October 4, 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.
Like everything else, afterschool care prices are rising, forcing families to make some tough decisions. Thankfully this community community has the Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County assisting with afterschool care costs.
Parents turn to Boys and Girls Club for financial help...

As the prices for afterschool care continue to skyrocket, so are the enrollment numbers at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.

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OST Professionals Take a Deep Dive into STEAM with...

Guest Blog Author: Patricia Sasson, STEAM Specialist, Prime Time Palm Beach County Prime Time Palm Beach County offers innovative opportunities for out-of-school time (OST) professionals, so they are empowered and equipped to bring new and...

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YMCA of the Palm Beaches Announces $1.25M Funding from...

Earlier this year the YMCA of the Palm Beaches announced a $46 million capital project, in partnership with the Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation department, that will relocate and dramatically expand its flagship branch. The Florida State...

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Child care centers face funding gap as pandemic-era...

Key funding for child care centers dating back to the pandemic ended on Saturday. More than 220,000 centers counted on those grants to help pay the bills and raise wages. With the loss of funding, one progressive think tank projects that as many...

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Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program calls for...

Program provides benefits to seniors, support for children.

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'First Woman' Graphic Novel and Camp Experience - NASA

Read the fictional story of Callie, the first woman and person of color on the Moon. Download the interactive graphic novel and mobile apps.

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How a Free, 24/7 Tutoring Model is Disrupting Learning...

The ed tech nonprofit UPchieve is growing rapidly as more students seek academic support. The difference? It's free, individualized and on-demand.

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VentureLab Caregiver Workbook - VentureLab

Youth & Caregiver Workbook About the workbook: The VentureLab Entrepreneurship Mindset Workbook features 60 self-paced activities created for caregivers around thirteen key concepts in entrepreneurial thinking and can be completed around the...

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Florida Grade Level Reading Campaign Webinar: Oct 17 at 1 pm
Join the FGLRC for their October webinar welcoming Chad Aldeman of Read Not Guess. He is an educator, researcher and father, and he'll be talking about a program he created to help busy parents support their child's early reading skills through a series of short, simple lessons.

Resiliency and Life Skills Basics Onboarding

What do Resiliency and Life Skills really mean? In this self-paced virtual training, participants will be able to develop a foundational understanding of resiliency and life skills, including an introduction to common language and structures used ...

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Still time to secure your spot for THE afterschool confer...

Get your professional development needs met this October 27 in Orlando! Navigate the future of childcare and youth development in Florida. Join us this October to learn how you...

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How do you help youth recognize their role in STEM? How do you help youth learn about STEM careers? Participants experience several easy-to-implement strategies, including a photo-elicitation activity that can help youth form STEM identities, and then learn how to conduct related activities with youth.

*The expectation is that you will be live at all three sessions and an active member of this coaching cohort. Recordings are not available if you are unable to attend. Completion of the Asking Purposeful Questions module is a prerequisite for this module. REGISTER HERE Code: AC323ID
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