A national virtual event on the power of local intermediaries

Now more than ever, we need connections and solutions. Planted in a new remote reality, afterschool champions across the country are facing a host of unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19 for which there is no playbook or script. With urgency, local afterschool organizations have mobilized like never before to support young people as school and afterschool programs closed.

Intermediaries are demonstrating their distinct powers to understand the needs of children and youth and work with policymakers and funders on redefining a new normal. As communities emerge from this crisis, local intermediaries are poised to bring their communities together to redefine what education and youth development looks like to ensure equity and access to open opportunities for young people.

Join us on June 4th in a conversation on how we can all reimagine afterschool that engages, protects and propels youth – and connects schools and communities in new ways.

I. State of our Communities. A discussion on the challenges we are facing, our hopes for our communities, and how local intermediaries provide a critical lifeline to support afterschool.

II. Breakout Sessions: How Local Intermediaries Advance Solutions

Reimagining Learning. How do we reimagine learning and youth development and impart arts, hands-on learning, and recreation in dynamic ways? 

Supporting Providers and Youth Workers. How do we protect and support the afterschool workforce?

Partnerships. In what ways can school districts and community organizations partner to meet the social and emotional needs of young people?

Racial Equity. How do we center racial equity in our response effort and mitigate the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on communities of color?

III. A Conversation on Cities Moving Forward 
The world that emerges after this once in a century pandemic won’t be the same. What will it look like and what will we cherish? We’ll discuss how afterschool intermediaries can play a major role in shaping cities of learning now and in a post-COVID-19 world.  

For more information on Every Hour Counts and how our network is responding to COVID-19, please visit: We're All Connected: Afterschool Intermediary Resources to Navigate COVID-19 .