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  • Albuquerque Journal has highlighted another quality afterschool program - Community For Learning +

    b04 jd 12may 1cfl 640x413 A Program with a Mission - Community For Learning

    By Stephanie Guzman / Journal Staff Writer
    PUBLISHED: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Aaliyah Coleman has mastered a twirl in folklorico dancing, held a pose during yoga practice and taken on video editing, all thanks to an after-school program called Community For Learning.

    The third-grader at Coronado Elementary School loves her after-school program so much, she becomes upset when her mom picks her up early.

    Aaliyah’s mom, Kenda Coleman, likes the program, too, because it provides a safe environment with engaging activities for her daughter. It also allows Coleman to keep

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  • Grants available to support phys ed programs +

    KIDS In The GAME is a nonprofit organization focused on inspiring kids to thrive in life through sports. The organization is inviting public and charter schools enrolled or willing to enroll in the Let's Move! Active Schools program, and with no current physical education program, to apply for a GO! grant. The $1,000-$5,000 grants support physical activity in before, during, and after-school programs serving children ages 5-12 years. The programs can be new or an expansion of a current project. Applications must be received by June 1, 2015.

    For more information, visit: www.kidsinthegame.org/go-guidelines

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  • Richard W. Riley Speech - February 23, 2015 +

    Richard W. Riley, Former Governor of South Carolina, Former U.S. Secretary of Education - House Education Policy Review and Reform Task Force - February 23, 2015

    Good afternoon – and thank you for this opportunity to make a few observations as this Task Force begins its important work. I congratulate Speaker Jay Lucas for organizing this effort, and I thank all of you for being a part of it. It is long overdue. I know that Chairperson Rita Allison will give all a fair hearing, and I commend her for taking on this important work.

    The state of rural education in South Carolina

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  • Legislative Day Speech +

    The following is the transcript of the speech given by Danette Townsend , NMASA Chair at Legislative Day.

    "Good Morning, as was said my name is Danette Townsend and I am the chair of the NM AfterSchool Alliance Leadership Council. NMASA is a network of afterschool stakeholders across NM that work together to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate in high quality afterschool programs, that youth development workers - those adults dedicated to youth across our state - have not only the supports and training they need to provide those high quality programs but that they also have a voice

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  • Deadline Approaching: Student Video Contest Closes Feb 19 +

    a1sx2_Thumbnail1_Outreach_Flyer_400x514.jpg World of 7 Billion Video Contest - Back by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest can help you bring technology and creativity into your high school classes. The contest challenges your students to create a short (60 seconds or less) video illustrating the connection between world population growth and one of three global challenges dealing with either the sixth mass extinction, available farmland, or global education. Students can win up to $1,000 and their teachers will receive free curriculum resources. The contest deadline is February 19, 2015. Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more can be found

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  • National AfterSchool Association eNews - January 2015 +

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  • NMPBS & NMASA Create Video for Stakeholders +

    pbsnm In partnership with New Mexico Public Broadcast System, NMASA has created a video that can be used to educate key stakeholders in your community about the importance of afterschool programs for New Mexico's children and youth.

    Be sure to check out the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0uQ6JBr_h8

    Why is the video important? Sustaining the growth of afterschool programs in NM requires constant education of the public and key stakeholders. The video is just one type of tool that can help the afterschool community in securing future policy support and funding.

    How can you use the video? Download it for use at open houses,

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  • 2014 Lights On Afterschool poster contest winner: Ashley Parker from Farmington, New Mexico! +

    b2ap3_thumbnail_LOAPoster2014.png This year we had thousands of afterschool artists answer our call and submit artwork for the chance to be featured on the 2014  Lights On Afterschool  poster. We had such a good time looking through all the artwork and seeing the talent and creativity coming out of these programs-it's clear that these artists really love their afterschool programs!

    After much consideration, we're pleased to announce the 2014 Lights On Afterschool poster contest winner: Ashley Parker from Farmington, New Mexico !

    Ashley says she was inspired to draw a bright, Broadway-style marquee sign with lots of color and doodles around it.  We think it's the

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  • Deadline this Friday! $10k Dollar General Literacy Award +


    Just a few more days to nominate an afterschool program for the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award and a chance to win $10,000. We're looking for afterschool programs that are excelling at working with middle school students on their literacy skills, which includes improving their reading skills, developing their writing skills, and helping them with their critical thinking and comprehension skills. Detailed instructions are on the online nomination form.

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  • Thursday, Oct. 23 is the 15th annual Lights On Afterschool! +


    Register today to show your support and share your plans!

    In order to make sure that this year's celebration is the best Lights On Afterschool yet, we've made it easier than ever to plan an event using our updated resources, event ideas and planning tips!

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Support Federal 21st CCLC Funding for Afterschool & Summer Learning

alert13Now is an ideal time to reach out to your Members of Congress calling for their support of afterschool and summer learning programs as they consider education, justice, child care, and other relevant spending decisions. Contact your elected officials and make the case for support and funding of school and community based before-school, afterschool and summer learning programs, that inspire learning, keep young people safe and help working families.

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