After-School Programs: Resources for Student Enrichment
After-school programs provide enrichment and development opportunities for kids and young adults beyond the traditional school curriculum. Programs taking place after school hours give youth a safe, supervised place to explore interests, learn new skills and spend worthwhile time with peers and adults. Learn about the various types of after-school programs available, or learn how to start your own after-school program.
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Launching an after-school program is a huge and worthwhile undertaking. From the proposal stage through the implementation stage, this section helps you learn how to start an after-school program. Learn how to put your ideas into action with resources that help you find funding, volunteers and more.
- Instead of reinventing the wheel, look at other successful after-school programs for ideas. The Web can help you find a program that might serve as a model for the kind of program you want to create.
- One of the most challenging aspects of starting an after-school program is finding enough funding to run the program. The Foundation Center has a comprehensive database of grantmakers and information on other funding opportunities that will help you start an after-school program.
For creating an after-school program…
offers some practical ideas for getting an after-school program started in your neighborhood. Need inspiration? Read the “Success Stories
” of other after-school programs around the U.S.
has an article on how to start an after-school program that takes you through the essential questions you need to ask, such as “What is the need?”, “Who is going to pay for it?” and “Who will help support it?”.
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
offers a Word document that provides more detail on how to start, produce and run an after-school program. Read about investigating partnership opportunities, gaining approval and publicizing the program.
For funding an after-school program…
is full of fundraising ideas to get new programs off the ground, or to help expand existing programs. Use the “Fundraising Idea Bank
” to browse by type of idea (for example, “Product Sale” or “Auction or Raffle”) and type of group (“School” or “Athletic Team,” among others) or search using key words.
provides information on obtaining grants for K-12 programs. Scroll down to browse federal and state grant opportunities, as well as foundation opportunities.
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