Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Youth development emergency relief fund

| March 31, 2020
 
The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is celebrating
30 years of serving Arizona’s youth program providers.
 
 
 
Youth Development Emergency Relief Fund / AZ Gives Day
 
 
On Tuesday, April 7 we are throwing a virtual party for AzCASE’s 30th Anniversary celebration with free resources for all during our participation in Arizona Gives Day, an annual day of virtual giving for Arizona nonprofits
 
AzCASE has established The Youth Development Emergency Relief Fund to support out-of-school time programs across the state as they respond to the impact of COVID-19 within our community. One hundred percent of contributions to this fund will be distributed to programs in need.  
 
All funds raised on our behalf during Arizona Gives Day will go towards the Youth Development Emergency Relief Fund
 
 
 
COVID-19 Resources
 
AzCASE wants to help programs prepare for potential disruptions due to the spread of COVID 19. Governor Ducey has declared a state of emergency in the state of Arizona.
 
You can take precautions to decrease the spread of viruses and help keep kids safe. Afterschool programs, like schools, are important facets of the community and must understand the risk and properly prepare in order to keep students and staff safe.
 
 
The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is issuing this survey to better understand the impact the COVID-19 outbreak has had on afterschool programs and other youth serving institutions.
 
If you are facing financial and/or health impacts from the spread of the coronavirus, up to and including the closure of your program, please share your story here.
The more we know, the more we can communicate with state policymakers about what’s happening and what’s needed to protect our state’s critical out-of-school time infrastructure.
 
Please take a few minutes to enter your responses.
 
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. 
 
 
2020 Awards of Excellence
Deadline: April 15, 2020
 
Now more than ever it is important to recognize those who support Arizona’s youth through innovative, high quality intentional programming.
 
Please take a moment to nominate your program or favorite OST professional.
 
Arizona Quality Out-of-School Time Programs
 
 
There is widespread agreement that while out-of-school time programs can be strong tools for youth development, this is only the case when these programs are of high quality. Quality programs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There is no one program, style, curriculum, or method that meets the needs of all youth. Rather, a quality program is one that is a living organism, growing and adapting to meet the needs of all youth. Learn about the Arizona Continuous Quality Improvement Process for out-of-school time programs on our website here.
 
 
Need help or have questions about the Arizona Quality Standards? Just give us a call! 602.734.5434
 
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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence
 
 

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