The Afterschool for All Technical Assistance Collaborative is a collective effort by Youth Worker: Collective, Be the Change Consulting, and Playworks to offer high quality professional development to the after-school field.
Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.
– Paulo Freire
We believe in the power of experiential learning, hands-on exploration, and creative questioning to discover ways to improve ourselves and our programs, to ultimately create high quality programming for youth.
The AFATAC: Leadership Tracks offerings include 3 learning tracks to explore, grow, share and exchange ideas and strategies to create high quality learning experiences for youth and staff in out of school programs.
Front-Line Staff Learning Academy
Learning Circles for Site Coordinators
“For learning to take place with any kind of efficiency students must be motivated. To be motivated, they must become interested. And they become interested when they are actively working on projects which they can relate to their values and goals in life.”
– Gus Tuberville, President, William Penn College
Learning Circles for Site Coordinators will offer provide participants the opportunity to learn and grow together. This series will highlight best-practices in the field of youth work, and spotlight leaders with a vision for change and a thirst for knowledge.