May 4, 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.
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.
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Florida Rural Cohort Grant

No Kid Hungry Florida is supporting the school districts and community-based organizations who are working in partnership to break down these unique obstacles and increase food access for children in rural areas.

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MONAT Gratitude Invests in Youth Enrichment

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2022-- MONAT Gratitude today announced the second cycle of nonprofit organizations to receive a grant as part of MONAT Gratitude's $1 million pledge to close achievement gaps in underserved communities around the...

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Analysis: Schools Plan to Spend $3 Billion on Summer...

A version of this essay originally appeared on the FutureEd blog. Summer has traditionally been a time when students lose some of the skills they gained during the school year, a phenomenon known as summer slide that is particularly common among...

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Adopt-A-Family Competing for $25,000 Neighborhood Assist ...

April 27, 2022 - Selected from among 4,000 applicants, Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches' afterschool/summer program, Project Grow, is in the running to receive a generous State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant - but needs a major community push...

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Earth Day Celebration

In the winter, when Robin Hughes saw snow in the forecast for her sister's town of Danville, Kentucky, she called up her sibling and sang, "Do you want to build a snowman?" Hughes, a special education teacher, moved to Florida during the...

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Florida Afterschool Network Now Accepting Workshop Proposals
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.
Do not miss this opportunity! Afterschool Grant Applications Open until May 20, 2022
$500 Grants for Afterschool Programs to Engage 50+ Students in Service or Service-Learning Activities. Application opens in Spring 2022 for the next academic year!
Strengthening the OST Workforce: A Guide to Developing ...

May 19, 2022: Apprenticeships are gaining momentum in Out-of-School Time (OST) as an alternate career pathway that supports equity in the workforce, while helping to address current challenges in recruiting and retaining program staff.  Join us ...

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REGISTER NOW: STEAM Resources for Libraries Webinar
Join NGCP at 11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern for their webinar to learn about resources and opportunities specifically designed for libraries. In this webinar, we are...
Digital Adventures: Tech Fun for Summer Webinar | PBS...

Summer is a perfect time for educators to shake the status quo, and step outside the box for their students. Instead of having to color inside the lines of testing and standards, summer is a great time for educators to encourage students to be...

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How to Teach Students to Be Financially Responsible

Children don't make many financial decisions beyond deciding when and how to spend their allowance. But they shouldn't wait until they're adults - when there's more at stake - to learn how to be financially responsible. Teaching Students to Be...

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15 Resources to Support Mental Health in Afterschool

May is mental health awareness month. Mental health is a key component of education and systems supporting youth. Use these resources to support mental health in all aspects of your programming. What Resources Do Staff Need to Support...

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