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NJSACC's Showcase Alley 2017 was a Huge Success - Thank you Vendors!

On behalf of everyone at NJSACC, we'd like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of the vendors who registered and participated in Showcase Alley 2017 on Friday, November 17, 2017 , day 1 of NJSACC's annual 2-day conference on afterschool! 

Showcase Alley is a special 1-day opportunity for vendors to meet  and promote their organization to  afterschool professionals from across the Garden State.  We encourage you all to take a moment and visit these vendors on the web to learn more about them!

Based in Roselle Park, 2K Printing and Promotions specializes in high quality screen printing, embroidering, promotional items, marketing materials, signs, banners, flags, and more. 

With over 10 years of printing, embroidery, and New Jersey & New York City area trade show experience, their staff, design team, and their knowledgeable customer service representatives are on the cutting edge of today's fast paced promotional market. With services ranging from custom apparel decoration to large format printing, 2K Printing can help you succeed with your next project, big or small.

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For almost 39 years, Arts Horizons has impacted the lives of more than 9 million children and adults through the power of the arts. We are committed to making the performing, visual, literary and media arts and artistic expression equitable and accessible to diverse people of all ages and abilities. We believe that the arts are fundamental to a child's education, stimulating learning, enriching the teaching process and providing lifelong learning.

Our mission is to help kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life. 
How do we do it?

We make math part of the family routine. Every day, we serve up a quick bite of wacky math just for fun. It's nothing like school. Parents can sign up by email, on our website, and on our free app. Whether it's flamingos, ninjas or pillow forts, kids can see the math in their favorite topics. No logins. No drilling. No scores. It takes only 5 minutes a day, and kids clamor for it.

We make math the cool thing to do after school. Our Crazy 8s math club is designed to get elementary school kids fired up about math. Every week, kids get to build stuff, run and jump, make a mess... and make friendships at the same time. Our fun, free kit makes it easy to host your own after-school club for 10-20 kids. It's nothing like your usual math club.

Bedtime Math is a nonprofit operating foundation funded by private donations. These resources, along with all proceeds from founder Laura Overdeck's Bedtime Math books, come back into the foundation to fund our free programs. Bedtime Math does not make grants to other nonprofit organizations or to individuals.

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What started out as a game with the host asking questions from pre-printed cards has become the largest game show in the country. Brain Wash Game Shows are as close to being on a real TV game show as you can get. Real contestant podiums with flashing lights, digital scoring and a lightning fast "Lockout System" keeps the action going. With all of the questions projected onto screens, everyone including the audience is part of the game. The games are fast paced and can be customized to include specific questions from a company, school, or just for the fun of it. Corporate events, casinos, conventions, resorts, schools, fairs & festivals have all enjoyed the response these games elicit from their audiences.

We also combined your school's curriculum with a TV style game show and POP culture trivia and created the #1 assembly program in America. This fun, interactive assembly program is specifically designed for and broken down into grades K-12. Brain Wash can be presented as an assembly, a class team building exercise, a great fundraiser, family fun night or as Academic Olympics. Any way you bring this assembly show to your students, Brain Wash delivers Fun & Excitement in an unparalleled educational way!

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Challenge Island is an international educational franchise on the forefront of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Education and 21st Century Learning.

We provide collaborative challenge-based experiences for ages 4 to 14+ in the form of after school classes, in-school workshops, camps, parties, homeschooling events, team building, and multi-generational family adventures.

Our unique ability to simultaneously address the needs of both the playful, whimsical child of today and the globally successful adult of the future has brought Challenge Island a sea of accolades from schools, parents, and kids alike.

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Children's Specialized Hospital is the nation's leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges - from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At 12 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and children can achieve more of their goals.

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At Engineering For Kids, children have FUN learning math, science and engineering concepts through our project based, hands-on learning approach. With our wide range of curriculum areas, from rockets to skyscrapers, from computer science to robotics, from Minecraft to 3D-printing, you are sure to find a program that will spark your child's interest. 

All our program are aligned with National and state S.T.E.M education standards, so you are confident that your child get an enriching educational experiences. By attending our program, your child will learn a systematic problem solving process that will benefit them for the rest of their life. Our challenging and engaging projects help our young engineers making the connections between classroom learned concepts and their application to real life scenarios.

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The Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning (formerly known as the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation) is an IRS tax-exempt 501c3 organization that has developed and executed cross curricular educational programs and resources for schools since 2003. The foundation operates as a supporting foundation to the International Literacy Association. As a worldwide advocate for excellence in literacy instructions, ILA actively participates in advancing thought  leadership for the literacy profession and shaping sound public policy on education.

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The Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey is  2.7 million strong - 1.9 million girls and 800,000 adult volunteers who believe girls can change the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts' founder Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents.

Today, as yesterday, we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We're the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.

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In 1990, a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts came together to improve an education system that frequently allowed its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students to be bullied, discriminated against and/or fall through the cracks.

Almost 25 years later, that small group has grown into the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Today, we're known as GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.
We face a pervasive problem with a set of new challenges. 8 out of 10 LGBT students are still harassed at school each year because of who they are.
We are working to change that.

At GLSEN, we want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow.

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iDiscover STEM courses are perfect for students who desperately need a challenge worthy of their ability as well as for those who have untapped academic skills just waiting to surface. Because the class is self-paced with individual attention from our instructors, your child will never be held back from reaching his or her full potential.

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The Society's Field of Interest is lasers, optical and photonic devices, optical fibers, and associated lightwave technology and their systems and applications. The society is concerned with transforming the science of materials, optical phenomena, and quantum electronic devices into the design, development, and manufacture of photonic technologies.  The Society promotes and cooperates in the educational and technical activities which contribute to the useful expansion of the field of quantum opto-electronics and applications.

The Society shall aid in promoting close cooperation with other IEEE societies and councils in the form of joint publications, sponsorships of meetings, and other forms of information exchange. Appropriate cooperative efforts will also be undertaken with non-IEEE societies.

The Photonics Society shall advance the interests of its members and the laser, optoelectronics, and photonics professional community by:
  • providing opportunities for information exchange, continuing education, and professional growth
  • publishing journals, sponsoring conferences, and supporting local chapter and student activities
  • formally recognizing the professional contributions of members
  • representing the laser, optoelectronics, and photonics community and serving as its advocate within the IEEE, the broader scientific and technical community, and society at large.
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Iron Hand Rescue is a CPR training center with offices in North Bergen and Guttenberg, NJ. We strive to support local areas and communities with their CPR certifications. Our instructors and assistants are experienced 9-1-1 professionals with many of them currently serving as EMTs, paramedics, and fire fighters. At Iron Hand Rescue, we understand that life is important and we, therefore, strongly encourage everyone to learn CPR at one point in Life.

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Jr. Bright Scholars Institute uses Passion & Personality as academic change agents. We provide social & emotional critical thinking challenges that show young scholars how to help themselves using natural talent, social awareness & mindful empathy. We call these tools, Concealed Weapons. Scholar plans for success includes asserting self worth, personal values & emotional intelligence as functions of mental health, social welfare and academic achievement. Scholars can access FREE and/or LOW COST learning libraries, resources, and professional certifications offered by a growing list of OAL and Learning Partners. Scholars learn, earn and track their personal achievements, community service, business projects and IT credentials on our Learning Management System. By age 19, our Scholars arrive - experienced, credentialed, ready to compete.

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The Kidsbridge mission is to educate and empower children and youth through character education, diversity appreciation and pro-social life skills training. The purpose is to create empathetic individuals and caring citizens who live their lives without prejudice or discrimination and who are positive advocates for themselves and others.

Kidsbridge envisions a more accepting world in which people are free to be themselves without fear of being bullied or mistreated.  By first developing a foundation in empathy, Kidsbridge's 'evidence-based' programs provide the strategies, tools and practice needed to effectively:
  • Address bullying, bias, prejudice and discrimination
  • Change bystanders into UPstanders
  • Encourage empowerment and positive self-esteem
  • Develop empathy, respect for others and diversity appreciation
  • Promote the value of life skills, staying in school and aspiration to college
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LASER Classroom™ is the home of LASER Blox™ and of all the tools and resources you need to teach and learn about Light, Lasers and Optics.

LASER Classroom™:
  • designs, manufactures, kits and distributes products for teaching, learning and research
  • creates and distributes lessons, activities, labs and curriculum
For schools, outreach organizations, government entities and corporate entities
LASER Classroom™ is a registered DBA of OnPoint Lasers, Ltd.

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The mission of the National AfterSchool Association is to foster development, provide education, and encourage advocacy for the out-of-school-time community.

NAA is the membership association for professionals who work with children and youth in diverse school and community-based settings to provide a wide variety of extended learning opportunities and care during out-of-school hours. Our members include afterschool program directors, coordinators, sponsors, front-line staff, school leaders, principals, teachers, paraprofessionals, board of education members, non-profit leaders, advocates, community leaders, policymakers, researchers, and more. We respect and celebrate our diversity. NAA is working to assure that the vision of high-quality learning experiences for all children and youth, both in and out of school, becomes a reality through the application of the NAA core competencies in afterschool programs. 

NAA recognizes that quality afterschool programs provide positive child and youth development and meet a critical need for keeping kids safe and families productively employed. NAA understands that families need a wide range of interesting and age-appropriate programming choices to be available and accessible when their children are not in school.

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Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child's need for good nutrition. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

The Food and Nutrition Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, administers SFSP at the federal level. State education agencies administer the program in most states. In New Jersey, the state Department of Agriculture is the administering agency.

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is looking for organizations interested in providing meals for needy children this year under this federally funded program.  

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New Jersey Audubon fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among New Jersey's citizens; protects New Jersey's birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey's valuable natural habitats.

The New Jersey Audubon Society is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, New Jersey Audubon has no connection with the National Audubon Society.

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NJPAC is a spectacular live venue - the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey, where great performances and events enhance and transform every day.

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, by celebrating diversity, shall be America's foremost urban presenter of arts and entertainment, a creative and effective leader in arts education for children, a convener of useful and enlightening civic engagement events, and a catalyst for economic development in its home city of Newark.

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The New Jersey Recreation and Park Association (NJRPA) is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all New Jersey residents by supporting outstanding park, recreation, and natural resources management programs.  Since 1928, the efforts initiated by NJRPA and its membership have resulted in tangible benefits for communities throughout the state.

The mission and goals of NJRPA are pursued by the 700 volunteer members of the Association: professionals and citizens working in state, county, municipal, non-profit and private park, recreation, health and conservation agencies; students and faculty at colleges and universities; and commercial suppliers of parks and recreation products and services.

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The Newark Chess Club is a mentorship program whose goal is to transform the lives of Newark youth. We teach strategic theory and thought through chess, create mentor/mentee relationships for adults and children, produce the Newark High School Chess Tournament, and provide a safe space for people of all ages to enjoy playing chess in an environment specifically designed for the development of the youth, the engagement of the mind, and the advancement of the game.

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The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is an affiliation of  colleges, universities and other groups  dedicated to advancing knowledge and stewardship of New Jersey's marine and coastal environment and meets its mission through innovative  research education  and  extension  programs.

Founded in 1969 as the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium the organization has contributed leading research in the field of marine and environmental science. Since 1976 it has managed the New Jersey Sea Grant Program (NJSG), part of a national effort that funds competitive research focusing on specific priority areas. In recognition of its academic and scientific achievements, the Consortium was awarded Sea Grant College status in 1989.

The Consortium provides equal opportunity for all New Jersey students and citizens to learn about the marine environment. Curricula range from Pre-K through graduate level studies. Nearly 30,000 participants; students, their families, teachers, Scouts and the general public take part annually in the Consortium's Education Programs and special events.

For over 40 years, the Consortium has served the state and the region by developing programs designed to resolve coastal issues, develop marine technology, formulate science-based policy, and improve science literacy among its citizens.

Our mission: to promote the wise use of New Jersey's marine and coastal resources through research, education, and outreach.

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The NJ Workforce Registry, which moved to in October 2017, allows early childhood and school-age professionals to maintain a record of their experience, education, professional development and credentials in a central location. Additionally, it provides the workforce access to professional development resources, information and training opportunities.

When fully phased in, NJCCIS will be an integrated child care information system, for both the Department of Children and Families, Office of Licensing, and the Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development. NJCCIS will provide a single point of access to information on child care licensing, family child care registration, inspections, and complaint information - as well as the NJ Workforce Registry and Grow NJ Kids.

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Quiver Farm Projects' mission is to reach out to all different kinds of communities and business' sharing the farm life for each customer in a fun, educational, memorable way.  We serve places such as Daycares, Nursery Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Private School, Colleges, even Nursing Homes.  Events such as Block Parties, Community Days, Birthday Parties.  Everything we do here at Quiver Farm is some type of farming made into an fun informational presentation that bring the farm life to you.  

Each program is unique by not only its tools, but also the animals that are part of it.  Children, young adults, teachers, parents, even seniors all have fun with each program we offer.  We do our best to educate all ages, and involve each group with interaction! 

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Joe Holiday's Reading Rocks Magic Show is the perfect literacy assembly program!   Specially written for your elementary school or library  this program is a unique blend of stage magic, comedy, music, audience participation and of coarse classic as well as popular children's books.
A brief description of each book or series of books is delivered, then followed by a specially chosen magic effect incorporating the theme or characters to bring it to life and get your students excited about reading. Each performance showcases several different books across multiple reading levels. including popular and recognizable tiles such as. "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" "Tony Hawk's 900 Revolution" "The Chocolate Touch" Cowboy Camp, The Flying Hockey Stick", "Fairly Fairy Tales", "Captain Underpants" and "The Origami Yoda Series" just to name a few.
Reading Rocks is completely self-contained which means all props, set pieces and audio equipment are transported and set up by Joe which is factored into the cost of the show. You only have to provide a space to set up and perform and an audience!
Perfect for a family reading night, special events, to kick off your next book fair or simply just A GREAT ASSEMBLY PROGRAM!

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We started Revolution Foods with a mission to transform the way America eats by providing access to healthy, affordable meals. We believe that proper nutrition is a cornerstone of providing our youth the nourishment they need to lead successful, healthy lives. What began in schools, serving freshly prepared meals to students, has since grown to retail and today we're proud offer meal options for both families and students across the country. 150 million meals later, our journey has only just begun.

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Our School Payment Solution Tracks Every Fee!

You should be able to process district payments, childcare fees, and food service payments with a Web Store tailored to meet your needs. School districts are our specialty, and we work with your current process to lighten your workload while
enabling you to track each payment.

At RevTrak, we are problem solvers.

We were the first to debut a K12 payment processor. As the technological landscape shifted, we were, again, the first to introduce an online payment system designed to handle any school district fee. We always strive to address new challenges as they arise, serving the needs of school districts, cities, and non-profit organizations.

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The Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) is an independent 501(c)3 organization committed to empowering families as advocates and partners in improving education, health, and mental health outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth.  SPAN is a "first stop" for New Jersey families.   SPAN is New Jersey's  Parent Training and Information Center Family to Family Health Information Center Family Voices State Affiliate Organization Parent to Parent USA affiliate ; and a chapter of the  Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health .

Our vision is that all families will have the resources and support they need to ensure that their children become fully participating and contributing members of our communities and society.  Our mission is to empower and support families and inform and involve professionals interested in the healthy development and education of children and youth.  Our foremost commitment is to children and families with the greatest need due to disability or special health/mental health needs; poverty; discrimination based on race, sex, language, immigrant or homeless status; involvement in the foster care, child welfare, or juvenile justice systems; geographic location; or other special circumstances.  Our motto is, "Empowered Parents: Educated, Engaged, Effective!"

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Richard Caruso established the Uncommon Individual Foundation with John C. Crosby Ed.D, in 1986. He was inspired by his own successes to search for a way to help others realize their ambitious dreams. Recognizing that mentoring was an important part of his life, he wished to start an organization that would provide people with personal advice and support in order to enable them to do what they believed would move them closer to their individual personal success.

The Uncommon Individual Foundation empowers people to achieve success and happiness through mentoring.

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The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. These efforts support the overall mission of USDA, which is to protect and promote food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues.

The mission of USDA APHIS Wildlife Services (WS) is to provide Federal leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist. WS conducts program delivery, research, and other activities through its Regional and State Offices, the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) and its Field Stations, as well as through its National Programs.

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What Matters For Kids™ is an enrichment company founded on the belief that children are inherently curious and learn by doing. Therefore, our lessons are unique and hands-on, taught using a multi-sensory philosophy. Students get up and jump around, stick their hands in goop, smell the stink of a chemical reaction, hear the thud of gravity and even see color changes in some experiments!

Science Matters For Kids™ classes encourage and facilitate students understanding of scientific concepts by involving students through observation, participation, discussion and experimentation. Our goal is to encourage students to continue their quest for "how" and "why" in their daily lives.

Science Matters For Kids™ is Your Premier Hands-On Science Enrichment Program!

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Young Audiences was founded sixty years ago by individuals who believed that exposure to music through live performances should be an important part of educating children. From this modest beginning in Baltimore six decades ago, Young Audiences has expanded into a national network of 30 affiliates and is the nation's largest provider of arts-in-education experiences and an innovator in professional development.

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Diane Genco
Executive Director
NJSACC: The Network for New Jersey's Afterschool Communities