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Click2Science is an online professional development tool for out of school time providers. The site focuses on STEM.

Teachable Moments aims to encourage critical thinking on issues of the day and foster a positive classroom environment.

Nebraska Loves our Public Schools: This site promotes public schools from across the state. They hope to instill pride in Nebraska's public schools. Using short clips, they feature different programs from across the state, sharing programs that are producing positive results within the community.  

Nebraska Career Connections: This site has information for middle school and high school students, college students and adult learners including: connecting interest with possible careers, college searches and applications, scholarship information, resume building and much more. Parents and educators can get on, help students and track their progress.

Text Message Codes publishes a resource guide enabling young readers and writers to find new reading material and sources of inspiration for writing. The site also provides parents and teachers with strategies to help get youth excited about reading. 

After School Treats is an online tool dedicated to providing creative and challenging learning activities for after school programs. This organization offers curriculum, lesson plans, and activities that focus on ideas for healthy snacks and exercise.

The How to Smile website is a great resource for anyone looking to improve their STEM programs. The site contains activities, games and demonstrations that increase interest in STEM fields and provides hands-on learning perfect for non-classroom settings. 

The Promising Practices in After School list serve is an excellent way to stay connected to individuals working in after school across the country and share ideas, information and successful practices.

Resources on After School is an online tool featuring selected resources in the areas of:  research and evaluation, promising practices, professional development, public awareness and communications, policy and financing in after school.

For more than a decade, The Wallace Foundation has invested in innovative practices and knowledge gathering efforts to deliver enriching opportunities to youth.

The mission of the National Institute on Out of School Time, based at Wellesley College, is to ensure that all children, youth, and families have access to high quality programs, activities, and opportunities during non-school hours.

The Harvard Family Research Project strives to increase the effectiveness of public and private organizations and communities as they promote child development, student achievement, healthy family functioning, and community development.

The Forum for Youth Investment provides youth and adult leaders with the information, technical assistance, training, network support and partnership opportunities needed to increase the quality and quantity of youth investment and youth involvement.

Think:Kids is a program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital that trains adults in a revolutionary new way of helping kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

Ready Set Learn! is an internet site promoting optimism, persistence, and resilience in children. This site helps develop the skills preschoolers need to get started on a livelong love of learning. stickK empowers you to better your lifestyle. They offer you the opportunity, through 'Commitment Contracts', to show to yourself and others the value you put on achieving your goals.

Scholastic Professional Development Program: This is a literacy based professional development training program that is beneficial for all after school program providers.

FosterEd Connect: If you have questions about programmatic issues with education laws that impact children and youth in the foster care system, please consider posting a question on FosterEd Connect. This free resource is staffed by a panel of education experts. was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 12 Federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth. The IWGYP promotes the goal of positive, healthy outcomes for

A Thin Line provides insight and information on the topic of cyberbullying as well as tips and methods for how to combat this new emerging type of harassment.

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

America's Promise Alliance is a partnership of corporations, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and advocacy groups that are passionate about improving lives and changing outcomes for children. Their focus includes curbing the nation's dropout rate while preparing the student for college, work and life, and advocating support for their five promises (Caring adults, Safe Place, A Heathly Start, An Effective Education and Opportunities to Help Others).  Their website contains many helpful resources including studies and reports, grant information, and other materials.

The National League of Cities: works with government officials and their community partners from across the country to build better communities. As part of this, they provide resources on improving afterschool programs citywide.

the Afterschool Alliance provides numerous resources for after school providers. This site contains information on working with youth, finding funding, statistics on after school programs, ways to promote after school programs and ways to get involved nationally.

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation: This foundation works to support the health and development of children of all ages. Also check out the Beyond School Bells site.  

News and information

  • 2015 Summer Resource Guide Now Available

    2015-06-15 21:00:00

    The Greater Omaha Afterschool Alliance (GOASA) 2015 Summer Resource Guide is now available. The Summer Resource Guide is a great tool to research summer activities offered by Omaha area organizations.  No matter the grade level, there are plenty of ...

  • Welcome to our re-designed website

    2015-01-29 09:49:09

      This site provides resources and information relevant to out-of-school time programs and youth development providers. You can sign up via this site to receive email notifications about upcoming professional development opportunities, grant opp ...