Join us in Salem on  March 6th as we celebrate expanded learning opportunities in afterschool and summer. We are looking for people who can come meet with your legislators or join us in the morning for a round table discussion with current and potential champions. Also, we would love to have a couple of youth come to share about their meaningful afterschool or summer experience in the Galleria during our lunchtime 'party'. If you are interested in participating, please Register Here or contact with any questions. Looking forward to a great day celebrating the opportunities youth deserve!
Leap into Science

Oregon was one of five states chosen to participate in a statewide Leap into Science project thanks in part to OregonASK's continued facilitation of the Oregon Girls Collaborative. As a state partnership, we have received a grant from  The Franklin Institute Science Museum, the  National Girls Collaborative , and the Institute for Learning Innovation, funded by the National Science Foundation. Our Oregon team includes OregonASK, the State Library of Oregon , Southern Oregon STEM Hub , and the Center for Career Development at Portland State University

During the three year Leap Into Science pilot, this evidence based curriculum that integrates open-ended science activities with children books for children ages 3 - 10 and their families will be distributed around Oregon.  We will also be aligning the curriculum to the Oregon Registry and creating a train-the-trainer model to be delivered through the Center for Career Development at Portland State University. Most importantly, as a state leadership team, we look forward to disseminating high-quality science and literacy programming, joining a national network of institutions, receiving evidence-based curricula and 45 kits for participating programs for the next 3 years. 

Thank you to our partners and all those we will be able to work with to get more youth and families engaged with science and literacy.
Adelante Mujeres selected as Latina Sci-Girls Site
Adelante Mujeres, working with OregonASK, was selected as a site for the 
Latina SciGirls Project, funded by the National Science FoundationThe project is a three year media, outreach and research initiative which will result in six half-hour television episodes of the  SciGirls  Series filmed in Spanish. 
This Project will showcase Latina girls and their Latina STEM mentors investigating culturally relevant science and engineering problems, and provide opportunities to connect girls and their families with in-person Latina role models. An external research study conducted with the University of Colorado-Boulder will also test the hypothesis:  The SciGirls model, when augmented to address specific barriers to STEM engagement of Hispanic girls ages 8 to 13 and their parents, will promote the development of positive STEM- related identities in Hispanic girls. 
Katie Lakey selected as NAA Next Generation of Leaders 2018
We are proud to announce that OregonASK's own Katie Lakey has been selected as one of the National AfterSchoolAssociation (NAA) 2018 Next Generation of Afterschool honorees. The recipients of this honor are emerging young leaders who are afterschool champions and believers in the power of afterschool. They are active in the community and have the potential to provide broad and long-term impact. 

Katie is our Data & Grants Coordinator, and she sees her job this way:

My job is to help tell the story of afterschool: the triumphs of afterschool programs and the students they serve, but also the stories of the students still waiting for an opportunity. Through telling these stories I hope to help build strategies and systems that create opportunity for every child not just in Oregon but across the country

To learn more about Katie, and the rest of NAA's Next Generation of Leaders 2018, click here!
Summer Meals

Now is the time to start planning your 2018 summer meal service! Here are some resources to help you on the way.  Only 16.2% of children in Oregon who accessed lunches through National School Lunch Program over the 2015-16 school year accessed meals through the Summer Food Service Program in the summer of 2016 (FRAC). Let's make sure more children can access meals this summer!
Funding Opportunity: generationOn

generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, has partnered with Scooby-Doo and his friends to solve mysteries and #DooGood in the community. Now they want you to do the same! With the generous support of Warner Bros., generationOn is providing $500 grants to help you and your gang of friends create two service projects to solve community issues related to the environment, hunger or animal welfare.
The deadline to apply is Monday, February 12th. For more information, visit .
Register Today for Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities   
CryptoClub Training
Saturday February 10th at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Register Now for only $25
The  CryptoClub  curriculum teaches cryptography and mathematics to middle school age youth in afterschool settings. This training includes an educator manual and one youth workbook for  each participant, while providing st rategies to support the exploration of math and cryptography with CryptoClub Materials.

Service to Careers Pilot
February 16th in Wilsonville 9am-12pm

Be part of our pilot Service to Careers project, using curriculum designed by OregonASK for middle and high school youth. Participants will be trained in facilitation of the service learning model, emphasizing youth voice. The other key piece of this experience is the direct connection with local workforce through regional workforce investment boards and industry partners. Register Now for FREE
National Afterschool Association Convention
Lead the Charge
March 18th-20th in Atlanta, GA
This years NAA Convention will be a partnership with the National 21st Century Community Learning Center conference, bringing together state 21st CCLC teams with NAA participants for this 3 day opportunity to Be Bold. Be Brave. Be Brilliant. Click here to find more information about this unique opportunity to increase collaboration with local, state and federal partners. 
Program Management  
OregonASK is offering a Program Management Training Series this winter for afterschool leaders who want to build their program management skills. All classes are approved for credit through the Oregon Registry and folks who work in licensed child care programs can apply for a  Cohort Scholarship . Attend one or the whole series. Space is limited so register right away! Visit our website for more details. 
All classes will be in-person in Wilsonville. Sessions include:
2/8/18: School Day Collaboration for Afterschool Programs
Set 2 | CKC: Family & Community Systems | 2 Hours | Cost: $30
2/22/8: Family Engagement Through Authentic Relationships
Set 2 | CKC: Family & Community Systems | 2 Hours | Cost: $30

3/8/18: Forming Community Partnerships in School Age Programs
Set 2 | CKC: Family & Community Systems | 2 Hours | Cost: $30

3/22/18: Using Data for Quality Improvement in School Age Programs
Set 2 | CKC: Observation & Assessment | 2 hours  |  Cost: $30

4/5/18 : Professionalism in Afterschool
Set 1 | CKC: Personal & Professional Leadership Development | 2 Hours | Cost: $20
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