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Beyond the Bell Toolkit

American Institutes for Research presents the Beyond the Bell Toolkit (4th edition), now available in both hardcopy and online format. The Toolkit is practical, easy-to-use, and contains great information for program leaders who want to start or improve an afterschool and expanded leaning program. It is designed to be a resource for program leaders from both community-based and school-based programs. The Toolkit features practical tips and reminders and Voices from the Field – true stories that describe what real programs are doing.

Hear What Our Users Have to Say:

"Beyond the Bell is a great resource for afterschool and expanded learning staff! This comprehensive toolkit covers all of the essential topics for building a high-quality program. Beyond the Bell gives staff an easy-to-use guide to elevating program quality right at their fingertips."

-- Ana, Program Quality Coordinator, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago


There is no need to reinvent the wheel when you have a copy of Beyond the Bell. It gives new staff a picture of a fully developed program or, for someone like me with over 10 years of experience in the field, I refer to it for inspiration and fresh ideas."

-- Kim, Associate Director of Community School Initiatives, Family Focus, Inc.


"The Beyond the Bell toolkit is an excellent manual for running effective and successful afterschool and expanded learning programs. It is such a great asset for Project Directors and Site Coordinators to have all these valuable resources at one stop."

-- Sowmiya, Project Director, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School