TRAINING

The Connecticut After School Network is the premier provider of professional development for those who work in the after school and summer programs in Connecticut. From orientation training for high school students working with younger students, workshops for front-line staff, supervisors, and program managers, all the way to strategic planning retreats for board members, the Network is the place to turn for all your training needs.

We provide statewide conferences, regional trainings, on-site trainings, seminar series, regional leadership and networking opportunities, webinars, conference calls, consultation, keynotes, technical assistance, mentoring, meeting facilitation, executive director coaching, and board retreats. Whatever type of training you need, at whatever level, we either provide it or can connect you with someone who does. Check out our Training & Tools section for the details.

For more information email Ken Anthony or call 860-730-2942.


ADVOCACY

The Connecticut After School Network is the voice of the after school movement in our state, representing the children, youth, families, programs, and professionals at the statehouse and beyond. But we don’t do this alone. While we coordinate messages and facilitate the Advocacy Task Force, our advocacy agenda is developed by all of us, in the true spirit of partnership.

Our work is guided by the collaborative document released in 2013: Supporting Student Success in Connecticut: A Blueprint for Expanded Learning Opportunities. Check out our Get Involved section for the details.

For more information email Michelle Doucette Cunningham or call 860-730-2941.


CONNECTIONS

The Connecticut After School Network is proud to work closely with many national organizations that share our goals. We are a state affiliate of the National AfterSchool Association, the membership association for professionals who work with children and youth in diverse school and community-based settings to provide a wide variety of extended learning opportunities and care during out-of-school hours.

As part of the National Statewide Afterschool Networks we are one of 46 states funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and we actively work to support our colleagues in other states to continue building a national movement for learning beyond the traditional classroom.

For more information email Michelle Doucette Cunningham or call 860-730-2941.