Promoting Health & Wellness
CAN is committed to promoting health and wellness to youth, parents, and communities in California by providing information, resources, promising practices, and legislation updates to the out-of-school time field.
California has the largest system of Expanded Learning programs (after school, before school, and summer learning) in the nation with over 4,500 sites serving over 900,000 children and youth annually. With strong links to medical health, mental health, substance use prevention, intervention, and treatment systems, California’s Expanded Learning programs can build upon their foundation for positive youth development and become vehicles for Whole Child Health and Wellness!
General Health & Wellness Resources:
The California AfterSchool Network is excited to partner with two counties in California to collaborate and deepen our work with Whole Child Health and Wellness. With funding from the California Youth Opioid Response (YOR CA) Grant, CAN and our Whole Child Health & Wellness Community of Practice will reflect on local practices and share promising strategies.
Out of school time programs support health in many different ways by providing access to nutritious foods, promoting lifelong healthy habits, and keeping students physically fit. Access the resource pages below for promising practices, resource libraries, data and research, free curriculum ideas and so much more!