National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Resource Library
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The NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time.

Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool and Expanded Learning Programs

This is an online toolkit for program leaders who want to start or improve an afterschool program. It includes 96 ready-to-use tools that include practical tips and Voices from the Field. For example, there are tools on hiring, conducting a needs assessment, logic model planning, and activity ideas like creating a warm and welcoming environment and homework help. 

Related Topics: 
School & Community Partnerships
Family and Community Engagement
Professional Development
Program Design and Management
Recruitment and retention
Program planning and development
Publisher: 
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Author: 
Beyond the Bell
Length: 
96 tools of a few pages each
Publication Date: 
2014