Registration Open for Mind the Gap Spring Conference April 17th & 18th

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ORAEYC & OregonASK present their annual joint conference on April 17 & 18 at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany. Join us in our quest to “Mind the Gaps” in our system to better serve children & families in our community. We are all in this together to build collaborative systems & partnerships that help ensure no child falls through the cracks. Whether the gap is between school years, providers and parents, or youth themselves – let’s start bridging the opportunity together. There will be school-age specific options and 2 whole days of workshop options provided by Kids Included Together, nationally renowned inclusion experts. Make sure to take a look at the Conference Brochure to be able to pick your sessions during registration. Register Now for $100/day.

The State of Access & Equity of Afterschool in Oregon Report


It is finally here, the full report summarizing the last 2 years of work on our Afterschool Access & Equity Research project. The full report can be found HERE or take a look at the one page summary of benefits and barriers noted by programs, parents and youth throughout Oregon. OregonASK was excited to be down in Salem today sharing this valuable data with legislators in hopes of recognizing what a key role expanded learning plays within the systems and supports for education, youth, and families.

If you were 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. You can find out more about theAccess & Equity research project here or contact us at for specific results questions.

Check out all of our Afterschool Quality Program Videos and our Working Together video that helps tell the story of why we are in this together!

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.

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!

Welcome to the OregonASK website! Resources you’re looking for may have moved or may not be available online at this time. If there is something specific you’re looking for but can not find contact us here and we will do our best to find it for you.