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Register for New Jersey's Annual Conference on Afterschool Fri-Sat November 21 & 22, 2014

Over 50 workshops to choose from, including:
  • Using Data to Create Positive Child and Youth Outcomes
  • Kids with Autism in Afterschool Programs - Best Practices for Inclusion
  • Select To Protect - Strategies for Obesity Prevention
  • Engaging Parents in Out-of-School Time Programs
  • Finding Your Balance in OST - Managing Stress
  • Mastering the Common Core: Seamlessly Connecting the School Day to Afterschool
  • Social Networking: A Valuable Tool for Your Program
  • Creating a Professional Development Plan for Career Success in Afterschool

Register here today before your favorite workshops fill up! 

UPDATE: NJSACC requested and was granted a waiver on the prohibition of in-State overnight travel that applies to school district staff. This will allow principals or other school district staff to stay overnight.

Click here to download the State of New Jersey's authorization letter, granting the waiver.

 Got STEM? Let us Know How You're Supporting STEM in Afterschool!
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NJSACC knows that a lot of great things are being achieved through STEM education in afterschool programs, but we need to know more. Help us make a difference by pinpointing STEM activity taking place in your programs and let's find out what is being accomplished!

With that in mind, please take a moment and fill out our quick survey to express your interests in incorporating STEM into your programs or how you are currently implementing STEM. Please note that programs that do not currently offer STEM are encouraged to complete the survey as well. We'd like to hear from all of you!

We encourage as many programs to respond as possible, whether or not you have strong involvement with STEM.

Thank you, in advance, for your help.

Click here to access the survey and begin!

New Jersey No Longer a
'Top 10 State for Afterschool'
New Household Survey: Afterschool Programs Have Strong Support from Parents, But Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs in the State is High

Click here to read the results for New Jersey and to learn more!

Washington, DC - New Jersey has not kept pace with national progress on important measures of afterschool participation, according to a new household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance. The 2014 edition of America After 3PM found that demand for afterschool programs still far exceeds supply, and the number of children in New Jersey who would participate if an afterschool program were available surpasses the number of children who are enrolled in afterschool programs in the state. The survey also finds that the vast majority of parents with children in afterschool programs in New Jersey see significant benefits from their children's participation.

The America After 3PM survey included 30,000 American households and 320 in-depth interviews in New Jersey. It found that 16 percent of New Jersey students, 231,279 children in all, are enrolled in afterschool programs, up from 14 percent in 2009, when the survey was last conducted. But 267,945 New Jersey students are still without adult supervision in the afternoons. The parents of 422,067 New Jersey children not already in an afterschool program say they would enroll their child if a program were available.

Click here to read the results for New Jersey and to learn more!

Apply by Friday 10/31 and be a part of Steve Harvey's Disney Dreamers!

Click here to learn more and apply!

Apply to Be a Disney Dreamer:

The application process has officially begun for the 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy. Potential Dreamers may apply for a chance to be one of 100 students selected to participate in the program. Students must be between the ages of 13-19, living in the United States and enrolled in high school grades 9-12 when applying. 

Disney seeks students with a winning combination of attributes that reflect strong character, a positive attitude and the persistence to take advantage of opportunities. 

Key Attributes:
  • Intellectually Curious - Creative and quick-witted
  • Compassionate - Giving, especially to those who need assistance
  • Courageous - Brave and spirited, a survivor who overcomes obstacles
  • Leader - The "go-to" person, pursues ideas with passion
  • Dreams about the future
  • Exhibits a positive approach to life
  • Remains grateful and humble
  • Takes advantage of resources
Does this sound like someone you know? Direct them to this page, for now is the time for a dreamer to get the tools to help make his or her dream come true-in the Disney Dreamers Academy class of 2015! 

Applications will be accepted from April 1 through October 31, 2014.

Click here review the Disney Dreamers Academy Contest Official Rules.

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Diane Genco
Executive Director
NJSACC: The Network for New Jersey's Afterschool Communities