As part of our commitment to improve afterschool programs in Denver, the Denver Afterschool Alliance connects to resources that will assist in growing a quality afterschool program. This section includes a variety of resources that highlight important topics to the afterschool field. If there are other resources that you feel would be valuable to share with others, please email them to Maxine Quintana at Maxine.Quintana@denvergov.org.
Assessing Peer Conflict and Aggressive Behaviors: A Guide for Out-of-School Time Program Practitioners (PDF)
This publication helps program staff identify causes, types, and effects of peer conflict and aggressive behaviors, provides information on how to assess the prevalence of such behaviors, and discusses ways to promote positive peer conflict resolution techniques.
This site is designed to support the important work and play that happens in an afterschool program. The focus of this site is on learning and professional development, for every staff member at every level of the program. The learning experiences, tools, resources and contacts on this website come from afterschool experts, education researchers and people at real afterschool programs.
A popular PBS Kids show and its corresponding website includes hands-on challenges, concept animations and videos that teach 9-12 year-olds about engineering design. Step-by-step instructions for challenges are available in both English and Spanish. This site also features online educator training in the design process, along with resources on training others in leading engineering activities.
Retaining and Developing High Potential Talent (PDF)
This toolkit developed by The National Human Services Assembly, offers best practices information and mini‐cases regarding: Onboarding; Employee Mentoring; and Succession Planning.