising practices, professional development, public awareness and communications, policy and financing in after school.
For more than a decade, The Wallace Foundation has invested in innovative practices and knowledge gathering efforts to deliver enriching opportunities to youth.
The mission of the National Institute on Out of School Time, based at Wellesley College, is to ensure that all children, youth, and families have access to high quality programs, activities, and opportunities during non-school hours.
The Harvard Family Research Project strives to increase the effectiveness of public and private organizations and communities as they promote child development, student achievement, healthy family functioning, and community development.
The Forum for Youth Investment provides youth and adult leaders with the information, technical assistance, training, network support and partnership opportunities needed to increase the quality and quantity of youth investment and youth involvement.
Think:Kids is a program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital that trains adults in a revolutionary new way of helping kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
Ready Set Learn! is an internet site promoting optimism, persistence, and resilience in children. This site helps develop the skills preschoolers need to get started on a livelong love of learning.
Fishful Thinking The Goldfish® brand partnered with Positive Psychology leader and mother of four, Dr. Karen Reivich, to create Fishful Thinking. Fishful Thinking is a program for parents that help them to raise children who have a positive attitude and can confidently tackle life’s challenges.
StickK.com stickK empowers you to better your lifestyle. They offer you the opportunity, through 'Commitment Contracts', to show to yourself and others the value you put on achieving your goals.
Scholastic Professional Development Program: This is a literacy based professional development training program that is beneficial for all after school program providers.
FosterEd Connect: If you have questions about programmatic issues with education laws that impact children and youth in the foster care system, please consider posting a question on FosterEd Connect. This free resource is staffed by a panel of education experts.
A Thin Line provides insight and information on the topic of cyberbullying as well as tips and methods for how to combat this new emerging type of harassment.
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
America's Promise Alliance is a partnership of corporations, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and advocacy groups that are passionate about improving lives and changing outcomes for children. Their focus includes curbing the nation's dropout rate while preparing the student for college, work and life, and advocating support for their five promises (Caring adults, Safe Place, A Heathly Start, An Effective Education and Opportunities to Help Others). Their website contains many helpful resources including studies and reports, grant information, and other materials.
The National League of Cities: works with government officials and their community partners from across the country to build better communities. As part of this, they provide resources on improving afterschool programs citywide.
the Afterschool Alliance provides numerous resources for after school providers. This site contains information on working with youth, finding funding, statistics on after school programs, ways to promote after school programs and ways to get involved nationally.