SXSWedu 2015

Making it Matter: Real-World Learning Afterschool


Sparking interests and fueling passions, afterschool programs create pathways of opportunity. In communities youth experience the real-world through hands-on programs, internships and experts. We believe students today will be college and career ready; now is the time to engage afterschool to make the promise a reality. Speakers will share about Linked Learning, global learning and competency-based learning done in afterschool where youth gain skills, knowledge, credit and embrace their future.

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  1. Panel discussants will provide an overview of how afterschool and expanded learning opportunities not only provide children and youth with the “pathway to opportunity” but also the space to explore their individual interests and passions.
  2. Participants will discuss how students can gain real-world experiences through partnerships, internships and connections to workforce professionals, and build vital job readiness skills for future success.
  3. Panel discussants will consider lessons learned and strategies employed by foundations, programs and networks as they support youth in developing the 21st century skills they need to be successful in college, the workforce and life.



Terri Ferinde Dunham, Partner, Collaborative Communications Group

Meta Information:

  • Tags: education
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Achievement Gaps & Educational Equality
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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