Fall Back Into School With the Scoop From Dallas Afterschool!
September 2015
Helping you make afterschool better!
Importance of Measuring SEL in Your Program
Once you’ve started implementing SEL programming, how do you know if your intention is actually serving its ultimate purpose of reaching and developing kids? Click here for further reading.

Want the full Scoop? Read Part One, Two, and Three
U.S. Military Service Member, Father, and Author

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Tomorrow is POW/MIA Recognition Day.
September’s Book of the Month selection is Why is Dad so Mad? written by retired Sergeant, Seth Kastle.

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Why is Dad so Mad? is a prime choice for military families with young children who may struggle with the complexities of post traumatic stress disorder or why their loved ones occasionally act so mad.This book also serves as an exemplary model of contemporary social and emotional literature. 
Frazier Revitalization, Students for the Day! 
 Jasmine Hillman shared her experience training Frazier staff as they prepare for a new school year. Click here for a glimpse inside two days in the life of a Dallas Afterschool Quality Advisor and how inspiration can run both ways.

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Get Your School Year Off to a Safe Start
The new school year is here! Dallas Afterschool knows that it’s a busy time and you have a lot on your to-do list. That being said, one thing at the top of the list of your planning efforts should be safety.

Click here to share our updated Safety Checklist.


Through the generous support of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and Fluor, Dallas Afterschool is expanding Wonder Kits to inspire more children during out of school time with hands-on learning opportunities.
Formally known as Activity Boxes, these kits are available for partners to check out at any time. E-mail Mallory Nuñez, Manager of Program  for additional information.  

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Happy North Texas Giving Day 


North Texas Giving Day is the annual online giving event for the people of North Texas to come together and help make an impact on local non-profits by giving to the 16 county regions in North Texas. In just six years, North Texas Giving Day has helped raise more than $86 million for over 1,580 North Texas non-profits.

Dallas Afterschool would like to wish all of our partners a happy North Texas Giving Day and to announce an anonymous donor has graciously extended an offer to match all North Texas Giving Day donations for Dallas Afterschool, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. Consider doubling your impact by helping at-risk youth stay safe during out of school time by giving online and help us reach our $25,000 goal!

United Way Launches its 91st Annual Campaign
September 1st marked the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas kick off event led by FLUOR. This was a great opportunity to build relationships with our partners and volunteer friends. 
Thanks to Readers 2 Leaders, Girls Inc., Catholic Charities at Santa Clara, Heart House, Bank of Texas, Page Architecture,and JE Dunn Construction for an amazing day! 



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DISD Bond Election 2015 
In November, a Dallas ISD Bond will be on the ballot for voters to approve. Here, our friends from the Dallas Regional Chamber tell you how to learn more and help advocate on behalf of Dallas children.
Have You Met Jawad Ahmed?


Jawad Ahmed is the new Research Associate for Dallas Afterschool.
Here, he shares some of the initiatives he is involved in as well as some personal interests. 
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