May 25, 2022
This is a weekly newsletter featuring program spotlights, resources, grants & professional development opportunities for the afterschool industry in Florida. Together, we are working to provide every child in Florida with high-quality afterschool opportunities that are accessible, affordable, accountable & inclusive.
STEM Pathways in Florida.
UF IFAS Extension Palm Beach County STEM Pathways
Palm Beach County is partnering with Florida 4-H Youth Development program and the UF IFAS Extension to bring light to STEM in Florida Afterschool Programs. STEM Pathways is being brought to programs such as Palm Beach Middle School, Okeeheelee Middle School, Renaissance Charter School and more. Learn about kids finding their spark and learning about their STEM path.
If you have an idea for an afterschool spotlight or would like to be featured, email Holly to help share your story!
Closing June 1: Lights On Afterschool 2022 Poster...

The deadline for the Lights On Afterschool poster contest has been extended to Wednesday, June 1! To make it easier to submit, we're now accepting designs via email and on Twitter. That means there's still time to illustrate what your afterschool ...

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How do you STEM?? Take this quick survey!
The Florida Afterschool Network partnered with the Million Girls Moonshot to re-imagine who can engineer, who can build, who can make. We aim to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs over the next 5 years.

Please complete this survey to help us better understand how we can best support programs like yours statewide.

It should take 5-10 minutes to complete and all entries will make you eligible for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
 Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend: 2022 Great Futures Gala
The Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend had the honor of celebrating our 21 graduating seniors at the 2022 Great Futures Gala. At the Gala they awarded 7 out of the 14 scholarships they offered throughout the year.
The Foundations School: Memories Of Our First Year

It's hard to believe that our first full year at The Foundations School is finally coming to an end. On May 26 th, our students will go home for the summer, taking with them memories of creativity, exploration, and growth in the classroom.

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Coral Springs Middle School Student Wins Award at World...

Coral Springs Middle School student Lucy Woo won the Girl Powered Online Challenge sponsored by Google after her essay about girls in STEM was recognized as the best in the VEX Robotics World Competition.

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Pitch Events with VentureLab - Youth Entrepreneurship

Discover VentureLab's pitch events! These pitch events go beyond business ideas, fostering a safe space for entrepreneurial mindsets to grow.

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West Pensacola Elementary receives grant for...

PENSACOLA, Fla. --A $50,000 grant is going to the YMCA of Northwest Florida for an after-school reading program at West Pensacola Elementary School. The Regions Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded primarily by Regions Bank, announced the...

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Summer Meals: A Lifesaver in the Hungriest Time of the Year

For millions of children in America, summer isn't a carefree time. During the school year, many children rely on school programs that offer lunch and, in many cases, breakfast and supper, but when schools close for summer vacation, many of those...

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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:
Last Call: Workshop Proposals due May 31st
Florida Afterschool now accepting workshop proposals for October conference. Workshop Proposals are due May 31st. Learn more about how to get involved and submit your proposal.
No Kid Hungry: Rural Cohort Grant Opportunity

Purpose: To support rural school districts and community-based organizations (CBOs) working together to serve children in their communities. Objectives: To [...]

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NASA STEM Engagement strategies for 2020-2023
The NASA Strategy for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement serves as a roadmap to frame and guide the Agency’s work to benefit students over the next three years. The scope of STEM engagement encompasses all endeavors Agency-wide to attract, engage and educate students and to support educators, educational institutions, and professional and student organizations.
2022 Summer Learning Toolkit - Summer Learning

For many of us, it means long, warm days filled with sunshine and fun. But for a lot of Michigan children and youth, it's a time when much-needed opportunities for learning, adult connection and daily structure are lost. As the state of Michigan...

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Afterschool Achievement: Strengthening Literacy and...

Question: Where did middle school students recently work with a professional journalist to write articles, lay out a newsletter, and distribute the publication to local community members? Answer: In the exemplary afterschool program operated by a ...

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Summer Products and Services Catalog Now Available

From professional development and curriculum planning to supply purchasing and equipment upgrades, there's a lot to consider for summer. In this catalog you'll find top picks to support your summer program preparation and implementation! Download ...

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Access free resources to support afterschool and summer learning in your community by visiting us online. You'll find links to Mizzen by Mott, PBS Learning Media, and more.
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