Afterschool Safety and Nutrition   

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The United States Department of Education is the federal organization established to create policy, promote student achievement, and ensure equal education opportunities.

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The school safety topic links to documents outlining current initiatives and partner organizations committed to school safety.

What You Get
Under publications, the Working for Children and Families: Safe and Smart After-School Programs report provides research and statistics related to the benefits of after school programs on communities.

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Chapter 2 highlights successful components and exemplary practices that lead to positive outcomes for both participants and communities. Page 40 specifically highlights safety, health and nutrition issues faced by afterschool programs.

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The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network serves as a clearinghouse of issues and research leader on dropout prevention and student graduation. The center also provides professional development and program evaluation and assessment. 

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The After School Opportunities page provides basic information on afterschool opportunity availability, benefits, and impact on at-risk youth.

What You Get
Links to
resources, model programs, and webcasts designed to inform and improve the success of afterschool initiatives.

SPOTLIGHT
Check out the Resources link for a list of publications and web sites focused on afterschool opportunities, especially in relation to dropout prevention.

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The source for the Blueprint to End Hunger funded by First Choice Power, an electricity utility company, in partnership with the non-profit Texas Food Bank Network and Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University School of Public Policy

Main Point
Low cost, readily available solutions can be utilized to build capacity and advocate change

What You Get
A snapshot of hunger and need across Texas. The blueprint is a comprehensive guide outlining initiatives to fight hunger with grassroots solutions. Information regarding best practices, regional partnership opportunities, and opportunities to expand on current funding are presented.

SPOTLIGHT
Take a look at the information regarding rural populations as well as the county-specific analyses of need and resources.

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The No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices, a project of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign

Main Point
At-risk youth benefit from the expansion of afterschool snack programs into afterschool meal programs

What You Get
Links to information and resources on building, funding, and sustaining an afterschool meals program as well as model programs and needs assessments tools

SPOTLIGHT
Click on the No Kid Hungry School Calculator to find a comprehensive tool for projecting total costs and reimbursements calculated by individual center and/or district-wide

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