Youth can put their “space smarts” to work with CYFERnet’s own version of the Space Week Science Challenge (originally presented by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium). Read the Mission to Mars activity guide to get started!
Youth development is often described as an "emerging field." Yet youth development principles have long been at the core of community-based youth-serving organizations. In the past 100 years, youth development practice has evolved and there have been advancements in youth development research.
Yoga is a great form of physical and mental exercise for anyone. However, children can also greatly benefit from youth yoga programs. Yoga can help increase strength, flexibility, coordination, self-esteem, stamina, and confidence among children.
When is behavior part of normal child development and when is it a problem? How do after-school staff redirect the child who is misbehaving? What can after-school staff do to make a positive and engaging environment for children? Both child and adult behaviors figure into the equation of a positive after-school program.
Join the team of detectives on the mission to explore "the journey of food" through innovative and integrative school and community gardening programs. The webinar will highlight the benefits of gardening, curriculum connections, activities, technology tools, food and nutrition, and related initiatives.
Getting Beyond Skills: Getting Our Hearts Right is based on a new program developed by Wally Goddard and James Marshall, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension. The training focuses on how individuals and family members too often become stuck in negative perceptions.
Out-of-school program staff and administrators, youth workers, trainers, and others will learn about bullying and resources for bullying prevention use in out-of-school-time programs. The latest research and a resource guide will be presented.
The degree of rigor needed in an evaluation is determined by several factors: stakeholder and audience needs, time, budget, and expertise. Choosing the best evaluation design is more of a balancing act of choices than it is selecting a design from a pre-determined hierarchy of rigor.
How should we respond in times of tragedy? It is often difficult to know what to do or see. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS, see below for contact information) recommendations are listed below followed by several resources on CYFERnet.