Starting an Afterschool Program
Starting an Afterschool Program Toolkit
This toolkit from ACTNOW is specifically written for programs and districts in Illinois and provides background and resources on determining community needs, planning for programming, establishing funding sources, and identifying the right partners for creating an afterschool program. We also have a series of free webinars that accompany the toolkit.
Illinois Afterschool Map and Database
This map allow users to search for programs already in their area. This can help parents to find local afterschool programs or help districts find possible programs with whom to collaborate.
Illinois Statewide Afterschool Quality Standards
: Just as school day teachers have Standards, ACT Now worked with stakeholders statewide (including ISBE and IDHS) to create Afterschool Quality Standards. We have free trainings, resources, and an online assessment tool to assist in using the Standards.