August 3, 2022
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 out-of-school-time opportunities to foster their success in school and beyond.
This Florida based success story follows the career and passion of a young man and his double bass from Tampa to Tallahassee to Fort Myers, benefiting from and bringing out-of-school-time learning opportunities to play jazz. It's the perfect spotlight!
(Jazz) From the Soul - Started at an Afterschool Club ...

Spoiler alert: Jazz is a metaphor. Plenty of writers have waxed poetic about improvisation:Embrace the unexpected; adapt in the now; roll with whatever comes next. Jazz can also be a paragon of versatility. The greats, for example, must master...

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Sarasota's summer learning programs critical amid major...

Sarasota parent Zac Cox turned to the great outdoors for a classroom when the pandemic forced the closure of schools. His two small kids - cut off from friends and wrestling with online learning - needed more, so he loaded them into the car and...

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www.heraldtribune.com
'Quitting is not an option': Law enforcement explorer...

Dozens of law enforcement "explorers" are spending part of their summer learning basic police and military skills at the Law Enforcement Academy.Participants ages 13 to 20 arrived for boot camp Wednesday at the Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation on...

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www.wpbf.com
Research highlights positive impacts of math-focused...

An AERA study showing improved math scores and better attendance comes as the Biden administration issues a new summer learning fact sheet.

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www.k12dive.com
Local 'Shark Tank' winner hopes to inspire youth with...

One of the latest winners of ABC's Shark Tank made an appearance in Palm Beach County Tuesday.Alexiou Gibson's health-focused company, The Transformation Factory, is headquartered in Lake Worth Beach.A Moment of Joy: News We LoveBack in May, he...

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www.wpbf.com
CHS Florida offers tips to ease back to school anxiety

The Children's Home Society of Florida (CHS) is offering tips and warning signs to help parents and caregivers recognize signs of back-to-school anxiety and help children find the support they need.

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www.mynews13.com
Learning From Others: YMCA holding afterschool job fair ...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The YMCA of Greater Birmingham will be hosting a job fair for afterschool counselors on Wednesday August 3, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Hoover YMCA. If you apply ahead of time, interviews will be offered on the spot.

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www.wbrc.com
Deadline Fast Approaching: YE VentureLab Spark Program ...

The VentureLab Spark program provides youth mentoring and resources to help youth develop their ideas alongside their entrepreneurial mindsets and skills.

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venturelab.org
This Broward high school grad built an app to expose...

By Riley Kaminer Dylan Bober of Broward County's Cooper City High School noticed something in his computer science classes. "There are a lot of other male students like me, and very few female students," he told Refresh Miami, recalling his...

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refreshmiami.com
FAN Public Policy Forum: Registration Now Open
We are excited to announce our second annual Public Policy Forum on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL, immediately before the 2022 Florida Afterschool Conference. Learn how to register:

flafterschool.com
Leveraging Collective Impact to Support STEM Programs...
Join us for this webinar on leveraging collective impact in celebration of NGCP's 20th anniversary in September! Too often programs that serve girls in STEM are limited in service and impact due to size, location, funding, expertise, and...

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Increase Access to Computer Science with Afterschool...

Today's children are growing up in a world that is highly reliant on technology. They will also face a job market where computer and technology skills will not only give them a head start but will likely be required. However, according to the...

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naaweb.org
Guest blog: Advancing equity and inclusion in hiring and ...

By Angelica Portillo, National AfterSchool Association's Director of Advocacy and Workforce Initiatives, and Shawna Rosenweig, Camp Fire Chief Strategy Officer and member of the National AfterSchool Association's Board. For the last 20 years,...

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www.afterschoolalliance.org
Access NIFTY Program & Resources to advance STEM

NASA Inspires Futures for Tomorrow’s Youth (NIFTY) is designed to broaden youth participation in STEM studies by providing opportunities for youth to interact with and learn from NASA STEM professionals.

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science.nasa.gov
Youth Afterschool Ambassador Application 2022-23

Thank you for your interest in applying to be an Afterschool Alliance Youth Ambassador! Each school year, the Afterschool Alliance recruits a cohort of youth ages 13 and up to serve as Youth Ambassadors and share their perspectives on afterschool ...

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Save the Date!
Lights on Afterschool will be Thursday, October 20, this year! This is the only nationwide event celebrating out-of-school-time programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.

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