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Nominations Now Open for the
2014 Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence!


Nominate an Outstanding
Professional, Program, or Leader
for a 
2014 Arizona Out-of-School Time Award of Excellence! 



11.15.14 at the Phoenix Convention Center!
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Winter/Spring 2014 Professional Development Series!

You told us what workshops you wanted and we listened.  AzCASE is excited to announce our 2014 Winter/Spring Professional Development Series featuring five topics that you said were relevant to your needs, presented by five dynamic and knowledgeable presenters that are experts in their fields. Click here for the workshop schedule! 

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School's Out, Make It Count! 

 The new Arizona Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs documents are now available for download! 

These standards were developed by a statewide committee of experts and stakeholders,convened by AzCASE and the Valley of the Sun United Way. They are intended to foster continuous improvement in out-of-school time programs throughout Arizona. 
Full Version, English >>
Full Version, Spanish >>
Condensed Version, English>>
Condensed Version, Spanish>>


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The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is dedicated to the enhancement of youth development and educational achievement through quality afterschool programming. 



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National League of Cities: Afterschool

Mayors across the country are voicing their support for high-quality out-of-school opportunities for youth. This video, released by the Institute of Youth, Education, and Families at the National League of Cities, details the importance of accessible out-of-school time programming, as they pertain to the success, safety, and vibrancy of American cities. In this video, you will hear mayors and councilmembers, representing cities such as Baltimore, Oakland, Denver, and Saint Paul discuss why out-of-school programs are a priority for them, and why it should be a priority for all city leaders.