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Check out the latest issue of The Y4Y Insider, Farewell Isn't Forever. Also, listen to September's Voices From the Field interview, Opening Doors and Remembering Your Path, with Julie Daugherty.

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Quality Program Quickstarters, or QPQs, are self-paced learning modules you can do anywhere, anytime. Each module addresses an essential aspect of leading and managing a high-quality out-of-school time program. You can complete a module in about an hour and download a curated set of Y4Y tools and resources to help you implement what you learned. Take a look at our newest QPQs: Sustainability, Continuous Improvement, Engaging Families, and Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Staff. Other available QPQs are: Building Your Program Team, Community Asset Mapping, Conducting a Needs Assessment, Marketing and Outreach, and Intentional Activity Design.

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You for Youth (Y4Y) Site Update

About this website: The You for Youth (Y4Y) website was the U.S. Department of Education’s professional learning and technical assistance portal for 21st CCLC programs from 2012 to 2023. This website was archived in 2023 with the advent of the 21st CCLC National Technical Read more...

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Blog Posts

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Opening Doors and Remembering Your Path

Julie Smutko Daugherty, the previous editor of The Y4Y Insider and host of the Voices From the Field podcast, sat down with the current Insider editor, Cappella Santos-Brown, to reflect on what she wishes she’d known ... read more

Thursday, September 14, 2023

The Treasure Trove

Whenever I attend conferences and have the pleasure of speaking one-on-one with attendees, I always hear a variation of the same couple of phrases: “How am I just now hearing about Y4Y?!” or “My boss tells me to take ... read more

Professional Learning • Technical Assistance • Resources

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Professional Learning

  • For program leaders and staff at every level
  • Choose from a variety of formats, lengths and topics
  • Certificates of completion available for some offerings
  • Available 24/7 at no cost
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Technical Assistance

  • On-site or virtual — your schedule, your choice
  • Free and available to states and territories upon SEA request
  • Topics include those covered in Y4Y courses, among others
  • Quarterly Y4Y Showcase webinars on timely topics
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  • Time-saving customizable tools and templates
  • For staff trainers and for practitioners
  • Topical resource libraries and best practice kits
  • Selected links to useful external resources

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