This is our last Afterschool Advisor of 2022. We will return in 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.
This holiday season, give the gift of recognition

Happy Holidays from your friends at Children's Week Florida™! Do you know an outstanding advocate whose work has positively impacted the lives of Florida's children and youth this year? Show them your appreciation by nominating them for a...

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Happy retirement to Gary Cain, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida Director. Thank you for your 28+ years of service to the children & youth of central Florida.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida director Gary Cain ...

An early experience of positive affirmation in Gary Cain's childhood set him on a trajectory that would influence the rest of his life and career. Growing up in the Florida Panhandle, Cain found a welcoming space and a home at the Boys & Girls...

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Orlando After-School All-Stars Get Big Boost from DeVos...

ORLANDO - Several years back, Sagie-May Dorcely needed a backpack upgrade. The one she had at the time was ripping apart and broken at the handles. Its defects made it quite challenging to lug around. That's when Orlando After-School All-Stars...

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Stories of Hope: Fifth-grader learns about force of...

My name is Fernanda Escobar, I am in the fifth grade at Westside Elementary School. I am in the after-school FBHonors Program with Food Brings Hope. I was asked to join the FBHonors program this year because I earned the high score of 5 on...

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Miami Proud: Afterschool program 'MicroSociety' gives...

CBS Miami MIAMI - An afterschool program in Miami's West Little River neighborhood is putting kids in charge and to work- as early as kindergarten. Welcome to "Dukeville" it's like a tiny city where all the students have jobs and run everything...

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'It shouldn't have to be this difficult': Lack of...

Campaign Action According to the Afterschool Alliance, there are nearly 25 million children in the United States who don't have access to afterschool programs-kids who would be in afterschool programs if they were available-and low-income Black...

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AIM High Grants due February 1

Supporting Out-of-School Time Programs Serving Middle School Youth RFP Due:  Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. ET View the full RFP and submit your application here.

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Learning from Others: After school and STEM

Middle school students from around the city are learning about robotics, artificial intelligence and 3D printing through the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) Jr. STEM Academy. The iSTEM after-school program is taking place at the Career...

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Escambia County Area Transportation will provide free...

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. ( WKRG) - A new program launched by Escambia County Area Transit Wednesday will allow children under the age of 18 to ride for free. "We want to empower them to feel safe, and be a future rider of the transit," said...

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Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids

Computer programming can help kids develop vital problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Not sure where to begin? This list offers ways to jump-start a coding adventure. It also encourages kids to become creators and not simply consumers of ...

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Introducing the Yippee Marketplace

YIPPEE was built to connect educators to a host of free entrepreneurship education resources and to one another. As part of the YIPPEE community, educators are empowered to explore a wide range of products in a single place and share their...

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26 Christmas Activities for Teenagers (They'll Actually...

Christmas activities for teenagers deserve an entire article. Because, let's be honest: anyone who's got a teenager knows that they are in a totally different stage of childhood. They don't necessarily enjoy the activities they used to (even...

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Florida Afterschool Summit: Florida Specific Preconference before Beyond School Hours
Join your Florida peers for a full-day summit showcasing afterschool innovations and quality improvement efforts. Sessions include leadership and policy development, building a strong afterschool workforce, and how to measure program quality. This summit is designed for out-of-school time and youth development professionals, thought-leaders and front-line service providers.

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It is never too Early: Planning for a Game-Changing Summer

With new resources available for summer programming, and great challenges facing our students, we have an opportunity to make summer 2022 a game-changer for students. Programs allow students to explore, create, connect with peers and mentors, and ...

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Becoming a Better Mentor - MENTOR

A free resource written by experts in the field to benefit any adult looking to support young people. Click here for more information.

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ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Engineering Practices
Dates: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM EST on the following Tuesdays: 1/10/2023, 1/24/2023 & 2/7/2023
Engineering has become a staple of STEM programming for youth. How can we confidently bring engineering into our programming and support youth as they engage in problem-solving? In this module, you’ll gain first-hand experience with engineering by solving a design problem. As a participant, you’ll examine the components of the engineering design process and discuss ways to model the process with youth. Asking Purposeful Questions is a prerequisite to this skill. Register: Use the code AC285EP


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Beyond School Hours 2023 Conference
Save your seat for Foundations Inc's #BeyondSchoolHours 2023 Conference, the premier gathering of education practitioners and thought leaders. Attend top-notch workshops, presentations, excursions + exhibits. Register today!

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Mark your calendar!
Children’s Week Florida 2023 will be at the State Capitol, March 26 to 31! Children’s Week Florida is the largest event held in the state that celebrates and honors its commitment to children, youth, and advocates.

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