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Professional development trainings

At Afterschool Assist we understand the importance of providing school-age children and youth with high quality Out of School Time (OST) programs. With over 30 years of experience working directly with children and youth, pre-k through 12th grade, we have a passion for the profession and a desire to share our experience and expertise with services of professional development to the field.

  • empowering professionals to reach their highest potential


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Professional Services
  • Single Agency Training  Choose from the training menu or requested specialized topics
  • Coaching Provide tools for individual or group staff growth
  • Multi Agency Training Host a training open to outside agencies
  • Mentoring Mentoring to enhance group or individual staff skills
  • Individual TrainingTrainings to meet the individual needs of a specific staff person
  • Program DevelopmentDevelop single or multi-site strategies with action plan for improvements and or enhancements
  • Program AssessmentIncludes written documentation, summary presentation, feedback and recommendations and/or action planning for program enhancement
  • Grant WritingResearch, writing, and/or grant management as requested
  • Individual AssessmentIncludes written documentation, summary presentation, feedback and recommendations and/or action planning for program enhan-cement
  • Meeting FacilitationProgram strategic planning, staff meetings, team building, focus groups, community forums, partnership meetings and more

Customized training sessions are also available!


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 Leadership Academy or Line Staff/Substitute Academy

  • Academy and Class(es)



Cheri Chord

Cheri has worked as a Child Development Professional for 25 years. With experience working directly with and managing programs for infants through young adults, she brings a wealth of knowledge, skills, and expertise to After School Assist. Cheri understands the impacts and influences that high quality staff and programs play in the success of young people. Cheri has designed trainings and delivered technical assistance to Child Development and Out-Of-School time professionals utilizing her expertise and comprehensive understanding of the profession. As a grant writer, she has secured millions of dollars and numerous specialized programs and resources to a variety of school-age programs.

Beryl Johnson

Beryl is a Youth Development Professional, with over 30 years of experience working as program practitioner, manager, trainer and director of staff development. As a former program coordinator, she has led the statewide initiatives for developing the exemplary practices of afterschool programs and out-of-school time healthy behaviors learning centers. Through her passion for building the potential of afterschool and out-of-school time professionals, Beryl’s expertise in professional development and coaching has contributed to many of today’s high performing program teams. Beryl continues to advocate for policy and system change that will secure the sustainability of exemplary children and youth programs throughout the nation.