Resources to Promote Belonging and Inclusion

The Afterschool Alliance, Every Hour Counts, and the National AfterSchool Association are pleased to present this set of resources to help afterschool and summer learning providers fight hate and promote love in their communities. All over the country, afterschool leaders and professionals like you are standing up to promote a sense of belonging and inclusion, fighting for safe places now, and for peaceful and prosperous futures free from bigotry and hate. We hold diversity — in cultures, gender, spoken languages, sexual orientation, religion, race and ethnic backgrounds — as a treasure to be honored and celebrated in our communities. Together, we will make sure that young people across the country feel safe and supported. Whether you are a new or experienced practitioner, frontline staff, youth leader, or intermediary and city leader, it is critical for all of us to understand the role these events play in the lives of so many young people with whom we work.