July 5, 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: Deadline Extended!

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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Research shows that time in nature can help all children thrive.
Learn how this Palm Beach County program is inspiring underserved youth to take a role in preserving and protecting nature.
Program Helps Children of Migrant Farmworkers Connect...

When we think of incentives that might motivate students to focus on schoolwork, prizes like free concert tickets or gift certificates to favorite restaurants come to mind. Micro dipping in a marsh doesn’t. But in Palm Beach County, ...

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School's out, but the learning needs to continue to...

Aimee Pfannenstiel from Cox offers information about Cox's affordable internet plans to afford the "summer slide" for children

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Guadalupe Center bolsters education programs through...

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation awarded a $125,000 grant enabling Guadalupe Center to enhance...

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PRNewswire/ -- Globe Life Liberty National Division raised $91,166 for Meals of Hope, an organization that serves southwest Florida. This donation will fund...

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Fruit Cove Middle School's Florida Future Educators...

The CreekLineBy NewsLine Staffmail@floridanewsline.com Students at Fruit Cove Middle School have successfully created and registered for a Florida Future Educators of

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Cultivating Ag Careers: David Hafner, 4-H Agent for...

GREENWICH, N.Y. -- David Hafner grew up as an equestrian. The Palm City, Florida native was raised on a horse ranch where his family bred...

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Summertime in the city

From robotics, coding, electric skateboards to art museum field trips, Seeking Education Empowers Knowledge (S.E.E.K.) Foundation Founder Anike Sakariyawo and her staff are going above and beyond to ensure a

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National Summer Learning Week - July 11-15, 2022

National Summer Learning Week is a celebration dedicated to elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school ready to succeed in the year.

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Youth Innovation Challenge

Do you have an innovative idea about how to protect marine life? Or tackle marine debris? Or help coastal communities adapt to the effects of climate change? GEEP is excited to announce its 2023 Youth Innovation Challenge: Saving Our Seas!

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Techbridge Girls Curriculum Training and Kits

Join Techbridge Girls for an upcoming Information Session to learn more about gender- and culturally-responsive teaching tools and full program kitting materials to support youth persistence in STEM and expose girls to BIPOC peers and role models...

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NASA Mission to Mars: A Scavenger Hunt!

Do your students want to take part in a Martian mission? Use our Mars scavenger hunt in your next lesson! Complete scavenger hunt activities to spell the secret word!

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14 Fun Ways to Group Up Students - VentureLab

A huge part of entrepreneurship is working in teams, so it's helpful to have lots of ways to group kids. This list includes 14 great ways to make groups of all sizes, from partner pairs to large teams!

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Teaching Kids the Power of Entrepreneurship | Lemonade Day

Lemonade Day teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business - a lemonade stand. Register for this year's Lemonade Day!

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Harnessing the Magic of Math
Join "Scientific Adventures for Girls" for a dynamic three-part virtual training series designed to breathe life into math through games, through meaningful, kid-friendly data analysis, and nature exploration. Our sessions focus on strategies that accommodate multiple grade levels and ability levels, helping you meet each student where they are. Prepare to turn your after-school program into a vibrant and engaging mathematical journey!

October 3rd 12:00-1:00PM EST / 9:00-10:00AM PST 
Delve into the world where play meets mathematics. In this session, we'll explore how common game pieces, such as dominoes and dice, can be transformed into effective math teaching and exploration tools. You'll learn strategies for presenting math concepts in a playful, engaging manner, catering to different grade levels and ability levels. We'll discuss how games can enhance critical thinking, problem-solving, and cooperative learning among students.

October 10th 12:00-1:00PM EST / 9:00-10:00AM PST 
In our second session, we'll focus on strategies to collect and analyze data in fun and meaningful ways. From measuring the bounce of different balls and exploring exponential decay by eating M&M’s, we'll demonstrate how students can become active participants in the world of gathering and interpreting data.
Session 3: Nature’s Numbers: Exploring Shapes & Patterns

In our final session, we will explore the geometric patterns and three-dimensional shapes that exist in the natural world, demonstrating how these can be used to enrich math learning. This session will equip you with strategies to engage all students, from the youngest to the oldest, and from beginner to advanced levels.
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!

Become a Children's Week Partner Today!

Have you heard the good news? The 29th Annual Children's Week Florida™ is coming to the State Capitol January 14-19, 2024, and we want you to be a part of the largest event in the state that celebra

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