June 21, 2023
This is your weekly newsletter featuring program spotlights, innovative resources, and training opportunities for the out-of-school-time industry in Florida. Together, we can ensure all children and youth in Florida have access to affordable, available, high-quality expanded learning opportunities to foster their success in school and beyond.
Congratulations to the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County
$1.8M awarded to middle school out-of-school time programs

The New York Life Foundation and the Afterschool Alliance are pleased to announce the 2023 Aim High grant recipients. Now in its seventh year, the Aim High grant has provided a total of $9.75 million

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It takes a village: Study shows community is key to a...

The results of a yearlong science program show that one of the best ways to instill a lasting interest in science among children is to engage them alongside their family members. This finding runs counter to the current framework, in which...

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Miami-Dade kicks off 'Summer 305′ program for students...

It's the first day of summer school in South Florida and there are new programs for students that are looking to advance in education.

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Belle Glade, Treasure Coast get classroom makeovers...

Gifford Middle School, Lake Shore Middle School and Lakewood Elementary School received technology, equipment and resources for the next generation of innovators.

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Kids nourish minds, tummies through sites offering...

Summer 'Feed and Read' programs, offered through United Way of Brevard and the Children's Hunger Project, gives kids weekend food packs and books.

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Durant High graduate's parents promote lacrosse locally...

WINNERS Lacrosse in Tampa offers free instruction and equipment to area youngsters.

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Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center receives $50,000 grant...

The Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center recently received a $50,000 grant from the Admirals Cove Foundation for a 15-passenger vehicle. This new van helps the center bring students to the facility after school and makes special outings possible for...

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Afterschool Alliance: Youth Voices Toolkit

Across non-profit, advocacy, and youth-serving organizations, "youth voice" has become an increasingly popular topic. But what does this work look like and how do organizations interested in incorporating youth voice into their mission and scope...

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ICYMI: Three Florida Students Win NFTE's Southeast...

Global entrepreneurship education nonprofit Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has named three local student businesses as the winners of its annual Southeast Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. The young entrepreneurs...

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Engineering Mindset
Engineering education promotes the development of an engineering mindset - attitudes and thinking skills associated with engineering. An overview of all 10 engineering practices is available to download. 

Training Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions
Questions begin a path toward discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. How can we help youth expand and clarify their thinking and develop their reasoning through the questions we ask them? This module is a great way to train staff on how to facilitate STEM learning. Use the link below to register!

Training Cohort: Elevating Youth Voice and Choice
How often do youth in your program get to choose what they’re investigating or designing, the materials they might use, and/or how they engage with the work? In this module, participants try out strategies for elevating youth voice and choice and apply the ideas as they redesign a STEM activity to incorporate a greater variety of youth input. Use the link below to register!

Your feedback needed on 21st Century Community Learning...

UPDATE: The deadline has been extended from June 16th to July 7th. The U.S. Department of Education is accepting feedback through June 16, 2023, on Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning

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Call for Conference Presenters

Florida After School, Inc. invites you to join us at the 2023 Annual Conference on October 25-27, 2023, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This event unites hundreds of professionals across a variety of disciplines who are comitted to ...

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