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Online Professional Learning and
Technical Assistance for
21st Century Community Learning Centers

Professional Learning

The focus of Y4Y is on learning and professional development for every staff member at every level of 21st CCLC programs.

Select the icon and dive into all of the professional learning that Y4Y offers. Check your understanding after each course through short assessments and receive a certificate of completion; learn how to train your staff on any particular course; and, if you are short on time, review our Click & Go’s for quick learning on the go!

Technical Assistance

On-site and Virtual Technical Assistance: The Y4Y technical assistance (TA) Team can provide targeted on-site and virtual TA trainings to 21st CCLC programs in all states and territories, free of charge. Our TA covers all courses topics offered on Y4Y and more. For more about the topics, and information on how to request trainings, please visit our TA page.

Free Webinars: The Y4Y TA Team also has free virtual Showcases throughout the year on important and interesting topics relevant to 21st CCLC programs. The Showcases are broadcasted on the Y4Y site with free registration for all Y4Y users.

Free Resources

The Y4Y portal is filled with free resources for all of your 21st CCLC program needs. From checklists for supervisors and principals to STEM activity guides, it’s all there at your fingertips to help you reach your program and site goals. You will find resources that are featured in each course, as well as external links to lesson plans and research-based resources.

You can also explore a list of external drug and alcohol prevention resources, and conference materials where Y4Y sessions have been held.

Y4Y Click & Go!

The Y4Y Click & Go's are packed with 21st Century Technical Assistance where and when you need it.They are designed to help 21st CCLC leaders understand the primary components for planning, designing, and implementing program activities that are intentionally aligned to student need and ...Read more

2016 Summer Institute Highlights

Conferences, Summer, Webinars

The 2016 Summer Institute (July 19-21) offered participants the chance to learn about the U.S. Department of Education’s current focus areas for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) programs. Practitioners found plenty of ...

September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month

News

What were your favorite books as a child? Did you stay up late imagining the fantastical worlds of A Wrinkle in Time or Bridge to Terabithia? Did you scare yourself silly courtesy of Stephen King or Edgar Allen Poe? Maybe you laughed your ...