Set Sail!
September 2019
New Content on Y4Y!

Human Resources Course
This extension to the Managing Your 21 st CCLC Program course offers implementation strategies, training tips and tools for program directors, site coordinators and their key staff. Learn nine strategies to build a human resources plan and a strong staff, prepare practitioners for their roles, and retain high-quality staff members.

Developing and Implementing a Safety Plan Click & Go
Program and site leaders can use the mini-lesson, podcasts and tools to make sure their 21stCCLC program has an emergency plan in place, trains staff to implement the plan, informs families about procedures, and supports students' physical and emotional safety.

Set Sail!
A new school year is underway and you've hit your cruising speed of 100 knots. Will your 21st CCLC program be able to fight the prevailing winds  and stay true to its mission, goals and expectations? The waters may be choppy, but with help from veteran program director Johanna Friedel, we're handing novice navigators a compass. Once you have your sea legs, you'll have the confidence to be an explorer through project-based learning.
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Community, Unity and Tradition: Engaging Families in Multicultural Environments Webinar
This Showcase webinar will feature 21st  CCLC programs that have successfully implemented strategies for engaging families from different cultural backgrounds. Register now t o attend the program live on Sept. 17 at 1-2:30 p.m. ET.

College and Career Readiness Webinar
Whether you serve elementary, middle or high school students, you can start building college and career readiness through hands-on activities. Register separately for parts 1 and 2, to be held Sept. 24 and 28 at 1-2:30 p.m. ET. Learn more and register now.

Tech Tip: Bookmark It!

For quick and easy access to Y4Y archived webinars, Click & Go's, and other resources, sign in and bookmark the  Y4Y site or keep a Y4Y tab open in a browser on your mobile device.  
Creative Program Ideas
  • October: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Be smart about cyber safety with these toolkits from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • October 4: Ship in a Bottle Day celebrates the centuries-old skill of creating a miniature, fully rigged ship that sits magically inside a glass bottle. Sailors once made these ships to pass the time on long voyages. Can students guess how? Show them the magic final step. You can find full instructions online if they want to try it themselves!
  • October 13: On this day in 1776, the U.S. Navy was established by an act of Congress. Here's a place to learn about the modern fleet. 
  • October 14: Columbus Day. Learn what forensic archeologists discovered about the collapse of the town Columbus and his crew established.
  • October 16: Dictionary Day. Thumb through a good old paper dictionary and learn a new word today!
  • Deadline November 1: Name NASA's Mars 2020 Rover. K-12 students are invited to name the next Mars Rover. Get their creative juices flowing! 
State Coordinators Corner

As the new school year leaves the harbor, remember: Y4Y's free technical assistance services include customized on-site trainings. To make sure Y4Y can accommodate your request, be sure to assess your upcoming needs and request Y4Y support as soon as possible. Hot topics include financial literacy and building strategic partnerships. More topics are on the blue horizon.
Featured Download  

The 21st CCLC Summer Symposium, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, was held on July 17-18 in Washington, D.C. Links to downloads and video presentations are available on the Y4Y Conferences page.
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