Join  us on January 15th in Salem for our annual Afterschool & Summer Learning Day at the Capitol 2020

Day @ Capitol 2020We will be sharing information from our Afterschool Access & Equity Research project, including recommendations for providing more targeted programs and support to meet the needs of our evolving state. We hope that many of you will be able to join us in person and RSVP here to let us know how you are able to participate.

If you are not able to join in person, you can still help amplify our voices by making an appointment to meet with your legislators in your district, send a letter/email, or even invite them to visit your program. Find more resources here or reach out to contact OregonASK staff  with questions. We hope to see you there!


Thank you to everyone who is Working Together to support quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities!

Check out our most recent video debuted at the Oregon Afterschool Conference on November 2nd, depicting what it means to work together for Afterschool.

Click Here for more information and resources from our 2019 Oregon Afterschool Conference. OregonASK is working to build awareness and shared language around quality expanded learning. We are working with partners around the state to demonstrate the work being done to build more opportunities for youth across the state. If you are interested in learning more about our Quest for Quality Afterschool Campaign and videos documenting quality afterschool across Oregon, check them out HERE or learn more about how we define the components of Quality in Afterschool & Summer Learning.


Afterschool Access & Equity Survey

STC Ideas for project 1In response to a growing need, and as part of our Opportunity Grant, OregonASK set out to collect information from across the state that would help identify barriers to accessing afterschool programs as well as equitable practices within the field. We have been collecting data about the world of afterschool in Oregon for over a decade and know the importance of hearing from the field, parents, and youth about the challenges faced every day. This survey collection started in spring of 2018, followed by focus  groups throughout the fall and spring 2019, in hopes of identifying where gaps in service may exist to be able to effectively advocate for more funding and resources to support quality expanded learning opportunities for all youth in Oregon.

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We have an Interim Report showing some of our initial findings from 2018-19 collection. Our full and final report will be unveiled January 2020 to be able to share with partners, stakeholders, champions and policy makers as we recognize the gaps and opportunities within afterschool. Find out more about the Access & Equity research project here or contact us at survey@oregonask.org for specific results questions.


Out-of-School Time Tools for Partnering to build SEL within and beyond the school day

If you are looking for resources to build your Social-Emotional learning strategies and partnerships, make sure to check out some of these provided by CASEL Schoolwide Guide to SEL. Resources provided include categories on building awareness & ownership, creating a plan, strengthening adult SEL, supporting student SEL, and incorporating within continuous improvement process.

Looking for something else? Check out more of the research and reports outlining exemplary practices and Oregon’s landscape HERE.


What do you know about OregonASK’s partners?

OregonASK is built on partnership- from the local to national networks we are members of- we know that collaboration and connection are the basis of community and the best way to support children. Learn more about OregonASK’s partners on our partners page– including how you can get involved!


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