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Academy of Educational Development (AED)
The Academy of Educational Development (AED) is a nonprofit organization that is committed to solving critical social problems in the areas of health, education, youth development, and the environment in the United States and the world through education, training, social marketing, and policy analysis.

Access Sports 
Access Sports provides sports tickets and sports clinics to social service agencies and schools serving underprivileged children and youth groups, and individuals with physical and/or mental health disabilities.


ACT believes in the value of early engagement, data, and preparation for both college and career. They offer comprehensive assessment, research, information, and program management services to support education and workforce development.

Action for Children (AFC)
Action for Children is a non-profit resource and information center for child care and early learning. The Center focuses on the state of Ohio but the information is broadly applicable.

Action for Healthy Kids 
Action for Healthy Kids provides volunteers in schools and school health leaders across the country with the resources they need toLearn, Act & Transform.


Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth aims to help adolescents make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. The organization integrates youth development strategies to discuss the often isolated issues of STIs, HIV/AIDS, and teen pregnancy prevention.

Affordable Colleges Foundation
Affordable Colleges Foundation came to be in 2011 with the mission to provide strategies and information about pursuing and affordable higher education. Their free community resources materials and tools span topics such as financial-aid and college savings strategies, affordability and scorecard rankings, opportunities for Veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. 

After School Programs Resources
Although targeted at Butte County, California, this site contains many national links, documents, and other resources.

After the Injury
After the Injury is a website created by the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to help parents understand their children's reactions to injury and learn what they can do to help him or her respond in healthy ways. offers one-stop access to government resources and funding opportunities that support after school programs.

Afterschool Advocate
The Afterschool Advocate, produced by the Afterschool Alliance, provides the latest news and information on afterschool policy developments, events and activities.

Afterschool Alliance (AA)
The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children.

The After-School Corporation (TASC)
The After-School Corporation (TASC) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to making quality after-school programs universally available and publicly funded in New York City and nationwide.

Afterschool Project
Although The After School Project, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, concluded as of June 30, 2006, the site still offers helpful reports and links.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats—childhood obesity. Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, the Alliance works to positively affect the places that can make a difference in a child’s health: homes, schools, doctor’s offices, and communities.

Alliance for Student Activities 
The Alliance for Student Activities is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of student activities. Through printed materials, videos, and live presentations, the Alliance provides compelling information about the importance of student activities in increasing standardized test scores, lowering the dropout rate, and improving social and emotional outcomes.

American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Weight Site
The purpose of the American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Weight site is to bring awareness to the serious health problem of childhood overweight and obesity; empower pediatricians and families to take action in their homes, offices, and communities to prevent childhood obesity; and to support pediatricians, families, and community advocates in improving the health status of those children who are already overweight and obese.

America After 3 PM

American After 3 PM spans a decade of data chronicling how children spend the hours between 3 and 6 p.m. - the hours after school ends and before parents typically return home from work. It highlights the trends of afterschool program participation, documents the benefits associated with participation in afterschool programs and measures public support for afterschool programs.

American Camp Association
The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who share their knowledge and experience and ensure the quality of camp programs.

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. 

American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF)
The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) is a professional development organization that provides information for policymakers on youth policy issues at the national, state, and local levels.

America's Promise
With more than 400 national partner organizations and their local affiliates, the Alliance is uniquely positioned to mobilize Americans to act. The Alliance has made a top priority of ensuring that all young people graduate from high school ready for college, work and life through the Grad Nation movement, work that involves raising awareness, encouraging action and engaging in advocacy to provide children the key supports needed to succeed.

Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. The Foundation makes grants that help states, cities, and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.

Comprising 140,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 134 countries—the ASCD community also includes 56 affiliate organizations.  The association provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

ASPIRA Association
The ASPIRA Association, a 501(C)(3) organization, is the only national Hispanic organization dedicated exclusively to developing the educational and leadership capacity of Hispanic youth.

Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) promotes the development of science and ethical practice in the field of sport psychology. AASP is an international, multidisciplinary, professional organization that offers certification to qualified professionals in the field of sport, exercise, and health psychology.

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)
AMCHP is a national, nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to support state maternal and child health (MCH) programs and provide national leadership on issues affecting women and children.

The Association for Middle Level Education
The Association for Middle Level Education is dedicated to improving the educational experiences of all students ages 10–15 by providing vision, knowledge, and resources to educators and leaders.

The Association of Science-Technology Centers

ASTC is an online forum in which professionals can join. It has a resource library, blogs, a general forum, and much more. It also has informal commons, which is a digital collection of resources including descriptions of grant funded informal STEM education projects, evaluation reports, research articles, reports and other reference materials, research and evaluation instruments, and instructional materials.

At Peak Sports

At Peak Sports provides youth athletes, coaches and parents with sports-related instructional content and medically-backed, age-, gender-, and sport-specific strength and conditioning exercises that are proven to reduce youth sports injuries. Their mission is to bring the best of sports medicine and athletic training to every field and every home in the country.



Benevon trains and coaches nonprofit organizations to implement a mission-based system for engaging and developing relationships with individual donors.

Best Colleges Nutrition Guide

Best Colleges Nutrition Guide is a resource offered by Best Colleges. It goes beyond supplying students with cursory information about nutrition, and takes an in-depth look at why proper nutrition and a well-balanced diet are important to overall health.

Better Educated Students for Tomorrow
LA's BEST is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving more than 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles. LA's BEST is a partnership including the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector.

Beyond School Bells

Beyond School Bells is dedicated to improving access to and quality in Nebraska’s Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) programs by building partnerships and addressing state and local policy that affects these vital initiatives.

Black Alliance for Educational Options
BAEO seeks to increase access to high quality education options for Black children by actively supporting transformational education reform initiatives and parental choice policies that empower low-income and working-class Black families.

Blacks in Technology

Blacks in Technology  is a community-based website that is geared towards building and establishing a community that focuses on bringing blacks together within technology related fields.

Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BCYF)

BCYF is a non-governmental, scientific body within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that convenes top experts from multiple disciplines to analyze the best available evidence on critical issues facing children, youth, and families today.


Boston Youth Sports Initiative
Boston Youth Sports Initiative (BYSI) promotes youth sports as a positive youth development and physical fitness approach through network building. The BYSI was created for the network of providers and supporters of youth sports all over the city.

BrainSTEPS Program
BrainSTEPS works to make sure that those who must provide educational support to children with brain injury have a good understanding that will help these students achieve optimal educational success.

The Bridgespan Group 
The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists. They collaborate with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness, and accelerate learning.

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
BRYCS assists service providers from refugee resettlement agencies, mainstream service agencies, such as child welfare and schools, and ethnic community based organizations. BRYCS provides individual consultations, trainings, and conference presentations on topics related to serving refugee children and families. In addition, BRYCS authors publications and maintains a Clearinghouse of thousands of resources.

Bringing Yourself to Work 
The purpose of Bring YourSELF to Work Day is to create an annual working day when people can be more “present” and more fully self-expressed in their work places. By taking part you will have permission to be more fully your authentic self by showing others more of who you are outside your work life and by sharing more of your dreams and aspirations with others at work.


CanTEEN Girl

CanTEEN Girl is an innovative online resource that aims to inspire girls to go into STEM careers through gaming and online activities. The interactive games, such as the trivia spin wheel, can be used by educators, parents, and out-of-school time leaders. The CanTEEN interactive program is broken down into 11 Common Core categories.  This resource shows teenage girls possible career choices by introducing them to women in STEM fields.

Center for Afterschool Education
The Center for Afterschool Education is the out-of-school time division of Foundations, Inc. Foundations believes that learning and healthy development can and should happen across the day-in school, after school, at home, and in communities.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)
The mission of the CDC is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
Center for Mental Health in Schools aims to improve outcomes for young people by enhancing the field of mental health in schools.

Center for Youth Program Equality
The core mission of the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality is to position point of service quality as a powerful public idea that drives the out-of-school time field towards higher levels of understanding, expectation, and action about the quality of experiences available to youth.

The Centre for Effective Philantropy (CEP)
CEP's data and insight help funders achieve the most positive outcomes on issues, fields, communities, and people through their research, assessment tools, and programming and communications. CEP's work spans the toughest challenges facing leaders of grantmaking institutions:assessing performancedeveloping strategy, optimizing governance,funder-grantee relationships, andmanaging operations.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is a private, grantmaking foundation based in Flint, Michigan. The Foundation funds in program areas such as civil society, environment, and poverty.

Child Trends
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that aims to improve outcomes for children by providing research, data, and analysis to the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children, including program providers, the policy community, researchers and educators, and the media.  

Child Trends’ What Works

Child Trends’ What Works/LINKS database (LINKS stands for Lifecourse Interventions to Nurture Kids Successfully) is a searchable register of over 650 programs that have had at least one randomized, intent-to-treat evaluation to assess child or youth outcomes related to education, life skills, and social/emotional, mental, physical, behavioral, or reproductive health.

Children and Adults with ADD (CHADD)
CHADD is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.

The Children's Advocacy Project (CAP4Kids)
The Children’s Advocacy Project (CAP4Kids) connects child advocates and families with appropriate social service agencies and empowers families and children to advance positive change.  

Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. It pays particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities.

Children’s HealthWatch
Children's HealthWatch monitors the impact of economic conditions and public policies on the health and well-being of very young children. For more than a decade, Chidlren's HealthWatch has produced original, timely research and analysis linking nutrition, housing, energy, and other policy issues to children’s health and development.

Children’s Mental Health Network

CMHN is a national network bringing together the voices of children’s mental health. It offers resources, current news stories, and the opportunity to take action to make a difference.

The Children's Safety Network (CSN)
The Children's Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence. We offer expertise on a wide range of injury topics to State and Territorial Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) programs.


Child's World America

CWA is a national, non-partisan, nonprofit organization committed to promoting the appreciation of children in our society, and fostering a better understanding of the experience of childhood.

CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
CIRCLE conducts research on civic education in schools, colleges, and community settings and on young Americans’ voting and political participation, service, activism, media use, and other forms of civic engagement. It is based at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.

Citizen Schools
Citizen Schools is a leading national nonprofit provider of out-of-school learning programs for middle-school students. Citizen Schools uniquely mobilizes business, civic and community volunteers to participate in education by providing hands-on apprenticeships.

Citizenship Through Sports Alliance
The Citizenship Through Sports Alliance is the largest coalition of professional and amateur athletics organizations in the United States, focused on character in sport. CTSA promotes fair play at all levels - youth leagues to professional sport - to reinforce the value of sport as a test of character.

CityMatCH is a freestanding national membership organization of city and county health departments' maternal and child health (MCH) programs and leaders representing urban communities in the United States.The mission of CityMatCH is tostrengthen public health leaders and organizations to promote equity and improve the health of urban women, families, and communities.

Click 2 Science

Click 2 Science is an interactive, professional development site for trainers, coaches, site directors and frontline staff/volunteers working in out-of-school time STEM programs, serving children and youth.

Coach Youth Sports offers coaching materials on: baseball, t-ball, softball, soccer, basketball, flag football, lacrosse, wrestling, and volleyball.

Coalition Against Drug Abuse

This website is designed as a resource to help anyone understand the short-term and long-term impact of drug abuse, and provides references to additional information and support.

Coalition for Community Schools
The Coalition for Community Schools, housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership, is an alliance of national, state and local organizations in education K-16, youth development, community planning and development, family support, health and human services, government and philanthropy as well as national, state and local community school networks.

The Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS)
The Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS) is a partnership dedicated to increasing the availability of quality after-school programming by building citywide after-school systems.

Collective Impact Forum

The Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, is a resource for people and organizations using the collective impact approach to address large-scale social and environmental problems.

College Affordability Guide

College Affordability Guide aims to provide accurate information, analysis and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree.

College Atlas

College Atlas is the encyclopedia of higher education. Their mission is to provide helpful resources for parents and students alike. They feature a robust database of different colleges and universities in the United States and internationally, as well as rankings lists and informative articles on studying, financial aid, finding a job and more. 

CollegeBound Network
The CollegeBound Network (CBN) works with America's leading colleges, universities, and career schools in connecting learners with educational opportunities.

College Results Online (CRO)
CRO is a free interactive web tool that provides facts on college graduation rates to students, parents, school counselors, and college advisors. You can select nearly any college or university and compare its graduation rate with that of similar institutions serving similar groups of students.CRO lets you view graduation rates by students' race, ethnicity, and gender. If you're considering colleges, this feature can help you pick one that will boost your chances of success.

College Scorecard
College Scorecard aims to provide reliable data on factors important to prospective students, such as how much graduates earn, and how much debt they have when they graduate.

Communities In Schools 
Communities In Schools works within the public school system, determining student needs and establishing relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide needed resources.

Community Schools OnLine
Community Schools OnLine, sponsored by The Coalition for Community Schools, provides learning opportunities related to community schools and access to the resources of many partners.

Complaints List: Character Education Resources
Complaints List seeks to channel the power of the Internet into a useful, accessible, consumer protection resource. Also, see their many useful character education resources.

Connect with NSDC 
Connect with NSDC, distributed by the National Staff Development Council, promotes conferences, trainings, events, publications, and other opportunities and resources which pertain to designing, implementing, and evaluating staff development.

ConsumerAffairs Online College Guide

The Guide allows consumers to compare reviews for online colleges and make informed decisions based on a variety of factors including financial aid, degree programs, cost, quality, and more.

Conversation Zone

Conversation Zone creates effective programs that are designed to significantly increase awareness of the effects of alcohol and other drug use. They are a collaboration of community leaders, students, school district representatives, and families who believe that having meaningful, inclusive conversations will support all young people in efforts to develop healthy coping skills and access support wherever there is a need.

Cornerstones for Kids
The mission of Cornerstones for Kids (C4K) is to improve the lives and circumstances of vulnerable children. C4K’s work focuses on improving the organizations that provide vulnerable children with supports and services in order to improve outcomes for these children and their families.

Corporation for National and Commuinity Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency committed to helping Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. The umbrella agency for Americorps, Seniorcorps, and other programs, they also have a resource guide for OST activities.

Council on Foundations
The Council on Foundations is a national nonprofit association of more than 1,700 grantmaking foundations and corporations. As the leading advocate for philanthropy, they strive to increase the effectiveness, stewardship, and accountability of the sector while providing members with the services and support they need to advance the common good.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Court Appointed Special Advocates speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are involved in the family courts. CASA does this by promoting and supporting quality volunteer advocacy to help assure each child a safe, permanent and nurturing home.

Creative Research & Evaluations

CR & E conducts evaluations for K-12 educators, universities, and community based programs for youth and adults. They bring together diverse teams of researchers in order to provide evaluation services that can improve your program identify outcomes, and highlight the voices and concerns of participants.

Curiosity Machine

This new online platform connects scientists and engineers directly to students, and provides students with access to content and mentoring that is critical in developing 21st century thinking skills.

Cyberbullying: The New Online Crime
This site offers extensive information about and documents pertaining to cyberbullying: its causes, its various forms, and its consequences.


Deans for Impact

Deans for Impact is a national organization composed of leaders of colleges of education and other programs who are working together to improve student learning and other outcomes. This website can be a great professional development resource for deans and senior administrators in higher education.

Developmental Studies Center 
Developmental Studies Center (DSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to children‘s academic, ethical, and social development. 

Docs for Tots
Docs For Tots is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, advocacy organization formed to encourage doctors to fulfill their important role as active advocates for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers on the national, state, and local level.

Dress for Success
The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Drexel University’s Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence
The mission of Drexel University's Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence is to create public awareness around the need for youth-focused, evidence-based efforts aimed at preventing youth violence from occurring in environments where youth grow, learn, and recreate.

The mission of is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.



Education Alliance
The Education Alliance promotes educational change to provide equitable opportunities for students to succeed. Its capabilities include: research, needs assessment and technical assistance. 

Education Development Center (EDC)
Education Development Center works to connect research, policy, and practice in the child care field. Collaborating with providers and partners around the globe, EDC seeks to advance learning and healthy development for individuals of all ages. is building a movement to tap the skills and experience of those in midlife and beyond to improve communities and the world. Its ultimate goal is to create a better future for young people and future generations. 

Engage CS Edu

Engage CS Edu's goal is to help grow a more diverse computing workforce by supporting the retention of women and other underrepresented groups in undergraduate computing education. Having a great experience in introductory computer science courses can be crucial to maintaining interest in the field.

Engineering Go For It (eGFI)

eGFI is a tool for teachers to use to boost their students' skills in math, science and engineering. The website gives ideas for enriching learning opportunities and allows individuals to sign up for their monthly newsletter.

Equal Measure

Equal Measure is an organization with expertise in evaluation and philanthropic services. They provide insights to private and community foundations, national and regional nonprofits, and government organizations.

Every Child Matters
The Every Child Matters Education Fund supports and provides opportunities for focused public attention on important children’s issues including: child abuse prevention, improved healthcare for low-income children, child care, early childhood education, after-school programs, and federal budget and tax decisions.

ExhibitFiles is an online community of exhibit practitioners building a shared collection of exhibition records and reviews. It's a place to connect with colleagues, find out about exhibits, and share your own experiences.

Expanded Learning & Afterschool
The Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project connects you with research, resources, and best practices for building affordable and sustainable approaches to expanding learning in your community.

ExpandED Schools
ExpandED Schools is a program run by The After-school Corporation (TASC), a nonprofit organization helping urban schools nationwide give kids more time, more ways, and more opportunities to learn so that everyone can succeed. Schools partner with community organizations to re-engineer the school day to deliver at least 1,600 hours of learning time, an increase of more than 35 percent compared to the average American school.



FabFems is a resource to get young girls connected to women in STEM fields. Women who are working, or have worked in the STEM fields can create a profile to expand girls’ career options, dispel stereotypes and spark their interests. Both women who want to be role models and girls looking for role models can use this website.

Fastweb is the premier online resource when it comes to paying for and preparing for school. They provide information for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult.


FieldTripZoom is an online service that allows you to search, order, schedule, and connect to hundreds of live interactive programs from museums, zoos, and historical sites that offer virtual classroom visits.

Fight Crime, Invest in Kids 
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is an anti-crime organization of over 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and violence survivors. The Organization takes a hard look at the research about what prevents kids from becoming criminals and put that information in the hands of policymakers and the general public.

Finance Project
The Finance Project serves as a comprehensive clearinghouse of information and technical assistance resources to support decision-making that produces and sustains good results for children, families, and communities.

Find Youth Info was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 12 Federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth.

First Book

First Book is a resource that can provide high-quality books and education resources for schools and programs serving kids in need. If you serve children from low-income families, First Book may be able to help with reading materials.

First Five Years Fund 
Through knowledge, data, advocacy, and collaboration, The First Five Years Fund helps elected officials, business leaders, and philanthropists see early childhood education as a solution for dramatically improving education, health, social, and economic outcomes—in the short-term and long-term.

First Signs
First Signs, Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and professionals about the early warning signs of autism and related disorders. 

Fiscal Management Associates (FMA)
FMA and the FMA Institute are dedicated to helping nonprofits strengthen their financial health through consulting, outsourcing, and training.

Focused Fitness
Focused Fitness administers the Five for Life Program, an articulate K-12 Health and Fitness program that links activity, exercise, health, fitness, fun, personal achievement and a general sense of well-being together to provide everyone with the opportunity for success.

Food Research and Action Center
FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty. Their website provides useful resources pertaining to afterschool nutrition programs.

Forum for Thought Blog

Operated by the American Youth Policy Forum, this blog highlights diverse points of view and information from the intersection of policy, practice, and research.

Forum For Youth Investment (FYI)
The Forum for Youth Investment is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are "Ready by 21" for college, work, and life. Ready by 21 is a set of innovative strategies developed by the Forum for Youth Investment that helps communities improve the odds that all children and youth will be ready for college, work and life. Ready by 21 also publishes several newslettersReady NewsReady Thoughts, and, Ready Partners.

Foundation Center
The Foundation Center 's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy.

Foundations Inc
Foundations Inc. is a national organization which has utilized its own tools, products, and working models to provide technical assistance to clients who cultivate student achievement during school and non-school hours.

From Discipline to Dialogue

This AYPF blog series highlights the research, policies, and practices that are transforming schools, supporting teachers, and empowering youth voice. Each blog asks a different question related to the problem of discipline disparities, all pointing to opportunities for positive relationships between teachers and students.

Frugal Dad
Frugal Dad is a comprehensive and informative resource focusing on issues of higher education and how to pay for it. The website allows users to search for colleges and their respective tuition.

The Future of Children
The Future of Children is a collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution. The mission of the Future of Children is to translate the best social science research about children and youth into information that is useful to policymakers, practitioners, grant-makers, advocates, the media, and students of public policy.


Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.

GenMove gives every child the experience of athletic achievement and tools to lead a healthy lifestyle, regardless of their physical limitations, athletic abilities, or past experiences. 

Girl Scouts
In Girl Scouts, members enjoy a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships. Girls at home and abroad participate introops and groups in more than 92 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas, and over 100 local Girl Scout councils offer girls the opportunity for membership across the United States.

Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. 


The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network advocates and educates decision makers and teachers about creating an inclusive climate for LGBT students. The organization's website provides resources for LGBT-inclusive curriculums, lesson plans on bullying, and professional development opportunities for educators to expand their understanding of the issues facing LGBT students.

GO FAR (Go Out For A Run)
GO FAR is designed as a 10-week comprehensive fitness program initiated to help combat childhood obesity. It is a flexible program that can be offered in the classroom, during a summer camp, or as an after- school program.

GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine

Better information, smarter decisions. From scholarships to college rankings and beyond, GoodCall makes information accessible and more digestible for consumers pursuing postsecondary education.

GreatNonprofits is a place to find trustworthy nonprofits. Their mission is to inspire and inform donors and volunteers, enable nonprofits to show their impact, and promote greater feedback and transparency. 

GuideStar maintains a national database of nonprofit organization which provides resources for those interested or involved in the world of philanthropy.

Guide to Teaching Careers, Certification and Programs

www. teachercertificationdegrees. com/careers/

This site offers resources for K-12 educators that are looking to advance in the field.  It provides a search engine to look for programs in your area, reviews of programs, tips for professionals entering the teaching profession, a list of popular teaching careers, links to teacher blogs, and much more.


Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP)
The Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) develops, tests and communicates methods that promote continuous improvement and accountability; promote diversity, program and system complexity, and outcomes measurement and attainment through evaluation practices; expand and strengthen the professional development base of those who work directly with children and families; and provide policymakers, practitioners, and foundations with research and information to guide them as they fund new strategies and strengthen existing initiatives.

Harvard School of Health Prevention Research Center
The HPRC is part of a national network of 37 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since 1998, the HPRC has participated in drawing national attention to the need for replicable, effective strategies to improve nutrition and physical activity and prevent obesity using a social ecological perspective.

Hauser Institute for Civil Society
The Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University seeks to expand understanding and accelerate critical thinking about the leadership of nonprofit and non-governmental organizations through the key goals of research, education, and practice.

Healthy Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults through their Healthy Children website.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities
Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) whose primary goal is to implement healthy eating and active living policy and environmental change initiatives that can support healthier communities for children and families across the United States.

Healthy Kids Out of School
Healthy Kids Out of School is an initiative of ChildObesity180 in collaboration with Tufts University, through which universal nutrition and physical activity principles have been compiled from a broad list of evidence-based recommendations for combating childhood obesity. 

Healthy Out-of-School Time Coalition

This site, as a part of the National Institute of Out-of-School Time aims to foster health and well-being practices in after school programs nationwide by using science based standards for healthy eating, physical activity, screen time, and social supports for these behaviors. They offer several resources for healthy living in OST.

Healthy Teen Network
Healthy Teen Network is devoted to making a difference in the lives of teens and young families. We are a national organization focused on adolescent health and well-being with an emphasis on teen pregnancy prevention, teen pregnancy, and teen parenting.

HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public outreach organization that works towards a world in which all educational settings use active participatory learning so everyone has a chance to succeed in life and contribute to society.

How to Smile

How to Smile is a collection of the best educational materials on the web and creating learning activities, tools, and services. All activities are designed especially for those who teach school-aged kids in non-classroom settings. They are a group of science museums dedicated to bringing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) out of the academic cloister and into the wider world.


iCivics creates free and innovative educational materials. In 2009, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded iCivics to reverse Americans’ declining civic knowledge and participation. In just two years, iCivics has produced 16 educational video games as well as vibrant teaching materials that have been used in classrooms in all 50 states.

Immunization Action Coalition
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services.

Indiegogo is a crowdfunding solution that empowers ideas and enables people to donate funds easily. They provide industry leading tools and support to help you promote your campaign and raise funds quickly, easily and securely.

Informal Science recently launched an updated evaluation page designed to make evaluation resources more accessible to informal STEM learning professionals. The new page visually highlights resources to help both veterans and those new to the community develop evaluation plans and proposals, iteratively inform projects, and disseminate evaluation findings.

The ING Foundation
The ING Foundation is the charitable giving arm of ING U.S. The Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations addressing a variety of community needs and resources. In their grant-making, they maintain the following three primary giving priorities: children’s education, financial education, and physical education.

Inside Online Degrees
Inside Online Degrees aims to provide those prospective students with information straight from the source - compiling an ever growing series of interviews with past and current online students.


Institute for the Study of Youth Sports
The mission of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports is to provide leadership, scholarship, and outreach that “transforms” the face of youth sports in ways that maximize the beneficial physical, psychological, and social effects of participation for children and youth while minimizing detrimental effects.


Intercultural Development Research Association 
IDRA is an independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to assuring educational opportunity for every child.


Iridescent has recently released an online platform of STEM cirriculum to help scientists and engineers to better connect with students and enable them to create together. The premise of the platform revolves around three key concepts: curiosity, courage, and persistence toward a solution.



Journal of Adolescent Health

A multidisciplinary scientific Journal, which seeks to publish new research findings in the field of Adolescent Medicine and Health ranging from the basic biological and behavioral sciences to public health and policy.

Journal of Youth Development
The Journal of Youth Development ~ Bridging Research and Practice focuses on the development of school-aged youth through the transition to adulthood (ages 6-22), and features original research, best practices in youth development programming, innovative research and evaluation methods and strategies, and reviews of resources of interest to youth development researchers and practitioners.

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

JJIE offers empirically supported information provided by professional journalists and engaged community members to help people better understand issues impacting youth in America - both singularly and as part of a larger child welfare, mental health and educational ecosystem. 



KaBOOM! constructs innovative kid-inspired playspaces, shares knowledge and tools, and works to build a national movement to save play.


Kesa Kivel

Kivel, an artist, educator, and social justice activist, has compiled curricula on feminist issues for girls and young women. Her three programs are available for free on her website.

KIDS Count
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children. 

KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

Kids' Sport Psychology
Kids Sports Psychology provides sports parents, coaches, and educators with the cutting edge programs for enhancing parenting and youth coaching skills to boost kids' mental game toughness and success in sports.

Kids With Food Allergies Foundation
Kids With Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. One of the unique ways they provide this help is through our award-winning online community. Their community is the largest online support community for families raising children with food allergies, and it's free.

Konopka Institute
The Konopka Institute is built on a foundation of research that articulates what has been demonstrated to be effective in healthy youth development.


Law and Justice Program  
Developed by the Education Development Center, Inc., the Law and Justice Program includes innovative curriculum and research-based professional development. It is comprised of two courses: Foundations in Law and Foundations in Criminal Justice. 

Learning Point Associates
Learning Point Associates works to improve teaching and boost learning in schools across the country by offering research findings and direct experiences that inform funding, policy and programming decisions.

Let the Children Play!

An independent database of outdoor play and learning activities for young children.

Let's Get Ready
Let's Get Ready addresses the inequalities and obstacles low-income students face in attaining a college education, empowering them to reach opportunity and success.

Let's Move in School 
Let’s Move! is a collaborative initiative to boost physical activity in our nation’s schools.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
LISC model assembles private and public resources and directs it to locally-defined priorities nationwide. Their unique structure enables local organizations to access national resources and expertise and their funding partners to leverage investment and achieve an impact that is truly remarkable. LISC is the largest community development support organization in the country.

LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.
LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) provides innovative educational programming to high-need students throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including in Philadelphia.


Make-A-Wish Foundation
Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

Map My Community 
Map My Community's interactive mapping tool allows you to locate federally supported youth programs in your community.

Mathematica provides services in program evaluation, objective policy research and interpretation, sophisticated survey design and data collection, and comprehensive performance measurement and data management. Policy areas include early childhood, education, and family support.

MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation — from reducing poverty and bolstering economic self-sufficiency to improving public education and college graduation rates. MDRC designs promising new interventions, evaluates existing programs using the highest research standards, and provides technical assistance to build better programs and deliver effective interventions at scale.

MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership
MENTOR works with a strong network of state and local Mentoring Partnerships to leverage resources and provide the support and tools that mentoring organizations need to effectively serve young people in their communities. 

Metis Associates
Metis Associates is a national research and consulting firm experienced in evaluation, information technology, and grant development with a wide range of clients committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of children, families, and communities. 

Mobility International USA 
MIUSA is a cross-disability organization serving those with cognitive, hearing, learning, mental health, physical, systemic, vision, and other disabilities.


The National Adolescent Health Information and Innovation Center
The National Adolescent Health Information and Innovation Center at the University of California, San Francisco, serves as a national resource for adolescent health information and research.

National Afterschool Association (NAA)
The National AfterSchool Association, formerly the National School-Age Care Alliance (NSACA), is a national membership organization whose mission is to support quality programs for school-age children and youth in their out-of-school hours.

National Alliance for Youth Sports
The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) is America's leading advocate for positive and safe sports and activities for children.

National Art Education Association
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) advances visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
NAESP, founded in 1921, is a professional organization serving elementary and middle school principals and other education leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas.

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA)
NAE4-HA offers youth development professionals the best in professional development, an inclusive and supportive network, and integration of scholarship, research, and practice.

National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE)

NAFSCE, founded in September 2014, is the first membership association focused solely on advancing family, school, and community engagement (FSCE). 

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.

National Association of State Boards of Education
The National Association of State Boards of Education exists to serve and strengthen State Boards of Education in their pursuit of high levels of academic achievement for all students.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

The National Campaign is dedicated to ensuring that children are born in to stable and committed two-parent households. Its database contains research reports, publications on effective programming, fact sheets, videos, podcasts, PowerPoints, and other materials.

National Center for Charitable Statistics

The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Data is compiled into customizable reports by sector and region and also summarized into briefs.

National Center for Children in Poverty
The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is one of the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

National Center for Quality Afterschool
The National Center for Quality Afterschool develops tools and resources to help afterschool practitioners improve their ability to create and implement activities that support student learning.

National Center for Research on Teacher Learning
TheNCRTL operated from 1985 to 1995, supported in part by major grants from the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, US Department of Education. Based in the College of Education at Michigan State University, its mission was to provide leadership in the field of teacher education research. The site is active to help disseminate the research that was produced at the NCRTL facility. All publications produced by the Center are available at this website.

National Center on Time and Learning

The National Center on Time & Learning is dedicated to expanding learning time to improve student achievement and enable a well-rounded education for all children. 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.

National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity 
The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity's mission is to unite the strengths of public, private, and industry efforts into collaborative partnerships that inspire and empower all Americans to lead more physically active lifestyles.

National Community Education Association (NCEA)
The National Community Education Association’s (NCEA) mission is to provide leadership to those who build learning communities in response to individual and community needs.

National Council of Youth Sports
The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) has represents more than 200 organizations/corporations serving 60,000,000 boys and girls registered in organized youth sports programs. NCYS advocates healthy lifestyles and safe environments for stronger neighborhoods and communities. 

National Education Association
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

The National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health 
The National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health (NIIAH or the National Initiative) is a collaborative effort to improve the health, safety, and well-being of adolescents and young adults ages 10–24 years.

National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST)
The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) has successfully brought national attention to the importance of children’s out-of-school time, influenced policy, increased standards and professional recognition, and spearheaded community action aimed at improving the availability, quality, and viability of programs serving children and youth.

National League of Cities
The National League of Cities represents over 1600 cities and towns across the United States. The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States.  Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance.

National Mentoring Center 
The National Mentoring Center at Education Northwest is one of the nation's premier training and technical assistance providers for youth mentoring programs and initiatives.

National Network of Statewide Afterschool Networks
Focused on the core components of afterschool and expanded learning opportunities—engaged learning, school-community partnerships and family involvement. Use this website to learn about how the national network accomplishes this important work, access valuable resources on afterschool and expanded learning and reach out to your statewide afterschool network.

National Nursing Centers Consortium
The National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) supports nurse-led care and nurses at the front lines of care. Because of their education and their community connections, advanced practice nurses today are able to deliver high quality and cost-effective services to our most vulnerable populations, the poor and the uninsured. Our member health clinics, run by nurse practitioners, demonstrate this by providing community-based care that is sensitive to patient needs and concerns.

National Organizations for Youth Safety
NOYS is a collaboration of over 70 national, youth-serving organizations, including non-profit organizations, business and industry leaders, and government agencies, with the common goal of promoting safe and healthy behaviors among our nation's youth. The coalition meets in a round table forum approximately 2-3 times per year.

National Parent Teacher Association
National PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools.

National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated (NRCCFI)
In 2006, the Federal Resource Center on Children of Prisoners merged with the Family and Corrections Network to create the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated (NRCCFI). The mission of NRCCFI is to uphold the value of families of the incarcerated and provide support to programs that serve them. Also, they provide an internet-based resource calledChildren of Prisoners Library (CPL) that provides free information sheets designed for people serving children of prisoners and their caregivers.

National School Boards Association
NSBA advocates local school boards as the ultimate expression of grassroots democracy.

National Staff Development Council (NSDC)
The National Staff Development Council (NSDC) is the largest non-profit professional association committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement.

National Staff Development and Training Association

NSDTA builds professional and organizational capacity in the human services through a national network of membership sharing ideas and resources on organizational development, staff development, and training.

National Summer Learning Association
The National Summer Learning Association (formerly the Center for Summer Learning) develops, evaluates, and disseminates model summer learning programs, stimulates research, and builds public support to ensure that all children have access to learning opportunities during the summer months.

National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC)
For more than 20 years, the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) has been a leader in the service-learning movement--linking youths, educators, and communities in redefining the role of young people from recipients of information and resources to valuable, contributing members of society. Also, NYLC publishes two newsletters to which you can subscribe: NYLC News Flash and The Leader.

National Youth Sports
National Youth Sports is a franchised business that organizes and operates recreational youth sports leagues offering many popular youth sports such as baseball, t-ball, basketball, cheerleading, softball, volleyball, soccer and football for children ages 3 through 16.

NetSmartz Workshop
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities, and to plan for successful futures. 

No Kid Hungry

This site addresses the difficult statistics and facts about children that are starving in our country. It offers real solutions of what our schools can do to solve this problem and improve the lives of students all over the country.

Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, Inc. (NEW)
NEW’s mission is to help nonprofits succeed by strengthening nonprofit management and offering solutions to issues facing the nonprofit community.

Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF)
NFF serves as a development finance institution for nonprofit organizations by providing financing and advisory services. Also, by joining NFF’s listserv, you can receive timely, informative, and engaging intelligence about news and information for funders and nonprofits.

Nonprofit Hub

Nonprofit Hub offers a library of resources that help nonprofits improve fundraising strategies, launch nonprofits, and develop a brand through webinars, a magazine, a weekly newsletter, and Nonprofit Hub University, an online course on fundraising.

Nonprofit Innovation of the Week
Nonprofit Innovation of the Week, available through the Leader to Leader Institute, recognizes nonprofit innovations, shares short descriptions of the programs, and invites subscribers to visit the sites for complete summaries and contact information.

The Nonprofit Technology Network
NTEN facilitates the exchange of knowledge and information within the community. They connect their members to each other, provide professional development opportunities, educate their constituency on issues of technology use in nonprofits, and spearhead groundbreaking research, advocacy, and education on technology issues affecting the entire community.

North West Regional Educational Library (NWREL)
NWREL improves educational results for children, youth, and adults by providing research and development assistance in delivering equitable, high-quality educational programs.


Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. aggregates the best free and open courseware for students and professionals, all in a conveniently searchable online courseware platform.

Open Education Database 
Open Education Database provides a comprehensive collection of online college rankings and free courses. They also provide a tool for career exploration, including a degree finder and salary statistics for various career fields like those related to STEM and healthcare.

OpportunityKnocks is a national online job board, HR resource, and career development destination focused exclusively on the nonprofit community.

Out of School Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative (OSNAP)

This website will help guide you through the process of improving out-of-school time program practices and policies related to healthy foods, drinks and physical activity. They offer assessments and training for your organization.

Out of School Time Professional Development Center

The OSTPD Center has partnered with the National Afterschool Association (NAA), Child Care Aware, and CypherWorx to offer the latest in Out of School Time training for OST professionals.

Outward Bound
Outward Bound serves youth, teens, and adults with wilderness expeditions and other innovative programming in the America's most beautiful wilderness areas, in classrooms, city parks and in boardrooms. They have programs designed for specific groups, such as struggling youth, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and professional groups.


Pathfinder brings together in one place all the job and professional development opportunities available to the dedicated people who work in afterschool, expanded learning time, and youth programs in New York State.

PBS and its member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts, and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS's educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way.Their separate webpages for kids (including PBS KIDSKIDS GO!, and KIDS PLAY!), parents, and teachers provide a multitude of useful resources.

People Interested in Zippy and ZAny Zcribbling (PIZZAZ)

PIZZAZ has been an online resource since 1995 from Leslie Opp-Beckman for scribblers and teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).


Play Like a Champion

A program out of the University of Notre Dame, Play Like a Champion works with coaches, parents, and administrators around the country to develop ethically responsible sports leaders and to promote character development through sports. They offer on-site clinics and workshops, online courses, and an annual Summer Leadership Conference at Notre Dame.

Play Positive

Play Positive features articles and similar resources for parents, coaches, partners, and other youth sports stakeholders.

Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that transforms schools by providing play and physical activity at recess and throughout the school day.


Pop Warner Little Scholars
Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is a non-profit organization that provides youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in 42 states and several countries around the world.


Positive Coaching Alliance
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit with the mission to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition
The President’s Council engages, educates, and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. The President’s Council is made up of athletes, chefs, physicians, fitness professionals, and educators who are appointed by the President and serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Professor Garfield

Professor Garfield foundation's mission is to be a world leader in the direct, free delivery of innovative digital learning content with emphasis on children's literacy and creative expression. This site creates fun and educational interactive activities and games where kids can play and learn at the same time.

Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency (PEAR)
PEAR is dedicated to making meaningful theoretical and practical contributions to youth development, school reform, and prevention.  PEAR takes a developmental approach to the study of new models of effective afterschool programming, and incorporates educational, health, public policy, and psychological perspectives.

Promising Practice in After School (PPAS) 
PPAS identifies and shares practices and activities that work in afterschool programs. Join their listserv to communicate with your peers, ask questions, and share resources.

Providence After School Alliance
The mission of PASA is to expand and improve after-school opportunities for the youth of Providence by organizing a system to ensureall youth access to high-qualityafter-school programs and learning opportunities.


RAND Corporation 
RAND research on children covers the prenatal period up to age 18 and includes areas such as child health and the role of the family unit, neighborhoods, and communities in influencing child well-being. RAND's family-focused research covers additional topics such as marriage and divorce, senior care, and family finances.

Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and to encourage families to read together.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)
RIF is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. We prepare and motivate children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most.

Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Also, you can subscribe to any of their various weekly and monthly newsletters.


RWT's mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials for grades K-12. serves as a resource for those seeking information about local drug, alcohol, and other addiction treatment programs nationwide.

Research for Better Schools
RBS' mission is to help schools and other education organizations to improve student learning, teacher content and pedagogical knowledge, and operational effectiveness. RBS carries out this mission by developing and delivering high quality, useful, and evidence-based services and products.


Safe Schools Coalition

The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership that supports LGBT youth by providing resources to schools, raising community awareness, providing skill-based training for educators, and serving as a advisory resource.

Safe Start Initiative
The Safe Start Initiative is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The goal of the Safe Start Initiative is to broaden the knowledge of and promote community investment in evidence-based strategies for reducing the impact of children's exposure to violence.

SCE / Susan Crown Exchange, Inc.

Through three primary programs - digital learning, social and emotional learning, and catalyst grants - SCE connects talent and innovation with forces for positive change. 

School Superintendents Association 
AASA, the School Superintendents Association, is a professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders that advocates for the highest quality public education for all students, and develops and supports school system leaders.

Search Institute
Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities.

SEDL (formerly The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory) works with educators, parents, community members, and policymakers to build or find strategies and tools to improve teaching and learning. The SEDL National Center for Quality Afterschoolhelps state education agencies and local practitioners develop high-quality, balanced programs that provide a safe and fun environment for academic enrichment as well as youth development activities. SEDL produces several publications such as SEDL Monthly e-bulletin and SEDL Letter.

Shaping America’s Youth
Shaping America’s Youth (SAY) is a national cross-sector initiative to promote childhood and adolescent physical activity, balanced nutrition, and healthy lifestyles.

Share Literacy

Share Literacy is a national non-profit dedicated to providing literacy services for at-risk children through discounted books and home literacy kits.

Social Solutions
Social Solutions is the leading provider of performance management software for human services, connecting efforts to outcomes, people to social services, and service providers and communities to funders. 

Society for Research in Child Development
The Society is a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association with a membership of approximately 5,500 researchers, practitioners, and human development professionals from over 50 countries. The purposes of the Society are to promote multidisciplinary research in the field of human development, to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals of various disciplines, and to encourage applications of research findings.

SparkAction, an online journalism and advocacy center, gathers, synthesizes, and promotes the best information on a range of child and youth issues across the development spectrum, from organizations and leaders across the country. Sign up to receive their newsletterSparkUpdate.

SPARK Program
Spark is the only youth empowerment program in the country that addresses the dropout crisis by re-engaging at-risk students through hands-on, individualized apprenticeships. is a key resource for parents and educators who want to master the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education. Its expert writers cover everything from early intervention to ISFPs; IEPs and RTI, inclusion, classroom and behavior management; disability profiles for each category under IDEA and a Special Education Dictionary to master “SPED” jargon.

Start A Snowball, Inc.

Start A Snowball, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to empowering kids to engage in philanthropy. It provides funding for individuals and groups (classrooms, youth groups, etc.) to use as "seed money" for community-benefiting projects, and lets kids tell their stories of service to provide inspiration for others.


State Child Welfare Policy Database

This easy-to-use website provides state-by-state policy information on a range of child welfare topics. Visitors can access up-to-date information on individual state policies and can compare their own state's policies to those of other states.

Statewide Afterschool Networks
This Web site has been developed to support the work of the Mott Foundation funded Statewide Afterschool Networks. Resources include: access network coverings, media, new network lead packets and other information.

Statistics in Schools

Statistics in Schools, from U.S. Census Bureau, invites you to educate your students about the value and everyday use of statistics. The SIS program provides resources for teaching and learning with real life data. Explore the site for standards-aligned, classroom-ready activities.

STEM Everywhere Video Series

Explore STEM education in settings beyond the classroom walls, and see how opportunities to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are all around us. From science-based internships, to student-run makerspaces, to after-school activities, STEM is everywhere. provides information from various government agencies on what bullying iswhat cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying., a Wallace Foundation website, provides users who want to develop their nonprofit financial management muscle with more than 60 free how-tos and tools and articles assembled by Fiscal Management Associates, a leading national consulting firm building nonprofit fiscal strength.

Student Paths
Student Paths partners with schools and educators to share its passion for better preparing students for their future in college, career, and life readiness.

Student Science

A resource of the Society for Science and the Public, this site features information ranging from students studying luminescent fish to fun facts about the Eiffel Tower.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency

SAMHSA hosts various national substance abuse awareness campaigns throughout the year and produces publications about engaging conversations about these topics.


Summer Search
The mission of Summer Search is to find resilient low-income high school students and inspire them to become responsible and altruistic leaders by providing year- round mentoring, life-changing summer experiences, college advising, and a lasting support network.


TCC Group
TCC Group's mission is to develop strategies and programs that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, and corporate citizenship programs to achieve social impact.

Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook
Editorial Projects in Education Is the independent, nonprofit publisher of Education Week and other high-quality print and online products on K-12 education. EPE's mission is to raise awareness and understanding of critical issues facing American schools. It is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Teaching for Change

Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world. By drawing direct connections to real world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens., home of the National History Education Clearinghouse, is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has created with the goal of making history content, teaching strategies, resources, and research accessible.

Teaching Tolerance
Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations, and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. They provide free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners. Also, they publish a weekly newsletter for educators interested in anti-bias issues and related classroom materials.

TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of free global education resources. Resources cover grades PK-12, are interdisciplinary (social studies, science, math, English/language arts, foreign/world languages), and align with standards. The lesson plans, stories, and multimedia cover topics ranging from the Millennium Development Goals to Water and Sanitation. provides resources, such as “99 Tools for Online Teaching,” to help make things clearer when it comes to online education and higher education in general.

Trans Student Educational Resources

Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER) is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. TSER supplies trans-related information and support for teachers, advocacy organizations, and promotes trans awareness in the media. Their website includes model policies, infographics, and a resource database for websites and LGBTQ youth camps.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. The Trevor Project runs a 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, workshops for youths and ally adults, and other community resources to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues, mental health concerns, and suicide prevention.

Tuition Funding Sources

TFS provides free access to one of the largest scholarship databases, including information on financial aid programs and career assessment tools. Sign up to learn about 7 million scholarships totaling more than $41 billion to help pay for college.



The Ultimate Sports Parent
The Ultimate Sports Parent website provides sports parents and coaches practical advice and tips on how to improve young athletes’ confidence, success and happiness in sports with simple sports psychology strategies.

United States Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Adolescent Health
The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents to enable them to become healthy, productive adults. OAH also has many resources related to healthy relationships.

United States Dream Academy
The U.S. Dream Academy is a national after-school enrichment program that provides homework assistance, character building, healthy eating education, healthy snacks, the use of technology, and mentoring to children of incarcerated parents and children falling behind in school.

The United Way Out-of-School Time Kit
This toolkit is a resource to United Ways and their community partners who seek to deepen their out-of-school time efforts so that more young people have access to quality programs.

United We Serve, the online home of United We Serve, is managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency charged with promoting and fostering volunteering and national service in America.

Up2Us supports youth development programs that use sports to improve the lives of kids across the country.

Upward Bound
Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.

The Urban Institute
The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government. Policy areas include Children and Youth, Families and Parenting, and Education.

USA Funds
USA Funds is a nonprofit corporation that works to enhance postsecondary education preparedness, access, and success by providing and supporting financial and other valued services.


Vera Institute of Justice
Vera works to promote the well-being and safety of children and youth by making the government systems they are involved in more equitable and humane in policy and practice.

Voices for America’s Children
Voices for America’s Children is the nation’s largest network of multi-issue child advocacy organizations. They lead advocacy efforts at the community, state, and federal levels to improve the lives of all children, especially those most vulnerable, and their families.

Vote Kids
The Vote Kids Action Fund is a Political Action Committee devoted to making children a political priority and demanding that public officials support better policies for kids.


The Wallace Foundation 
The Wallace Foundation is a grantmaking and resource organization focusing on education and enrichment programs for children, particularly those living in distressed urban areas. They also develop and test promising ideas on the ground, study the results, research related issues – and share what they learn broadly to help improve children’s lives.

We Can! 
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) is a national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight.

What’s New at the Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE)
What’s New at FINE (Family Involvement Network of Educators), sponsored by the Harvard family Research Project (HFRP), represents a national network of over 3,000 people interested in promoting strong partnerships between children's educators, their families, and their communities.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a grantmaking organization with emphases on the following areas: Education & Learning; Food, Health & Well-Being; and Family Economic Security.

Women’s Sports Foundation 
Women's Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.



Y-Coach provides a database of coaching information geared towards young athletes.

YMCA Black Achievers Program
The YMCA Black Achievers program of the YMCA of the USA is an academic achievement/career development initiative purposed to help teens of color set and pursue high educational and career goals, resulting in graduation and acceptance to an institution of higher learning.

Youth Development Insight Blog
In this blog, youth development educators offer their views on what is happening in the field of youth development, with an eye to evidence-based research, written by themselves and others in our field. Comments are welcomed.

Youth Fitness Coalition
Youth Fitness Coalition's Project ACES program (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) underscores the need for daily, quality physical education in our schools.

Youth Giving

Youth Giving is a unique gathering place where young people and adults interested in grantmaking can explore stories of giving, learn from experts, and discover opportunities to raise their voices.

Youth Sports Club
Youth Sports Club strives to provide youth sports' parents and coaches the very best instructional tools and equipment on the market.

Youth Sports Research Council
The Youth Sports Research Council develops, synthesizes, and disseminates scientific research about the influence of physical activity and organized sports on the healthy development of children and adolescents.


Youth Sports Safety Alliance
The Youth Sports Safety Alliance works to raise awareness, advance legislation, and improve medical care for young athletes across the country. The YSSA was spearheaded by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and now includes more than 70 member organizations.

Youth Today
Youth Today is the only independent, nationally distributed newspaper that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

Youth Today OST Hub

The OST Hub provides resources, research, articles, program examples, and professional development opportunities in the field of out-of-school time (OST). The Hub topics change with trends in the field, but are currently “Language and Literacy,” “Program Quality,” and “Youth Leadership”.

You for Youth
This 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.


ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.