Each day, millions of professionals and volunteers work with young people in the many settings where youth play, learn, and grow outside of the school day, yet we have little collective information about this essential workforce. The recently launched Power of Us Workforce Survey provides an important opportunity for the youth fields workforce, across sectors and geographies, to contribute to a national effort to explore, define, and elevate their profession. If you are a present or former youth-serving professional or volunteer, your participation in this national effort is invaluable to informing future policy, practice, and research to support the youth fields workforce. We hope you’ll take the survey today!
A separate survey being conducted by Afterschool Alliance aims to help tell the story of the ways COVID-19 continues to impact programs and the kids and families served. The survey, which focuses on how the pandemic has affected winter/spring programming, will provide funders, policy makers, education leaders, and the overall public with information to understand the current supports offered by afterschool and summer learning programs, as well as the current challenges and needs. The survey closes at 11:59 PM PT on April 10 – so please take a moment today to respond. You may even be selected to win a $50 cash prize!
Both surveys present an important opportunity for voices across the youth-serving field to be heard. I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities!
With gratitude for our youth work field,