National AfterSchool Association’s “HEPA Standards”

In 2011 the National AfterSchool Association adopted standards for healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) in Out-of-School time. Download the HEPA Standards

National AfterSchool Association’s “Core Knowledge and Competencies”

Core knowledge and competencies serve to establish agreements across programs and funding streams about what it takes to work with and on behalf of children and youth. Download the Core Knowledge and Competencies. See more at:

Core Knowledge and Competencies Assessment Tools

These tools serve to help professionals self-evaluate and develop a personal Professional Development Action Plan. See more at:

Self-Assessment Tool LEVEL I
Self-Assessment Tool LEVEL 2
Self-Assessment Tool LEVEL 3
Self-Assessment Tool LEVEL 4
Self-Assessment Tool LEVEL 5

US Department of Education’s You4Youth

Developed to help support 21st Century Community Learning Centers and other programs to create engaging afterschool programs. The site will help you connect and share resources with your colleagues, provide professional development and technical assistance opportunities, and offer tools for improving your program practices. Go to:

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Oct 03

2024 SoDakSACA Fall Conference

October 3 - October 5

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