Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET

This webinar will focus on two new white papers: Afterschool and Workforce: Opportunities for System-Level Engagement, released by the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) and Building Workforce Skills in Afterschool, released by Afterschool Alliance. Both publications examine how afterschool and summer learning can help more youth develop the competencies desired by employers.


Employability skills like communication and critical thinking are among the most desired by employers, but evidence suggests a gap in those skills among young workers. To address this gap, the afterschool sector is finding ways to provide high quality skill-building experiences outside of the classroom to create stronger connections to the labor market.


Betsy Brand, Executive Director, American Youth Policy Forum


• Carinne Deeds, Director, 2-Gen/Financial Stability, United Way for Greater Austin

• Carl Dasse, Community System Administrator for the Children’s Services Council of Broward County, Florida

• Nikki Yamashiro, Director of Research, Afterschool Alliance

• Hayley Tompkins, M.Ed., Program Executive, Minneapolis Beacons Network