June 7, 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.
Call for Conference Presenters

Florida After School, Inc. invites you to join us at the 2023 Annual Conference on October 25-27, 2023, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This event unites hundreds of professionals across a variety of disciplines who are comitted to ...

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Frost's Summer Young Musicians Summer Camp: One of the...

For over 20 years, Frost Young Musicians Summer Camp in beautiful Miami has been an incubator of young talent. Hundreds of students from all over the world have passed through the camp, looking to enhance their music skills and explore new horizons.

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YMCA of SWFL receives $10,000 Summer Camp grant award -...

The YMCA of Southwest Florida announced that it has been awarded a $10,000 summer camp grant from the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation to provide scholarships for children to attend summer camp in Lee County. The grant will allow the Bonita...

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Growing young builders with Youth Construction Summer Camp

Do you have a youngster who likes to construct things? Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter may have the perfect summer camp for your young builder. A free Youth Construction Summer Camp, to be held in Leesburg June 27-29, is designed for students...

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Celebrate "All Together Now" with the library's Summer...

This year, Collier County Public Library is celebrating the joy of reading with the 2023 Summer Reading Program, "All Together Now." Enjoy summer activities that encourage curiosity, fun projects, and educational games at all 10 library...

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TNP expands popular Kidzact summer camp program - Naples ...

The Naples Players have announced the expansion of its KidzAct summer camp sessions. After a 300% increase in students since 2018, the arts education organization is now offering morning and all-new afternoon classes, providing a new opportunity...

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How to Be a Youth Activist: Five Ideas for Getting Started

Activism isn't just about what you're for or against. It's about discovering what you're passionate about, your opinions on issues and learning more about policies and perspectives you weren't aware of before. But most importantly, it's about...

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No Kid Hungry - Find Free Meals

Resources are available to support your family to afford food right now and ensure your kids have the food they need to fuel their dreams and thrive. Learn more Updating the Map: We are always looking for more food assistance resources to share...

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Preventing summer fun from turning into drowning deaths

Though Miami's large bodies of water - especially its beaches - are one of many reasons tourists flock to the Magic City, they're also likely why Miami-Dade County leads the state in drowning fatalities.

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International Women in Engineering Day - 23 June 2023

June 23, 2023 is a celebratory day which is used an international awareness campaign to raise women's profile in engineering and focus attention on the career opportunities available to girls in engineering.

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A Summer full of STEM - NASA Partnership

A suite of free NASA-funded STEM resources for students in grades 3-8. All resources are research-based and classroom-tested. They are designed to support students’ understanding of space, while helping them see themselves as capable problem solvers

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ACRES STEM Micro-credential workshops

ACRES (Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM) is excited to offer workshops about STEM micro-credentials, which are competency-based, digital badges for afterschool and out-of-school professionals offered through the National Afterschool Association. Use the link below to register!

Training Cohort: Elevating Youth Voice and Choice
How often do youth in your program get to choose what they’re investigating or designing, the materials they might use, and/or how they engage with the work? In this module, participants try out strategies for elevating youth voice and choice and apply the ideas as they redesign a STEM activity to incorporate a greater variety of youth input. Use the link below to register!

Training Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions
Questions begin a path toward discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. How can we help youth expand and clarify their thinking and develop their reasoning through the questions we ask them? This module is a great way to train staff on how to facilitate STEM learning. Use the link below to register!

Florida Prepaid offers summer savings incentives

TAMPA, Fla. - Florida Prepaid is now offering two new incentives over the summer months to help residents get their child's college savings started. One incentive puts $50 into all new 529 Savings Plans opened through June 30, and the other...

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Social Video Share: Summer Enrichment
Check out this 30-second animated video that shows how kids benefit from summer enrichment and makes the case for using ARP funding to support local summer programs. Fun, upbeat and perfect for sharing!

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