Resources for Youth from Our Local Partners

Online Craft Workshops (The Craftsman & Apprentice)

 

NASA STEAM and Maker Programs (Eurekus)

  • Explore space science and mission design through art and at-home making with this robust collection of activities. - Click here

 

KIDS Online Academy (bhavanaKIDS)

  • Yoga & mindfulness activities for elementary-high school youth, families, and adults.  Click here

 

Code At Home Activities (Girls Who Code)

  • Weekly online and offline activities featuring a woman in tech who pioneered innovative technology.  Click here

Distance Learning Resources (Pop Culture Classroom)

  • Comics, graphic novel recommendations & reading guides, and Pop Culture-based curricula.  Click here

Virtual Book Clubs (Denver Public Library)

  • A variety of virtual book clubs, presenters, and storytimes! Click here

  • Resources for playing, reading, and learning for youth. Click here

Virtual Academy (Talk To the Camera)

  • Interactive Online Learning Options (live classes + free workshops and activities). Click here

Learning at Home Resources (Colorado Department of Education)

  • Best practices, resources, virtual platforms and more. Click here

At-Home Activities (Denver Public Schools)

  • Resources & activities to do at home. Click here

 

STEM Activities for Youth & Families (Science Matters)

  • Youth and Family STEM activity ideas: includes video clips. Click here

 

Physical Activities for Youth & Families (Girls on the Run)

  • Physical activities for youth and families in English and Spanish. Click here

Music Videos & Performances (Black Actors Guild)

  • A 24/7 live stream of local artists and performers. A library of more than 300 videos. Viewers will be able to donate directly to artists or to a general fund of which 100% will be split between the artists that we air. Click here

Zoo to You: Virtual Safari (Denver Zoo)

  • Virtual Zoo experiences - videos, animal cams and family activities. Click here

Museum Fun 101 (Denver Children's Museum)

  • Activity ideas for youth and families. Click here

Activities for Youth & Families (Arts & Minds)

  • Fitness classes for adults, family friendly tips, and virtual classes for students for yoga. Click here

Hands-On History @ Home (History Colorado)

  • Engaging crafts, tutorials, and storytelling. History Colorado’s museum professionals will bring live daily activities at 10:00 am MST, Mondays through Fridays, rooted in history to enrich your home learning experiences. Click here

STEAM Classes & Playdates/Meetups (Snapology)

  • Provides public & private classes for your students or group. Variety of activities for children ages 4-14 multiples times a day. Click here

 

Drawing Classes (Young Rembrandts)

  • 40-45 minute online drawing classes. When you register, 11 lessons will be sent to your inbox. Click here

Art Classes (Art Garage)

  • The Art Garage provides inspiring online art classes that are designed to be step-by-step so you can create at home using materials you may already have on hand. Material kits are available for pick-up with certain classes. Click here

Live Yoga and Mindfulness Classes (Radiant Beginnings)

  • Live-streamed weekly yoga and mindfulness classes. Click here

At-Home Tips for Supporting Youth (DPS Extended Learning and Community Schools)

  • Short videos for parents/guardians/etc. centered around best practices in youth development that are adapted for the home environment. Click here

At-Home Virtual Programming (Girl Scouts of Colorado)

  • Crafts, nature activities, webinars, and more! Click here

Phone-a-Story Program (Denver Public Library & DCPA Education)

  • A variety of stories in multiple languages and for varying age groups are available through this fun, free service. Families can enjoy professionally read stories anytime of the day by calling 720.865.8500.  Click here for more information

Comic Book Creation and Tai Chi Online Class (Apprentice of Peace)

  • An interactive combination of live and self paced classes. Participants will learn about the steps to creating a comic book and telling their own story. They will also get to practice and learn Tai Chi for peace and wellness. To register, please email Angela at communityengagement@aopyo.org.  Click here for more information

Teaching Artist TV (Think360 Arts)

  • Check out the 26 free art videos with accompanying Study Guides. They're available in multiple art forms, for varying grade bands. Teachers can assign lessons to students to complete independently.  Click here for more information

Resources for Youth, Staff, & Orgs. from Our National Partners

SEL Resources (CASEL CARES Initiative)

  • SEL resources designed to support educators, parents, and anyone who works with children.  Click here

 

Building Developmental Relationships During the COVID-19 Crisis (Search Institute)

  • Staff in schools and youth programs do not need to and should not stop seeking to build developmental relationships with young people while they are at home during the nation’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. This is a check-list with ideas of how to do that. - Click here

 

SEL-Related Activities (Committee for Children)

  • Classroom activities for ECE through middle school.  Click here

 

SEL-Related Activities (ApertureED)

  • SEL resources to support adult learning, self care and to support families and youth.  Click here

Bringing STEM Home (National Afterschool Alliance)

  • STEM resources for home learning/exploration.  Click here

Nonprofit Financial Management during COVID (Wallace Foundation)

  • Financial considerations for nonprofits.  Click here

NSLA's response to COVID-19 (National Summer Learning Association)

  • Resources for families, programs and communities from a summer vantage point.  Click here

Afterschool Tech Toolkit (National Afterschool Association)

  • Training, vision-setting, & addressing equity.  Click here

Educational Podcasts (The Walking Classroom)

  • 26 fun, educational podcasts and lesson plans.  Click here

Online Youth Work Methods Workshops (The Weikart Center)

  • Free professional development connected to the Program Quality Assessment tool. More courses will be made available in the coming weeks.  Click here

Virtual Learning Supports (The Weikart Center)

  • Series of webinars and workshops connected to driving virtual learning in afterschool. Created for various levels - network leaders, managers, site leaders, etc.). More offerings will be added.  Click here

Home & Distance Learning Activities (U.S. Census Bureau)

  •  Over 200 free learning activities and resources that you can choose from for children in pre-K through 12th grade that you can easily use at home.  Click here

Free SEL Curriculum for Youth (SuperD!vlle)

  • FREE curriculum (a $2,500 value) until August 30, 2020 to support dyslexic and ADHD children (ages 7-12) and the adults who work with them. SuperD!ville is the first and only video based social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum for kids who learn differently. The program empowers LD kids by giving them strategies to cope with SEL themes such as self-esteem, resilience, self-advocacy, empathy and belonging.  Email questions@superdville.com to get access to the curriculum.

Self Care & Working From Home Resources

7 Videos to Help Educators Practice Mindfulness and De-Stress (Aperture Education)

  • Seven short videos to learn about the many benefits of mindfulness and techniques to practice it throughout the day.  Click here

 

The Best Virtual Team Building Activities (Career Contessa)

  • 12 favorite virtual team building activities. - Click here

 

Zoom Meeting Tutorial (Community Resource Center)

  • Learn all the tips & tricks about Zoom. - Click here

31 Working from Home Tips (Nextiva Blog)

Remote Working Courses (LinkedIn)

  • Free courses centered around working from home. - Click here

Healthy Emotional Regulation During Uncertain Times (CASEL/Yale University)

Advocacy

Reach out to Congress in support of afterschool! (Afterschool Alliance)

  • The rapid changes occurring as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are impacting afterschool program providers and the families and students they serve. Reach out to Congress today to share the impact of COVID-19 on the afterschool and summer programs in your community.

Take action by clicking here

 

Colorado COVID Relief Fund Application

  • The Colorado COVID Relief Fund’s purpose is to raise and coordinate allocation of funds based on prevention, impact and recovery needs of community-based organizations in Colorado. This Fund is organized to ensure that the most acute community needs across the state are being addressed and that community voice is reflected in all funding decisions made over time. Through this Fund, eligible community-based organizations across Colorado may receive a general operating grant of up to $25,000.

Learn more here. 

Colorado COVID Relief Fund Application

  • The Colorado COVID Relief Fund’s purpose is to raise and coordinate allocation of funds based on prevention, impact and recovery needs of community-based organizations in Colorado. This Fund is organized to ensure that the most acute community needs across the state are being addressed and that community voice is reflected in all funding decisions made over time. Through this Fund, eligible community-based organizations across Colorado may receive a general operating grant of up to $25,000.

Learn more here. 

Disaster Assistance Loan

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Learn more here. 

Filing for Unemployment (as of 4/20)

  • Update as of April 17, 2020: On April 20, 2020, we will begin taking unemployment benefit applications under the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), paying the additional $600 per week in unemployment benefits and launch other new points of access for unemployed workers to obtain information. Self-employed and gig workers: you will need to provide either a 2018 or 2019 tax return as part of your application. Claimants do not need to take action to receive the additional $600 weekly benefit amount. More information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.

 

Learn more here. 

Financial Resources available to OST Professionals & Orgs.

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