Presentation slides of the “Global Live Q&A session: Afterschool Programs- Inspiration for Islands SDGs 3, 4 & 11” held on Aug 22nd 2017
Afterschool programs can be a catalyzing approach for small island states to solve many of the challenges of the islands’ youth – including improving youth career readiness, reducing juvenile crime, and helping working families. But developing and running these programs can be difficult, from volunteer management, to adequate funding, diversity in program offerings and training of educators.
As these programs address various SDGs, the COE is pleased to host Ed Spitzberg, an experienced afterschool educator, NGO executive and strategic education consultant. This session aims to inspire SIDS policy-makers who are involved with afterschool programs, based on experiences from the US afterschool field and model; and in particular on its impact on children and families and the problems afterschool can address, the challenges the system has faced and faces, and examples of success at both the system and individual afterschool program level.