This webpage contains campaign materials encouraging members of the K-12 community to visit SchoolSafety.gov and use its resources and tools to create safe and supportive learning environments for students and educators. The webpage includes an animated video, communications toolkit, infographics, social media posts, and graphics. Learn more.
Application Due Date: September 29, 2023, 11:59 pm ET
CDC DASH is conducting a Youth Empowerment Project to demonstrate and learn about best practices for school district Youth Advisory Councils (YACs) to engage youth as partners in planning, implementing, and evaluating activities that address structural barriers to adolescent health and well-being.
An application process in September-October will result in the selection of the districts. Each district will receive start-up funding, training, and technical assistance from DASH’s contractor, American Institutes for Research (AIR), from Fall 2023 through Summer 2024. This is the final project period for recruitment. We encourage any interested school district to submit an application. Both previously funded school districts and/or those who have expressed an interest in prior years are eligible to apply for this project. View a PDF of the application to help you prepare to apply. Learn more and apply.
During these webinars, National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) partners will:
Receive tips and strategies for implementing NRPM events and activities
Learn how to use NRPM tools
Learn how to increase engagement on social media
Discover ways to maximize the impact of these efforts at the community level
Webinars will occur on these days:
September 7 - Introduction to NRPM 2023
September 14 - NRPM Resources
September 28 - Hosting Creative and Informative Events
October 5 - Securing Media Coverage & Local Support
October 19 - Tips & Tricks for Social Media Success
Dates: September 12, 19, and 26, 2023, 12:00–5:30 pm ET
This three-day virtual summit will bring together national, state, and local leaders to address the crisis of declining mathematics achievement of students in grades K-12. Experts will discuss strategies for mathematics instruction and academic interventions, highlight solutions rooted in research and successful classroom practices, and explore emerging resources. The Summit will address these six themes across Pre-K–3, 4–8, and 9–12 grade-level spans:
Increasing Opportunities to Learn and Raising Expectations for All
Strategies for Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners
High-Dosage Tutoring and Other Academic Recovery Strategies
Learning Progressions and High School Pathways
Language and Mathematics
Leveraging STEAM Applications for In-Demand Careers
This resource summarizes proceedings from a workshop on best practices for providing and supporting adolescent health services. The workshop discussed communication strategies related to the mental, emotional, and behavioral health of adolescents and featured a panel of youth representatives who shared their own experiences related to mental, emotional, and behavioral health. Learn more.
This toolkit supports out-of-school time (OST) and school-age child care system leaders, technical assistance associates, and program providers. The toolkit provides resources for system and program leaders on these topics:
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Mental Health Support
Family Engagement Strategies
This toolkit can be used as a supplement for OST programming and curricula or as a standalone resource to clarify your SEL and mental health learning practices and supports. Learn more.
The third season of Awkward Conversations empowers parents and caregivers with knowledge, awareness, and actionable insights to raise drug-free kids and navigate the challenges of modern-day parenting. New episodes drop each Wednesday. The first two episodes of the season are:
The School Liaison Program seeks to build a support network to provide the best possible education experience for military-connected children and youth. The program offers an array of services and resources to support students, parents, installation leadership, schools, and communities. They inform parents about local schools, graduation requirements, afterschool programs, homeschooling, and more. Learn more.
This infographic (PDF, 6 pages) provides an overview of LGBTQIA2S+ youth experiencing homelessness, effects of housing instability on youth identifying as LGBTQIA2S+, family support, mental health challenges, and adversities specific to LGBTQIA2S+. The infographic also provides resources and support services specific to LGBTQIA2S+ youth experiencing homelessness. Learn more.
Date: November 29, 2023–December 1, 2023
Location: Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Seattle, WA
The 2023 Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance (RHYTTAC) 2023 National Grantee Training is being held in person for the first time in three years. This year’s theme, Together: Equity, Creativity, & Youth Leadership, highlights the importance of creating spaces for young people to be engaged in developing positive and affirming social connections with peers and adults. Learn more.
Grants.gov Deadline: September 28, 2023, 11:59 pm ET
JustGrants Deadline: October 10, 2023, 8:59 pm ET
This initiative will fund state and local jurisdictions that have high rates of youth incarceration to develop a continuum of care that includes a focus on positive youth development, prevention, diversion, and treatment services. Learn more and apply.
This resource (PDF, 25 pages) is the second in a series of five briefs on the key considerations facing educational leaders as they work to build and sustain core digital infrastructure for learning. This brief highlights cybersecurity recommendations and promising practices from states and districts across the country. The series is designed to provoke conversations; challenge conventions; deepen understanding; and provide recommendations to help build, augment, and sustain digital infrastructure supportive of learning no matter the location. Learn more.