August 9, 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.
Community collaboration. Students better prepared for college and careers. This is the perfect type of program to shine a spotlight on. Well done Citrus County. We hope Summer RISE inspires others to start similar programs.
Students getting ahead for life after school with Summer ...

Annual Summer RISE program is offering resources, information, support and entry into post-secondary learning opportunities for high school students.

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Senate appropriators propose level funding for 21st CCLC ...

The Senate Appropriations Committee released and marked up their Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) bill on July 27, 2023. The bill proposes $224.4 billion in

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Glades schools awarded $100K to focus on healthier...

The Glades County School District will receive a $100,473 grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative, one of only two such grants awarded in Florida.

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Central Florida mom creates after-school program for...

Cynthia Borgwing joins Justin Warmoth on "The Weekly."

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Comcast exec: Stepping up our commitment to digital...

A local Comcast director provides an update on new programs available to help bring high-speed internet to low-income families.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida hires new CEO to...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida has hired Jamie Merrill as new CEO to replace longtime leader Gary Cain, who retired recently.

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FGCU basketball clinic teaches kids life skills

Kids are hitting the basketball court, not just to explore the sport and work on their game, but to learn life skills.

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Lights On Afterschool: Celebrating 25 years of 21st CCLC ...

We are delighted to announce that this year Lights On Afterschool, the nationwide rally for afterschool, will highlight the contributions of 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC)

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Student Project: NASA Space Voyagers: The Game |...

In this strategy card game, you'll build spacecraft that can explore the Moon, Mars, and other destinations throughout our solar system while withstanding challenges thrown your way.

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Community Project Grants - Florida Humanities

Florida Humanities' Community Project Grants awards up to $10,000 to support humanities-based learning experiences.

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Are you eligible? Florida guidelines for free or...

Parents will receive an application form along with a letter, according to FDACS.

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Digital Wish - Grants

Find grants for education technology.

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Apply to become an Afterschool Alliance Youth Ambassador!

We are thrilled to announce that we are seeking applicants for our Youth Ambassador program! Youth aged 13 and older are invited to apply by sharing their afterschool experiences by August 31,

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Registration is Officially Open | Florida Afterschool...

Get your professional development needs met this October in Orlando! NAVIGATING THE FUTURE The role of after school and expanded learning is changing in Florida. Join us this October to learn how you

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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!
Free Online PD with Newest Partner

Get your roadmap for positive impact with the Flourish Lab - our newest partner! You don't want to miss this opportunity happening August 17 at 1 pm ET

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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.
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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