Program Resources

The Innoventure program, which comes out of the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University, is a free, ever-growing library of grade-appropriate activity books, animated videos and hands-on classroom projects that introduces elementary students to entrepreneurship, teamwork, communication and other key skills they need in the classroom and beyond. For more information and how to participate, visit the Innoventure Website

United Way Out-of-School Time Toolkit
United Way believes that an educated citizenry that has the skills needed for the evolving workforce is the foundation of a strong, globally competitive economy.  Yet, too many students still fail to graduate high school on time.  To address this challenge, United Way has set an ambitious national education goal of cutting the dropout rate in half by the year 2018 and is mobilizing individuals, communities, and organizations across America to work collectively so that more students graduate high school prepared for college and career. Read More

110 Marketing Tools
From the Step Up for Quality Fall into Place Conference 2013 - 110 Marketing Tips for School-Age Care Providers. Download PDF

Chamber of Commerce Guide to Starting a Non-profit
Nonprofit organizations or NPOs are institutions that are created to offer a service or public social benefit instead of generating profit for their founders. Therefore, nonprofits aim to improve the overall quality of life for the community or the natural world. All profit made by nonprofit organizations should benefit the organization’s mission instead of enriching stakeholders which is how for-profit companies work. Access the guide.

Comprehensive Summer Learning Guide Now Available
With the new Summer Learning and Wellness Resource Guide, you may now plan ahead for the next summer's learning programs. This resource, featuring previously published articles, a planning timeline, case studies are more, provides guiding tools for school boards to facilitate educational learning opportunities.

To access the guide, click here or Download PDF

Expanding Minds and Opportunities
The Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project connects you with research, resources and best practices for building affordable and sustainable approaches to expandinglearning in your community. Read More

SNAP ED Interventions Toolkit
SNAP-Ed Strategies and Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States Evidence-based Policy and Environmental Change in Child Care, School, Community, and Family Settings (24 July 2013). Download PDF

  • Talking to your school district’s Nutrition Services Department
  • The Child and Adult Care Food Program provides federal funds to serve meals to children and youth during after school hours throughout the school year. Also referred to as the “After School Supper Program,”
  • The meal can be served at any time during the after school program
  • Meals can be served on Saturdays and school holidays within the regular school year
  • Programs can: 1) upgrade snacks to a more substantial meal, or 2) serve a meal in addition to a snack
  • Meals cannot be provided in the summer, except in schools operating on a year-round schedule

This two-page fact sheet gives you basics of the new CACFP Meal Program and provides tips for getting your school district’s Food Services Department to be your program sponsor – the easiest way to get up and running

TASC ExpandED Schools Toolkit
Is your district ready to ExpandED? A System-Level Readiness Tool

ExpandED Schools aim to expand the learning day to at least 1,600 learning hours per year for all students in a school. A blended staff of teachers, community educators, teaching artists and instructional specialists work collaboratively to personalize learning and to engage students. Students receive nutritious meals daily and families are encouraged to engage actively in the education of their children. Download PDF

The National Collaboration for Youth
The National Collaboration for Youth has recently released a series of after school toolkits, titled, "Partnerships for After-School Success." The toolkits provide research supporting the need for school-CBO partnerships; successful strategies for creating and sustaining partnerships; and checklists and tools. The toolkits, which range from 1 to 3 pages, are web-based only. Read More


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The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) brings together policymakers, educators, childcare providers, youth development workers, and other stakeholders interested in ensuring positive youth development opportunities and outcomes through out-of-school time programs.

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