Happy Holidays from all of us at OregonASK! 
End of Year Federal Policy Update
 
As 2017 comes to a close, Congress tries to prepare for the new year by moving some key legislation forward, while others still lay in wait.  
 
The much awaited Trump Tax Reform has officially made its way through the US House and Senate. From this $1 trillion tax break for business and individuals, we anticipate cuts in many social service programs and even education. Interested to know what that might mean for you? Take a LOOK HERE  for some of the broad changes and details associated with upcoming reform.  

Although the Tax Reform bill made its way into law, the budget for 2018 spending continues to be a matter of discussion. Congress voted today for another continuing resolution (CR) to keep spending at current level until a full budget can be agreed upon. This CR will be in effect until January 19th. We will keep you posted about any opportunities to help advocate. 
Don't forget to Register Now for these Upcoming Training Opportunities

CryptoClub Training
January 20th 9am-5pm in Wilsonville
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.
 
Web Literacy Clubs Training
Friday January 26th 9am-12pm
Register Now for FREE
This training will prepare participants to use online resources to build Web Clubs and award digital badges to youth. The Web Clubs give middle school aged students an opportunity to learn how to research on, design for, and understand the world wide web. Facilitators will have access to Mozilla Web Literacy Digital Badges and learn how to award them to students who can then share their experiences with potential schools and employers.
 
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. Participants will also be directly connected with local workforce through regional workforce investment boards and industry partners. Register Now for FREE

Thank you for your support of afterschool in Oregon and across the nation. Have a happy new year!

Beth Unverzagt, Executive Director
(503)689-1656


OregonASK is a collaboration of public and private organizations and community members which seek to address common-issues and concerns across all out-of-school time services- child care, recreation, education and youth development.

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