Program Administration

Just Build By Cheri Welsh

Just Build By Cheri Welsh

A few years ago, over a summer break, my family and I went back home to Omaha, Ne to attend a family reunion.  We drove out to the middle of nowhere, to my relatives’ cabin along the Platte River.  After 2 ½ looong hours of convincing my kids all the fun they’d have...

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Transportation Documents

Transportation Documents

In the fall of 2016, the Kansas Enrichment Network began working with representatives from KC Library, KC STEM Alliance, Johnson County Libraries, Greenworks, Missouri Afterschool Network, and Minddrive, to look at issues surrounding access to transportation for...

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Afterschool Tech Toolkit Training

Afterschool Tech Toolkit Training

The Afterschool Tech Toolkit is a free resource including a series of modules, webinars and hands-on training that will help you plan and prepare to integrate technology into your program. Learn how to give students powerful access to technology during afterschool...

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You for Youth Upcoming Webinars

You for Youth Upcoming Webinars

You for Youth Upcoming Webinars Engaging Youth in College and Career Readiness- September 11-13, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Eastern each day What does it look like to engage K-12 youth in college- and career-relevant learning? Join the Department’s Y4Y Technical Assistance Team...

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Express Yourself Camp!

Express Yourself Camp!

Do you remember the first time you attended summer camp?  My earliest memories of summer camp are walking through Camp Brown with my Boy Scout troop, my trusty, dad-made walking stick and leaky canteen.  I remember constantly running around and wanting to participate...

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What am I most proud of?

What am I most proud of?

The other day I was asked by a person evaluating the Abilene After School program what I was most proud of in regard to the after school program. I can’t remember my full answer right now but I guess it satisfied the evaluator. I would now answer that question...

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It’s Back to Afterschool!

It’s Back to Afterschool!

Guest author: Tony Yungeberg Across the nation, millions of schoolchildren are settling back into the school-day routine now that summer is in the rearview mirror. The words, “homework,” “essay,” and “pop quiz” are reemerging after a long summer’s hibernation, and...

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Lights On Afterschool 2017

Lights On Afterschool 2017

For the past 18 years, Lights On Afterschool (LOA) has been the only nationwide event that celebrates afterschool programs.  The goal of this event is to show people the important role that afterschool programs play in the lives of not only the youth that attend, but...

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KENfabuLarryum!

KENfabuLarryum!

On August 5th, the Kansas Enrichment Network (Network) attended Lawrence’s annual Festival of Making and Creativity, the ConfabuLarryum at Free State High School. The free event brings together people from all ages and backgrounds to ignite their senses of wonder and...

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Day at the Capitol

Day at the Capitol

On Thursday, March 9, the Kansas Enrichment Network hosted the annual Day at the Capitol event. The Kansas Regional Afterschool Ambassadors, KC STEM Alliance, Olathe Northwest High School First Robotics team, Quincy Elementary Visual Arts Learning Academy, and Topeka...

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Kansas After 3PM

Kansas After 3PM

America After 3PM surveyed parents in Kansas to examine how children spend the hours between 3 and 6 p.m.—the hours after school ends and before parents typically return home from work. The report highlights the trends in afterschool program participation, documents the benefits associated with participation in afterschool programs, and measures public support for afterschool programs.

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Afterschool STEM Hub

Afterschool STEM Hub

Here, advocates for high-quality afterschool programming in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will discover the most effective ways to make the case for expanding and supporting innovative and engaging afterschool STEM.

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Stop Locking Up So Many Kansas Kids

Stop Locking Up So Many Kansas Kids

Though there’s plenty left to argue about just a few weeks away from the election, there’s one issue that an overwhelming majority of Kansans agree on: We have to stop locking up so many kids. For decades, our state has housed kids in oversized, dangerous facilities...

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2016 Municipal Summit

2016 Municipal Summit

“It takes a village to raise a child.”  The Kansas Enrichment Network and the Missouri Afterschool Network are hosting the 2016 Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Expanded Learning.  Mayor Sly James from Kansas City, MO and Mayor Peggy Dunn from Leawood, KS will...

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