September 2020
DALLAS AFTERSCHOOL NEWS
BACK TO SCHOOL -
FALL KICK OFF SERIES
Our Fall Kick-off Series for out-of-school time (OST) professionals is off to a great start! Last week we hosted a full week packed with training sessions on Best Practices for Virtual Programming. Next week, we will offer a training series based on Socially Distanced Programming featuring daily session topics like Age Appropriate Activities, Behavior Guidance, Social Emotional Learning, and more.

Training sessions are provided free of charge to current Dallas Afterschool partners. Non-partners may register and attend for a small fee.
VIRTUAL AFTERSCHOOL
Back in June, we kicked off a virtual afterschool pilot for middle school students at For Oak Cliff. Participating teens created their own logo and named the new program BOOM DAS-IT (Building Opportunities & Opening Minds Dallas AfterSchool Innovative Teens).

Despite social distancing, students engaged with one another virtually, participated in weekly challenges, and used creative expression activities to help cope with challenges brought on by COVID-19. Best of all, students had a great time! Check out this video created by the students.

We look forward to expanding on this success this fall!
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
Christina K. Hanger
It's September and students are back in school...well sort of. While we all adjust to masks and social distancing in school, it's important to realize how far we've come. I'm pleased to share Dallas Afterschool's latest Impact Report which includes a special page outlining the results of our initial COVID-19 response.

Thank you for your support as we work to build a new future for out-of-school time and a brighter future for the students we serve.
UNITED WAY HAS NEW GOALS FOR 2030
Dallas Afterschool is excited to be a key supporter of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas' new "Aspire United 2030 goals". Together, we can build a thriving community.

Join us by signing on and showing your support today! 
INVEST IN THEIR FUTURE
North Texas Giving Day is coming up on September 17th. A gift to Dallas Afterschool on this special day can help ensure EVERY CHILD in Dallas has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Early giving is now open!