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Making Afterschool Cool Podcast

The Making Afterschool Cool Podcast is an essential part of the CASE for Kids push to increase the awareness of resources that improve quality in the afterschool and out-of-school time field. Join Mike Wilson and field experts as they discuss best practices, the growth mindset, project-based learning, social emotional learning, restorative practices and student engagement all with afterschool providers in mind!

This episode of the Making After School Cool podcast focuses on factors contributing to food insecurity experienced by youth.  Hear Lauren White and Anna Burrows of the Houston Food bank discuss programs and services available to communities to combat hunger. For more information regarding services provided by the Houston Food Bank, visit houstonfoodbank.org.

The Power of Words

This episode of the Making After School Cool podcast focuses on using the power of words to create a great 2020 program year.  Hear from CASE for Kids staff as they share their hopes for the new year.

This episode of the Making After School Cool podcast focuses on tips for taking care of yourself during the holiday season. Join Jasmine Castleberry as she shares helpful suggestions for stress management as well as reminders to ensure you have an enjoyable holiday season. If you would like more information on handling stress you can reach Jasmine at Jcastleberry@hcde-texas.org  

This episode of the Making After School Cool podcast focuses on keeping youth safe during the holiday season. The time busy months of November and December can be stressful for youth and adults alike. During this episode, Brandi Nichols will share helpful tips, suggestions and reminders to ensure children have an enjoyable and safe holiday season. If you would like more information regarding keeping kids safe you may email  Brandi at 

bnichols@hcde-texas.org

This episode of the Making After School Cool podcast features an interview with Chad Chesmark,  the guest speaker at the CASE for Kids Lights on Afterschool celebration. Chad’s presentation focused on how the subconscious is a key factor in predicting future outcomes. If you would like more information on Chad Chesmark, please visit www.ChadChesmark.com

The focus of this episode of the Making After School Cool podcast highlights our CASE for KIDs After School Providers’ Fair. The providers’ fair hosted 60 youth-oriented vendors who presented ways in which their agencies could expand the services available to afterschool and out of school time programs. During this podcast you will hear from Jacqueline Chavez, the CASE for Kids Providers Support Coordinator. In addition, you will hear from representatives of six local service providers. For more information regrading the organizations speaking on the podcast, please contact Jacqueline Chaves at, jchavez@hcde-texas.org You may also get more information regarding the vendors at the following websites:

Healing Species, www.healingspeciestexas.org

Little Birdies Mobile Golf Academy, www.littlebirdiesgolf.com

Ondi Love, www.ondilove.com

Recipe for Success, www.recipe4success.org

VA Productions, www.vaproduction.org

Writers in the Schools Houston, www.witshouston.org

This episode is part of two of the two part series focusing on project based learning featuring CASE Debates. In part one, you heard from the organizers of the CASE Debates programs as they described the elements of starting and sustaining a debate program. In part two, you will hear from student debaters as they share their experiences competing in debate tournaments.

 

The focus of this episode is Project Based Learning featuring the CASE for Kids project, CASE Debates. In part one of this two-part series, you will hear from the organizers of the CASE Debates programs as they describe the elements of starting a debate program, recruiting schools, training staff and hosting tournaments.

This episode of the Making Afterschool Cool Podcast explores prevention and intervention strategies from the local community to federal government levels. The featured guest is Julia Andrews, Director of Harris County Department of Education Safe and Secure Schools. For more information regarding Safe and Secure schools please visit their website at https://hcde-texas.org/safe-and-secure-schools/

 

This episode, the focus is afterschool programming tailored to the needs of students based on gender. In part two of this two-part series, Lynn Johnson, founder and Executive Director of Spotlight Girls, will share how afterschool programs could effectively address the needs of girls.  For more information about Spotlight Girls visit, https://spotlightgirls.com/.

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