Better Together Information Hub

Better Together Information Hub

The American Youth Policy Forum has hosted a number of events following the Better Together Conference in Baltimore, MD. This site offers access to previous webinars, showcasing best practices and tools available to afterschool system-builders.


September 16, 2013

Leveraging National Opportunities to Support Local System Building

This webinar showcased new opportunities that can help attendees engage others within your community to support your afterschool systems building efforts.  The event was geared specifically to cities who attended the “Better Together: Building Local Systems to Improve Afterschool”

December 17, 2013

Better Together Case Clinic: Messaging and Branding

Case clinic webinars are opportunities for “Better Together” cities to interact with national experts and local communities that have engaged in this work on critical elements of building afterschool systems. Case clinics are designed to address questions, concerns, and challenges in your efforts. In addition to your city systems-builders, we encourage you to pass this invitation along to your communications teams.

February 18, 2014

Better Together Case Clinic Webinar: Developing and Growing Homegrown Afterschool Champions

This webinar shared individual case studies of “Better Together” communities that have been thinking strategically about how to build and strengthen connections to afterschool champions within their community.

April 29, 2014

Focus on Data-Sharing: Building Formal Connections to Local Systems to Boost Afterschool Impact

Afterschool programs and systems can benefit by connecting to a wide range of community partners, including school districts, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and parent organizations. Data sharing agreements can be a focal point – but also a challenge.

May 28, 2014

Focus on Outcomes: Developing a Comprehensive Measurement Framework in Afterschool

This webinar provided a conceptual framework for a comprehensive measurement framework, highlighted tools that can help communities measure soft skills, and provided examples of systems that have undertaken this shift.

June 18, 2014

Focus on Sustainability: Connecting System-Building Work to State & National Initiatives

Are you making use of state and national initiatives to leverage your work at the local level? This final webinar for Better Together cities highlighted some of the efforts to connect the work of local systems builders with state and national experts and resources.

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