June 22, 2022
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 out-of-school-time opportunities to foster their success in school and beyond.
The Million Girls Moonshot 2022 Flight Crew features 16 remarkable youth from across the country, including one from Florida. Motivated by their impactful STEM experiences beyond the classroom, these young leaders are currently working in their communities to break down stereotypes and spark their peers' curiosity in STEM. 
Meet Gabriela - Florida's Rep to the MGM Flight Crew

Gabriela is 14 years old and in ninth grade in West Palm Beach, Florida. She loves expressing her creativity through designing, programming and building. She also enjoys gardening, baking and spending time on her farm. "My dream is to become a...

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Northwest Florida educators encourage summer reading

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- As students are taking a break from the classroom this summer, Northwest Florida educators are working to ensure they don’t take a break from learning. A survey from Scholastic. com found that 32 percent of children ages...

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Eastern Florida State Hosts More Than 500 Youth and...

BREVARD COUNTY * MELBOURNE, FLORIDA - Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne hosted the 28th annual Summit of Seven Conference from June 10 to 12, providing a series of life-changing community educational programs for over 500 of Brevard's...

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FSU Panama City program gives kids a firsthand college...

About 60 middle school and high school students from Bay, Holmes and Leon counties are getting a taste of life, summer-camp style, at Florida State University. They're visiting classrooms, talking with FSU students and hearing from law...

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$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 2022 Aim High grant recipients. In its sixth year, the Aim High grant has provided a total of $7.95 million dollars to help fund afterschool, summer and...

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Learning from others: Harlem after-school program teaches...

HARLEM, Manhattan (PIX11) - A program in Harlem is helping thousands of students reach their potential academic goals through the sport of squash. The program is called StreetSquash. It's a highly successful program that mixes the sport of squash ...

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Lone Tree student and first-ever Time Magazine 'Kid of...

Two years ago, a teenage scholar, scientist and inventor from Lone Tree created an anti-cyberbullying app that helped lead to her being named Time Magazine's first-ever Kid of the Year for 2020. Now, having just completed her junior year in high...

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An Afterschool Program Grew by 207% by Improving Their...

You have a lot going on: staffing is a challenge, the safety of students is top priority, and the growth of your business is necessary for you to be able to provide more value to even more children... just to name a few things.

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'The Threat Is Always Evolving': Gov. DeSantis Signs...

Earlier this month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 1421, a bill that serves as the next step on the long and important road to establishing more safety within schools. "Every child needs a safe and secure learning environment," he said in a...

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National Pitch Challenge | Young Entrepreneur Institute

Note: Teen Pitch Tank reserves the right to update these rules at any time. Every attempt will be made to notify entrants of any modification to this document; however, it is ultimately the responsibility of Teen Pitch Tank entrants to stay...

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Proclaim Summer Learning Week in Your Community - Summer ...

Proclaim Summer Learning Day, Week, or Month in your community and show how essential summer learning is in closing the achievement and opportunity gaps in America.

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The Effects of Toxic Stress on Youth and the Economy

Lara Loewenstein In March 2020, in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many were concerned about the liquidity of nonbank mortgage servicers. As it turned out, the vast majority of these servicers did not face a liquidity crisis.

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Cybersecurity I NextWaveSTEM

Home Who We Are Who We Serve Emerging Tech Solutions & Training STEM Resources STEM Resources & News Free Curriculum Samples Funding Resources Curriculum K-12 "You Teach" All-In-One Solution "We Teach" Programs After School Programs (OST) Summer...

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We Think You Need a Vacation': The Discipline Model at...

By The FYI Writing Team Developing a discipline model to support and encourage the efforts of neighborhood young people and their families to design and carry out community service and social action projects Tags: Professional Development,...

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Afterschool Alliance: Election Kit

Remote Advocacy during COVID Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, advocating for afterschool during this year's election season will look a little different. Below are some ideas for how you can still engage candidates while keeping a safe social distance.

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Now Hiring! Find out more about our Program & Training Coordinator Position
We are officially hiring! Find out more about our open position and share with others looking to join a dynamic team dedicated to helping local programs & school districts enhance youth development through expanded learning opportunities.

SAVE THE DATE: Grade Level Reading Week
Don't miss Grade Level Reading Week, July 18-22. Join the Campaign for Grade Level Reading for a week-long series of virtual events. Details + agenda coming soon. In the meantime, have a look at 2021 GLR week highlights!

FAN Public Policy Forum: Registration Now Open
We are excited to announce our second annual Public Policy Forum on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL, immediately before the 2022 Florida Afterschool Conference. Learn how to register:

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