Tools for your belt and drops for your bucket


As professional we know how important it is for you to constantly meet the needs of your students. We also know how important it is to keep yourself inspired and restored.These resources are a mix of both.


National Afterschool Association

Belonging to a professional membership organization creates a sense of community and allows conversation and collaboration between like-minded folks. Join today!


Website launch! We are thrilled to announce the incredible kid-grit website is up! And we want to hear from you! If you love it, you can: send us a note and then copy and paste into your social media platforms and share it with your colleagues and friends!

Afterschool Alliance

This is your one-stop shop for everything you need to lobby for your program! Materials, data, sample letters and PD for your staff!

Find the Awesome in Everyday!

Create a community of positivity with the staff and students at your site. Checking this blog often will help you celebrate the amazing moments life has to offer. Consider creating an 'Awesome Things' list of your own!

National Science Teachers Association

This membership organization offers free lessons, curriculum and resources for everything Science, STEM and STEAM.

Florida Afterschool Alliance

Florida's official state affiliate of NAA. Don't live in Florida? Search for your state affiliate on the NAA website.

Florida 21st Century Community Learning Centers

The fdoe website contains everything from regulations and guidance to employment opportunities




kid-grit: THE BOOK  Presented by Julia Gabor and Jeffrey L. Jordan

Follow the journey of 25 diverse, young authors from all backgrounds who share their individual stories, how they overcame challenges, what they say for the next generation and how they are successfully navigating life.

5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman

Discover your child’s primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

This book outlines the root causes of politics and dysfunction on the teams where you work, and the keys to overcoming them.

How Full is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath

Each of us has an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it’s empty, we feel awful. Yet most children (and many adults) don’t realize the importance of having a full bucket throughout the day.