Afterschool Alliance Videos

Partner Outreach

Our new video series features moving testimonials from parents and kids about how afterschool programs have impacted their lives, families and communities. The videos focus on key themes: supporting parents; helping kids learn and grow; inspiring future careers; and keeping kids safe. We encourage you to use these videos in meetings, presentations, online and to share with partners.

The videos will be rolled out according to the schedule below and each week a new video will be promoted with paid ads. This will help create a steady beat of new content and engage new audiences. If you would like to share videos online or via social media, please drive traffic to the Alliance YouTube channel.

This site includes links to download the videos via Dropbox and for driving traffic to the Alliance YouTube channel. It also includes a brief description and details about the people and programs featured in each video, and sample content to make it easy for you to share these stories. Feel free to share insights from your work and please include the #AfterschoolWorks hashtag so we can retweet your posts.

Questions? Contact Laurie Lennon: llennon@burness.com

Afterschool Works!

Video download link: Afterschool Works!

A synopsis of interviews about how afterschool engages young people in learning and helps them get excited about their future.

Share via Alliance YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5-c9AMaO0Q&t=3s

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THEME: How does afterschool support parents?

Video download link: Parents Rely on Afterschool Programs

Promoted week of August 28. Parents credit afterschool programs for helping them keep work schedules and provide for their families, and giving them peace of mind during out-of-school hours. Parents featured: Dale Austermuhl, Joy Elementary After School Program (a 21st CCLC site) in Fairbanks, AK; Kelly Quattlebaum, New Hope High School Mr. Fix It Club (a 21st CCLC site) in New Hope, AL

Share via Alliance YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIMJRThykIU

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Video download link: Afterschool Gives Parents Peace of Mind

Promoted week of September 4. A mom explains how her kids’ afterschool program gives her peace of mind at work and keeps her kids engaged in fun learning activities. Parent featured: Pamela Shope, Site Director, Playmates Preschool and Child Development Center (a 21st CCLC site) in Ceredo, West Virginia.

Share via Alliance YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHMtCNbPN9o

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Video download link: Afterschool Lets Parents Work Without Worry

Will be promoted week of Sept 18. Kids and parents talk about afterschool a critical support that allows parents to work and not worry. Students featured: Brennon Shope, Wayne County 21st Century Community Learning Center in Huntington, WV; Matthew Tucker, Jones Middle School (Hampton Parks and Recreation), Hampton, VA. Parents featured: Laticia Vacca, Program Director, C3 Afterschool Program (a 21st CCLC site) in Stratford, OK; Kelly Quattlebaum, New Hope High School Mr. Fix It Club (a 21st CCLC site) in New Hope, AL

Share via Alliance YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3WaxfxM_Pg

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THEME: How does afterschool help kids learn and grow?

Video download link: Afterschool Gets Kids Excited About Learning

Will be promoted week of Sept 25. A high school student describes how his afterschool program helped him learn to love reading and ignite his passion for filmmaking. Student featured: Matthew Tucker, Jones Middle School (Hampton Parks and Recreation), Hampton, VA

Share via Alliance YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Bzlisq2PBY8

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Video download link: Afterschool Helps Kids Build Confidence and Improve Their Grades

Will be promoted week of October 2. A single dad credits afterschool for helping his young daughter transform from a struggling below average student to a confident straight A student. Parent featured: Dale Austermuhl, Joy Elementary After School Program (a 21st CCLC site) in Fairbanks, AK

Share via Alliance YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Leq0uyLHH0o

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Video download link: Afterschool Engages Kids in Real-World Learning

Will be promoted week of October 9. A high school student explains how his afterschool program helped him develop public speaking skills. Student featured: Brennon Shope, Wayne County 21st Century Community Learning Center in Huntington, WV

Share via Alliance YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/3_Rv_i27_PU

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THEME: How does afterschool inspire future careers?

Video download link: Afterschool Inspires Future Careers

Will be promoted week of October 16. A college bound student explains how her afterschool program inspired a love of music and teaching. Student featured: Jazmyne McNair, Boys and Girls Clubs of Lawrence (a 21st CCLC site) in Lawrence, KS

Share via Alliance YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/DRTumlz_g28

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Video download link: Afterschool Is a World of New Opportunities

Will be promoted week of October 23. A 21st CCLC program director describes how afterschool exposes young people to enriching opportunities that help inspire future careers. Parent featured: Laticia Vacca, Program Director, C3 Afterschool Program (a 21st CCLC site) in Stratford, OK

Share via Alliance YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/VXaP2LJnLG4

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Video download link: Afterschool Connects Kids to Future Careers

Will be promoted week of November 6. A college bound student shares his excitement about earning a college scholarship and his future career path. Student featured: Colby Holmes, New Hope High School Mr. Fix It Club (a 21st CCLC site) in New Hope, AL

Share via Alliance YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/tAy49Z6YnoE

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THEME: How does afterschool keep kids safe?

Video download link: Afterschool Keeps Kids Safe and Engaged

Will be promoted week of November 13. A police officer talks about the importance of partnerships between law enforcement and afterschool programs. Community member featured: Captain Tyrone Collington, City of Takoma Park Police Department, ACE Academy (a 21st CCLC site) in Takoma Park, MD

Share via Alliance YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/VsF2ta1GqEY

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