Online Professional Learning and
Technical Assistance for
21st Century Community Learning Centers


July 13, 2023

When every adult in a child’s life works together and uses evidence-based practices to achieve important outcomes, that’s camaraderie at its finest! Y4Y’s newest Click & Go, Multitiered Systems of Support (MTSS), will equip you and your program staff with practical skills and knowledge about using MTSS as you join forces with the school and/or school district to support success for all students. Let’s take a stroll down the yellow brick road for a glimpse of what you’ll see on your journey. 

Hello, Yellow Brick Road 

The MTSS Click & Go comes equipped with a mini-lesson that delves into what it means to use the MTSS framework. MTSS is all about increasing students’ social, emotional, and mental well-being and promoting engagement and academic success. Here are some key takeaways: 

  • It’s important for school-day and out-of-school time staff to work together, using student-centered interventions and services. For example: 
    • Use experiential or “hands-on” learning. 
    • Offer activities in small groups. 
    • Provide students with access to various forms of media. 

Coordinated efforts to provide experiences like these can help students process academic content and learn new skills. 

  • The MTSS framework makes sure every student gets intentional screening and planning of individualized services and interventions: 
    • The framework includes tiered supports from the school day and your program. 
    • There’s a process for screening students at each tier. 
    • A data-based process guides instruction and interventions. 

Here’s the good news: You don’t have to start from scratch. Understanding and using the MTSS framework will help you align your existing support services with school-day goals so the whole child is supported every step of the way. 

Podcasts and Resources and Tools, Oh My! 

Everyone has a different approach to learning and implementing new strategies, and Y4Y knows this! That’s why this Click & Go is packed with four podcasts, eight fully customizable tools, and a whole slew of external resources, all dedicated to helping you fit the MTSS framework into your program. Along with some ruby slippers (not included — sorry!), here are a few tools that will guide you toward the Emerald City: 

Trying to think about how every child can be best supported may seem overwhelming. However, you don’t have to do it all on your own. When your program uses a framework that prioritizes well-being, coordinates interventions, and incorporates evidence-based practices every step of the way, the lift becomes a whole lot easier, and every child will feel supported! 


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