SEDL Insights, Vol. 2, No. 1: Building Supportive Relationships in Afterschool

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Author: Catherine Jordan

Price: Available free online
• Published: 2014   

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Afterschool programs can help students develop knowledge to enhance academic success while also providing them with opportunities to develop social and problem-solving skills. In our work with afterschool programs, we have seen that positive relationships with school-day personnel, families, community members, and between and among program staff and students help these programs thrive. This issue of SEDL Insights explores how afterschool practitioners can build strong relationships that benefit all stakeholders.

SEDL Insights on Building Supportive Relationships in Afterschool Programs

  1. Encourage positive relationships between staff and students.
  2. Link to the school-day staff.
  3. Support and train program staff.
  4. Engage family members.
  5. Collaborate with community organizations.