Supporting young people’s mental health requires a comprehensive, coordinated effort across all levels of their care. Out-of-school time programs play a central role in supporting a young person’s mental health and should be seen as a core component in the mental health system for young people. Youth development staff are the caring adults that help youth heal from trauma and are also their advocates when we notice youth who are in distress. Engage with the OST Wellness Network to create collectively support and improve the mental health and wellness of young people in California.
Summer TA Network Project
The Summer Technical Assistance Network Project prepares program staff to run the highest quality summer programs for youth. Participating sites gain training and tools that maximize their effectiveness and technical assistance to help them implement everything they learn.
English Learning Training and Professional Development Project
Our English Learner Training and Professional Development Project is an intensive program that strengthens the capacity of youth providers to deliver high quality, intentional and inclusive programming that meets the needs of young people who are developing their English language skills.
This project is offered in partnership with Development Without Limits West and Public Profit.
All children need social-emotional skills to thrive in school, work and life. Out-of-school time (OST) programs play an important role in helping young people develop confidence, problem-solving skills, self-management, and interpersonal skills. These trainings equip OST staff to support young people in developing these skills.
Science Action Club
Through games, projects, and hands-on citizen science, youth in SAC investigate nature, document their discoveries, connect with scientists, and design strategies to protect our planet. Educators receive professional development training on SAC kits, guidebooks, and best practices for teaching science in the informal learning environment.
Discount Training Modules
CalSAC is excited to offer a $100 discount through June 2019 on our modules that support social-emotional learning and character development. 39 of our modules are eligible for this special discount. Request your on-site training by March 31st to receive this special discount!
Energenius OST Program®
Energenius® Out-of-School Time Program is an environmental stewardship curriculum designed to ignite a passion for science, fueling a new generation of innovators and environmental stewards. The curriculum is designed to engage youth to think about how they use energy, how energy is measured, paid for, ways to save energy and practice influencing others to take energy-saving actions. Engage youth in cultivating an environmentalist identity and explore new strategies to engage families in youths’ learning. Additionally, the curriculum is uniquely and intentionally designed to engage families in energy and water conservation habits.