Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

YEF Institute Launches Interactive Afterschool Website for City Leaders

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

YEF Institute Launches Interactive Afterschool Website for City Leaders

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City officials are invited to take advantage of a new website with a searchable database of resources and city examples on afterschool programs.

The Afterschool Policy Advisors Network (APAN) Online, Community website (http://apan.nlc.org) is an interactive, online resource center to help municipal leaders find, share and discuss knowledge on how to build citywide systems of high-quality out-of-school time programs. With support from The Wallace Foundation, NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) hosts this password-protected website for the 500 municipal leaders who are active members of APAN.

Mayors, city council members and senior municipal staff who are interested in expanding afterschool opportunities for children and youth can join APAN and start using the new website by registering at www.nlc.org/iyef.

The YEF Institute will also sponsor a conference call on Wednesday, May 21, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time to showcase how city officials can use the APAN Online Community to improve their afterschool efforts.

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Municipal officials can use http:// apan.nlc.org to search an interactive library of afterschool resources by topic, theme or city size through an easy-to-use folder structure. These folders sort resources by category, including Evaluation and Research, Funding, Quality, Partnerships, Program Administration and Program Content. Additional folders highlight specific examples from small, midsized and large cities. …

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