COVID 19: Resources for Afterschool
We are facing an unprecedented time in the out-of-school time field. Some programs have had to close while others are drastically changing their services to meet changing needs. The ND Afterschool Network wants to make sure that program staff, youth, and families feel supported during this time of constant change and uncertainty. The resources below may help you, your organization and your work. 

Afterschool Alliance has developed a resource hub for out-of-school time programs with FAQs, policy updates & regulations, ways to support staff, remote learning opportunities, and financial support for afterschool programs. 

Propel Nonprofits is providing no-cost technical assistance to nonprofits in the Upper Midwest. Find information from Propel on the Small Business Administration's Payroll Protection Program, Financial management & planning resources, along with additional financing options for nonprofits. 

Stay up-to-date with COVID-19 information throughout North Dakota. The state page includes links to information for businesses, health and safety regulations, unemployment, workforce safety, and much more. 
Afterschool Needs in ND amid COVID-19

The ND Afterschool Network remains committed to our mission of providing support and advocating for high-quality out-of-school time programming, resources and services for students PreK-12 across our state.

To help identify and remain responsive to the top needs for afterschool in ND at this time, please let us know how we can help you and complete the brief poll below:
Network Expands Use of Online Learning Courses

Due to the shift in the way afterschool programs are operating during the COVID crisis, the Network is increasing access to the online learning platform CypherWorx at no cost to out-of-school time programs across ND. 

We know that many programs are not currently serving students and using this time for staff professional development. Through CypherWorx, hundreds of courses are available, including a 54-course series of online training designed specifically for afterschool professionals.  Program managers are able to assign courses to staff, keep track of training records, and design courses specific to their programs. 

For more information and to access the platform,   contact Kristin Knorr.
Upcoming Trainings & Events
Navigating COVID-19 for Nonprofits
April 15 | Webinar
Nonprofit financial experts offer information and resources in this free webinar sponsored by the Wallace Foundation. Register here. 

COVID-19 Emergency Stimulus Packages: What it means for OST Programs
April 15 | Webinar
Hosted by the National Summer Learning Association, this webinar will cover the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides  k-12 education with $13.5 billion in flexible funds that can be used by SEAs and LEAs on a wide range of activities, including afterschool and summer learning programs. Register here. 

Communicating about Developmental Relationships: Two-part Webinar Series
April 15 & 22 | Webinar
Hear from Search Institute and FrameWorks Institute to learn how to communicate more effectively about developmental relationships. Register here. 

CASEL Cares: Let's Listen to Our Young People: What Support Do They Need?
April 17 | Webinar
Are adults providing students what they need during this crisis? Join CASEL for a discussion around what kinds of social and emotional support students say they need from educators. Register here. 

Jill Jackson: Free Coaching Webinar
April 23 | Webinar
How to find purpose and take action as an instructional coach when you aren't seeing teachers face-to-face. Register here.

Propel Nonprofits: Financial Planning in Uncertain Times
April 29 | Webinar
This free webinar will provide information about financial planning for nonprofits, including approaches critical to organizational decision making and tools to assist in uncertain times.  Register here. 

Shaping Summertime Experiences: Aligning Practice to Recommendations 
May 1 | Webinar
The Forum for Youth Investment is hosting a free webinar around summer learning programs and will cover actions you can take even as we consider the uncertainty of what lies ahead this summer. Register here. 

2020 ND Out-of-School Time Conference
July 28 - 29 | Fargo
Registration currently ON HOLD due to COVID-19.
Kristin Knorr
ND Afterschool Network Lead