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Beyond the Bell

Are you new to the after school field and expanded learning?  Maybe you want to make big or small changes to your existing program.  Beyond the Bell will help you!This guide is meant to be used by program leaders from both community-based and school-based programs to help you through all the challenges of starting and running a program.  The Fourth Edition is updated to reflect changes in research and in the field from practitioners like you.  It can be a resource you can turn to again and again as your program grows and changes to reflect youth participants, your community and your own leadership.

Network members can borrow a copy from the Network Resource Library by contacting Marla Berrios at (203) 483-9757 or emailing her at For your convenience, pre-paid return envelopes are included with your library selection.