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Tips this month

Tips and Ideas to Consider

Encourage Thinking
Connect with your Academic Liaison to help give your Program Leaders tips on how to ask open-ended questions to encourage critical thinking skills. See all tips for this month.

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"Project Summer" at Balboa - VIDEO

Balboa After School was more than thrilled to be able to bring back our second year of Project Summer! Our first summer was dedicated to forty students building skills in Silk Screening, Wood Working, and Gardening to create a community garden on Cayuga and Seneca. This year, our focus was on STEAM skills, entrepreneurship and becoming "a maker."

Students visited companies like Autodesk and Tech Shop to explore the creativity, innovation, and drive that went into a STEAM career. Students witnessed with their own eyes what they could do with such knowledge and how they could make a positive impact on their ever changing city.

Read more and WATCH VIDEO with student testimonials!

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ExCEL After School Programs
Expanded Collaborative for Excellence in Learning

The ExCEL After School Programs mission is to create and sustain "safe havens" at public schools where students and community members can access expanded learning opportunities and integrated education, health, social service, and cultural programs in the out-of-school hours.



New Excel hub!

We have a new, more interactive extension to our ExCEL website. The new ExCEL Hub will make looking for forms and information easier with the new Search function. There will also be Forums for posting resources, job openings, and best practices. The Forums will also allow you to post questions for your fellow Site Coordinators. Follow the link and register for an account today!

posted 7/30/15


New Updates!

There is a new Extended Calendar Request Form, new Academic Liaison Job Description and 2014-2015 Program Profiles! Be sure to take a look at the Readers' Guide for some helpful information on the Program Profiles.

posted 7/30/15



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