Afterschool Alliance

How Afterschool Programs can Support their Immigrant Students

Posted on April 10, 2017

The national dialogue has exposed children of all ages to complex discussions about immigration, religion, diversity, safety, and community. Students can end up feeling hurt, alienated, or confused if these complicated and sensitive subjects are not confronted thoughtfully by adults.

Thanks to the generous support of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Grable Foundation, and The Ford Foundation in partnership with the Institute for International Education, we’re proud to announce a new webinar series, “Tools to Build On,” to empower afterschool professionals to tackle these topics.

http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/afterschoolSnack/Tools-to-Build-On-Creating-constructive-climates-in-out-of_04-06-2017.cfm

The series will kick off with “How Afterschool Programs can Support their Immigrant Students, Families, and Community” on Wednesday, April 12 at 2 p.m. EDT. With guidance from the American Constitution Society and experts from the National Immigration Law Center and Legal Services for Children, we’ll discuss how afterschool programs can create a safe, welcoming environment for immigrant students and families.

Learn more about the webinar and register today.

http://afterschoolalliance.org/webinars.cfm?ID=47E5CB62-5056-A82E-7A2D57591326AFA6

Later, this series will cover how afterschool programs can build community between law enforcement and youth, understand the broad social context where much of bullying is born and how to stop it, and help students confront complex issues and feelings in a safe space.

Stay tuned for the next webinar in the series, coming in May.


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