Our goal is to provide local, state, and national resources to help identify and meet the needs of youth in Clark County as well as to enhance and assess the effectiveness of programs. Check back frequently for new information.
- Harvard Family Research Project (2011-2012)
- Survey Smiley Faces - Approproiate for K-3rd grade students and those who struggle to read!
Smiley Faces: Very Sad, A Little Sad, OK, Happy, Very Happy
Circle Portions: Not At All, A Little, Somewhat, Much, Very Much
One of the goals of the OJJDP (Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention) grant is to build a self-sustaining collaborative of afterschool providers, working together to address the needs of at-risk youth. One way to collaborate is to share program practices that are proven to work. Sharing has the potential to quickly increase performance. As a result, we encourage programs to share promising practices or proven techniques with the afterschool community.
Click Here for Descriptions of Promising Practices, Promising Practices Applications, and Training Plans.
- Quality Standards for Clark County Youth Providers (2012)
- Guide to Quality Standards Snapshot
- Afterschool Initiative (ASI) Afterschool Core Knowledge and Competencies
- Clark County Status of Youth Report (2013)
- Clark County Status of Youth Full Report (2011)
- Clark County Status of Youth Executive Summary (2011)
- Clark County Youth Risk Behavior Survey (2011)
- Springfield Afterschool Survey (May 2010)
Science and Math
- Buck Creek Educational Corridor - Wetlands
- Science Club Lesson Plans
- Fun and Messy Science
- Cabbage Chemistry
- Cabbage Juice Testing
- Water Cycle Part 1: Evaporation and Condensation
- Water Cycle Part 2: Precipitation and Run-Off
- Weather: Evaporation and Precipitation
- Weather: Condensation and Evaporation
- Phases of the Moon and Planets
- Disney Earth
- Planet Earth
- Tectonic Plates
- Plate Tectonics and Biology
- Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics
- Renewable Resources
- Introductions and Constellations
- Introductions and Constellations 2
- Parts of Soil
- Soil: Potting Plants
- Soil: Core and Soil
- The Scientific Method and Plants
- BUCK Creek Biology
- BUCK Creek Wetlands
- Science and Sports
- Kickball Physics
- Math Club Lesson Plans and Materials
- Math Club Presentation
- Cube Group Activity
- Measurement Worksheet
- Grades 2-3
Measurement with Money
Measurement and Data
Measurement with Volume
Division & Division Cookie Template
- Grades 5-6
Algebriac Thinking 2
Algebriac Thinking and Operations
Algebriac Thinking and Operations with Geometry
Measurement and Data 2
Measurement with Volume 2
- Math Club Presentation
- Oesterlen Therapy Groups - Autumn 2012
- Ohio Kids on the Move: Physical Activity Guidelines for Afterschool Programs (February 2012)
- Working with Youth Handbook (February 2011)
- Working with Youth: Responding to Difficult Issues- Reporting Abuse
- Working with Youth Resource Guide (February 2011)
- 40 Developmental Assets for Early Childhood
- 40 Developmental Assets for Children Grades K-3
- 40 Developmental Assets for Middle Childhood
- 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents
Ohio Afterschool Network (OAN): The OAN brings together policymakers, educators, parents, and service providers to support youth, families, and communities by advocating and building capacity with a unified voice for sustainable investments in safe, healthy, and nurturing afterschool experiences.
National Afterschool Association (NAA): NAA is the membership association for professionals who work with children and youth in diverse school and community-based settings to provide a wide variety of extended learning opportunities and care during out-of-school hours.
Harvard Family Research Project: HFRP helps stakeholders develop and evaluate strategies to promote the well being of youth, families, and their communities by working primarily within three areas that support children’s learning and development—early childhood education, out-of-school time programming, and family and community support in education.
Red Tree House:Red Treehouse established its roots in a partnership between Ohio Family and Children First (OFCF) and the Ronald McDonald House® of Cleveland, Inc. (RMH). Explore resources to help children and young adults, prenatal through age 25.
Wittenberg University: Wittenberg University provides a liberal arts education dedicated to intellectual inquiry and wholeness of person within a diverse residential community. Wittenberg challenges students to become responsible global citizens, to discover their callings, and to lead personal, professional, and civic lives of creativity, service, compassion, and integrity.
Hagen Center for Civic & Urban Engagement: The Center provides students a link to the local community and beyond so that they may explore hands-on experiences in their major field of study, their future career path, or their personal area of interest. By connecting students with government agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses, the Center empowers students to take an active role in addressing challenges faced in American cities today.