Overview: PASA Lessons at a Glance
A successful city program offers this guide to creating a full-time-learning system in your area.
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Lesson 1: Developing Relationships
Forming relationships with members of the community, all of whom are focused on championing youth, is the cornerstone of making an after-school system work. Learn how to build a core group.
- Tips on whom to involve
- The role of the intermediary
- PASA history
Lesson 2: Resources and Funding
Learn how you can obtain funding for after-school programs from private and public markets, modeled after PASA.
- Breakdown of grants and resources for PASA
- Ideas for funding and resources
Lesson 3: Developing Standards
Standards set forth the direction of after-school programs. Learn how to build a set of standards, which will serve as a guide to funding, assessment, and program development.
- Outline of PASA's standards
- Standards covering five key areas of after-school programs
- Avenues for getting started
Lesson 4: Student Assessment and Tracking
After-school programs require constant quality improvements to adapt to youth needs. Learn ways to assess community campuses so they're fresh to youth and to funders.
- Techniques for quality improvements
- Data-tracking tool
- Assessment tracking sheets and kits
Lesson 5: Organization and Staffing
Building a citywide network of schools and communities takes an enormous amount of organization – from the school to the community to the citywide level. See how the PASA staff and representative bodies are structured.
- Organizational flow chart
- Descriptions of staff-member roles and responsibilities
- Structure of planning and operations committees
Lesson 6: Grant Distribution
After-school program providers operate through grants. Learn the different types of grants and ways in which PASA and its partners allocate them to eligible program providers.
- Grant types
- Requirements and eligibility information
- Sample grant applications
Lesson 7: Programs and Logistics
Get a taste of the procedures and logistics behind running an AfterZone, including transportation, orientation, and scheduling. This part of the tutorial focuses on details.
- An in-depth look at the programs
- Registration, orientation, and scheduling
- Day-to-day happenings plus lots of supplemental documents
Lesson 8: Branding
Youth continue to participate in AfterZones largely due to the success of the AfterZone brand identity. Learn how to market after-school programs that engage youth.
- Branding techniques
- Ideas for participation through showcases and celebrations
- Branding 101 presentation