Engaging With Community

Healing and Connection Series of Virtual Workshops


Relationships Are The Key

As we return to our schools, our relationships with other stakeholders is just as important as the relationship with our kids. Engaging with community is an important step in buiding those relationships and developing a high quality afterschool program. 


By engagement we are not just talking about sign in and sign out.  We are talking about developing an intentional plan to collaborate with parents, teachers, adminstrators, and others who have a stake in the growth and development of your students.


Volunteers working in community charity donation center., sorting out clothes and canned food.


 In this workshop, we examine how we connect to the community and learn strategies to strengthen those ties to better support our students and their families.

Staff will identify key stakeholders in student’s success from parents, and teachers, to other school staff, and develop strategies for building mutually beneficial relationships.

Series Courses

healing and Connection Series of Virtual Workshops

Each of these workshops can be delivered as stand alone content.  But for maximum effect, we recommend that you do them in the following order.  Starting from within with Self Care is Self Love and then expanding your healing circle to include the student you support and then the larger community. which includes all the stakeholders in your student’s future.

Self Care is Self Love

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Self Care is Self Love

Strategies for making sure staff members are taking care of their own trauma and issues before attempting to support others.
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Re-engage With Youth

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Re-Engaging With Youth

The current crisis has impacted student’s social and emotional health and capacity to learn. In this workshop, we develop strategies to support youth.
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  • Site Coordinators
  • Youth Leaders
  • Teaching Artists
  • Program leaders


K – 9th


K – 9th


Staff members receive hands on training designed to keep them engaged and actively participating.
Hands On
Staff members will have several opportunities to collaborate in small group and large group setting
Staff members will receive a study guide, resources and a survey at the end to assess impact.
Study Guide
Staff members will have a multimedia experience with music and video embedded throughout.

Quality Standards Addressed

The program provides a safe and nurturing environment that supports the developmental, social-emotional and physical needs of all students

Program design and activities reflect active, meaningful and engaging learning methods that promote
collaboration and expand student horizons.

The program maintains high expectations for all students, intentionally links program goals and curricula with 21st-century skills and provides activities to help students achieve mastery.

The program provides and supports intentional opportunities for students to play a meaningful role in
program design and implementation, and provides ongoing access to authentic leadership roles

The program promotes student well-being through opportunities to learn about and practice balanced
nutrition, physical activity and other healthy choices in an environment that supports a healthy life style.

The program creates an environment in which students experience values that embrace diversity and equity
regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, income level, national origin, physical ability, sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression.

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If you are eager to get your team started on the journey to becoming afterschool gurus, the time to start is now. Please use the button to automatically schedule a zoom or phone call.  We look forward to meeting you!