February 2017
Helping you make afterschool better!

Applications Available: Literacy Cohort 

Dallas Afterschool is now accepting applications for sites interested in participating in a literacy intervention cohort. The goal of this cohort is to provide program staff with training from literacy professionals on how to design and deliver effective practices that can be implemented "on the ground" as well as selecting the right curriculum for your site. Please return the application by 02/24.


Join us for the launch of walkSTEM, a guided math walk through the Dallas Arts District!  These free walks are designed specifically to engage elementary and middle school-aged children and their families in learning how math is a relevant and dynamic part of our everyday surroundings.

We will kick off our initiative with a Pi Day Math Festival at Sammons Park at the AT&T Performing Arts Center from 10am - 1pm.

The festival will showcase the many ways in which math impacts our world - in art, in nature, in science and more. The 45 minute walks will leave from the festival throughout the event. Please register for your walk in advance. Open to families with kids of all ages, teachers, and interested grown-ups! 

Build Your Own [Sweet] Business Model  

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We have Lemonade Day is a FREE educational program for children which teaches business and entrepreneurial skills using a lemonade stand. Using our curriculum, children learn to set goals, plan all aspects of a business, then put planning to action. On Saturday May 6th, 2017, our city- wide Lemonade Day, participating kids will open and run their very own businesses- lemonade stands- all across the Greater Dallas area. In addition to teaching financial literacy and business knowledge, children gain life skills and confidence, and realize their own ability to set and reach goals.

To register visit: dallas.lemonadeday.org
Questions?- Contact Tiffany Rubi, Executive Director (214) 213- 4137 


 The Dallas Magic Academy is a one of a kind program that teaches life skills cleverly disguised as magic classes. Dal Sanders, lead magician, offers non-profit pricing for his 8 wk. course complete with a preformance at the end. Click here to learn more about Dallas Magic Academy or info@DallasMagicAcademy.com
Expanded Learning Opportunity Lobby Day

The After the Bell Team participated in the Expanded Learning Opportunity Lobby Day on January 23rd. This is an annual event hosted by TxPOST to bring together advocates for Out of School Time Programming from across the state to meet with legislators. We had the opportunity to meet with the offices of Rep. Rafael Anchia (District 103), Sen. Royce West (District 23), Rep. Diego Bernal (District 123), and Rep. Jason Isaac's (District 45). Our team was also joined by a group of students who participate in afterschool programs. 

 Source: ChildTrends


Have you ever wondered how teen pregnancy rates have changed since the '90s, or how children's participation in arts programming affects their self-esteem? ChildTrends is a nonprofit research organization focused on youth and manages a databank of over 120 indicators of child well-being. These indicators span topics such as child welfare, health, poverty and inequality, and social-emotional learning. If the databank graphs spark your interest, ChildTrends also publishes frequent reports on current studies in the field for each topic. 
Communities in Schools
Janice certification

Dallas Afterschool would like to congratulate Communities in Schools- Shadow Brook, Sleepy Hollow and Peters Colony for their ongoing commitment to quality. Their dedication to continual improvement and hard work within the PQI Process over the last five years has led to their recent certification. We appreciate all the efforts they make to be a high quality program and a great partner. 
 Have You Met St. Vincent de Paul? 

Study Time is an after-school tutoring and mentoring program where students from grades K-8 gather for a nutritious snack and individual mentoring with their homework, reading, writing and math skills. Click here to learn more about this great organization. 
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