Download all of the lessons (364KB) 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
Go to Lesson 1 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
Go to Lesson 2 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
Go to Lesson 3 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
Assessment tracking sheets and kits
Go to Lesson 4 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
Go to Lesson 5 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.
Requirements and eligibility information
Sample grant applications
Go to Lesson 6 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
Go to Lesson 7 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.
Ideas for participation through showcases and celebrations
Branding 101 presentation
Go to Lesson 8