August 24, 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.
Join us for the "Engage Every Student" Tweet Chat on Thursday, August 25 at 2 pm!
Afterschool & summer programs support students’ well-being and academic growth, and ARP funds are available to pay for them. Join us and our national partners in a Tweet Chat on Thursday, 8/25, at 2 pm ET so we can #EngageEveryStudent.

If you have an idea for an afterschool spotlight or would like to be featured, email Holly to help share your story!
Afterschool social skills program prepares youth for a...

Students attending an Inside Out Social Skills 4 Youth class at Parkside Elementary School in East Naples meet with class facilitator and program founder, Pam Huckle Wood, to learn basic table manners. COURTESY PHOTO / INSIDE OUT SOCIAL SKILLS 4...

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Holmes County Schools start a new after-school program...

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - For the first time in nearly two decades, a popular after-school program will not be offered to Holmes County students this year, as the district was denied the necessary federal funds. But, educators and...

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School districts should get on board with federal...

The entire Volusia County Schools system, along with some other area schools, are taking advantage of a federal Community Eligibility Provision that allows for free school lunches regardless of income. As a guest columnist with No Kid Hungry...

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Science In The Library - Pensacola MESS Hall

Science in the Library, funded by International Paper Foundation, will bring mini-exhibits to media centers in elementary schools for short-term loans. Each activity is connected to a story, befitting the installation in a library. Featured...

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Equity in STEM Education: How Schools and Outside Groups ...

Careers involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics have a promising future. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2020 STEM occupations paid more than double that of non-STEM occupations, on average, and those jobs...

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Teen Science Cafe - Rural Fellows - STEM Next

Teen Science Cafes are an ideal way of introducing youth to STEM careers that are hiding in plain sight in their rural communities-careers like engineering, disaster response, cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing, and aviation. The goal of this...

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12 Free Resources for Practicing Creativity - VentureLab

The essential first step of creativity is believing you're creative. That might take practice! That's why we've gathered these 12 great creativity resources for youth and adults.

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Florida McDonald's awarding $100,000 in grants to...

Starting today, educators and individuals who represent programs and organizations that fuel students' imagination, education, and growth can apply for a Florida and South Georgia Golden Grant. This is the second year the state of Florida and...

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All about Emotions | PBS KIDS | PBS LearningMedia

Use these resources to help children understand how to identify, label, and express feelings.

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2022 Florida Afterschool Conference
This event will bring together hundreds of participants from various afterschool programs. Parents, students, teachers, school and district administrators, 21st CCLC sub-recipients, and those working in or with community-based organizations will be gathering in October for this conference. Be on the lookout for more information on what is being offered. Learn how to register:
Enrich Your Out-of-School Time Program with Intentional SEL

In this webinar, our in-house experts and guest Sam Trevathan, education director of Kids' Orchestra, discuss tips and strategies for bringing intentional social-emotional learning to your K-5 out-of-school time program.

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August 30 Webinar: Developing Strategic Partnerships

What makes a partnership effective? How do you enrich or build on existing partnerships to strengthen your program? This session will review Y4Y tools and resources designed to help out-of-school time programs develop and improve relationships...

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NEXT TUESDAY: Lights On Afterschool 101 (Webinar)

Whether this is your first Lights On Afterschool or your 23rd, join us for this webinar to inspire you to get the most of out of your event!

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Elevate Your Facilitation | PBS LearningMedia

How can you design high-quality professional development for educators? Here we share the guiding principles, instructional strategies, and planning tools that we use at the California Academy of Sciences to support K-12 teachers across the San...

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Our next YE Power Hour is all about Social Entrepreneurship
We are excited to welcome Dr. Sonia Toldeo, CEO, Dignity of Children. She will be sharing information about iDEAS Empowered by Youth, a project-based learning platformJoin us September 20, 2022 at 2 p.m. ET.
Million Girls Moonshot | Variety Packs

Frito-Lay ® Variety Packs are to Million Girls Moonshot Uncover new stars! This back-to-school season, Frito-Lay ® Variety Packs is celebrating and recognizing young women passionate about STEM along with the mentors that are helping pave the way ...

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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:
Save the Date!
Lights on Afterschool will be Thursday, October 20, this year! This is the only nationwide event celebrating out-of-school-time programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.

Mark your calendar!
Children’s Week Florida 2023 will be at the State Capitol, March 26 to 31! Children’s Week Florida is the largest event held in the state that celebrates and honors its commitment to children, youth, and advocates. What began as a single-day grassroots event is now a year-round initiative that strengthens Florida’s families and communities.

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