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Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week: April 19-23, 2021

Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is April 19 - 23, 2021. A very special thank you goes out to each of these individuals in the School District of Clayton:



Debbie Reilly 
Linda Villaire 
Tyler Kearns 


Dori Baldwin
Michon Madison
Megan Mann
Min Ottolino 


Frankie Collins 
Cyana Current 
Eliza Milton 
Mary Nienhaus



Kim Albrecht 

Olivia Biundo

Madaline Burkett

Marie Edmond 

Jamesh Hilton

Madison Mielke


The Family Center:

Jamie G'Sell
Ruby Johnson
Allie Kirkpatrick

Afterschool professionals work with children and youth in diverse school and community-based settings to provide a wide variety of positive developmental relationships and experiences during out-of-school hours. Currently in the United States, an estimated 850,000 individuals are practicing members of the afterschool profession.


This is a time to recognize, appreciate and advocate for those who work with young people during out-of-school hours. The week is marked by celebrations encouraging appreciation and support for all the afterschool professionals who make a profound difference in the lives of young people.


An estimated 10.2 million children participate in afterschool programs each year, and for every child in an afterschool program there are two more waiting to get in. Every young person deserves quality afterschool experiences that positively impact their development. It takes skilled professionals to create these experiences. Because of the important role afterschool professionals play in the lives of kids, they deserve recognition and support!


Check out this video to see what Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is all about. 



Take a look at some of our very own District Afterschool Professionals hard at work.