August 10, 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.
"Kids are more susceptible to learn when they have full bellies, so we want to make sure we are giving them proper nutrition, the opportunity to thrive." Afterschool meal programs play a big role in helping the United Way of Palm Beach County address this critical issue so no kid goes hungry.
Nonprofits fighting hunger during and after school in...

As school starts back up, the rush of students getting food in the cafeteria begins again.But feeding students isn't just something that happens in between classes and at lunch, it's an all-day process."Kids are more susceptible to learn when...

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Kids learn about "stewards of the planet," climate at...

MIAMI - Children attending summer camp at Family Action Network Movement (FANM) learned a key lesson during their final week: how the climate and food deserts impact neighborhoods such as Liberty City and Little Haiti.

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Hey Chatbot, tell me how kids can learn about AI

UF researchers and students hold summer camp for local children to make AI more accessible. Soccer-bot, stress-bot and fashion-bot are just three examples of conversational apps created by middle schoolers using a unique digital interface...

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MCPS Afterschool Meals Program expanding to serve 36 schools

The Food and Nutrition Department's Afterschool Meals Program for Marion County Public Schools is expanding to 36 sites for the 2022-2023 school year, including 31 new school sites. The program is designed to provide nutritious meals at no...

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Miami Children's Museum awarded $100,000 grant

MIAMI, Fla. - Miami Children's Museum has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations. The grant will support educational programs at the museum including summer camp, STEAM Integration Program for Early Head Start/Head Start, an...

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Mental Health Check: 5 Ways to Boost Students Socially and Emotionally
The afterschool classroom provides a space where students can learn to better understand their feelings and build healthy bonds with peers and mentors. If you are looking to implement SEL in afterschool, check out these five tips:
Introducing our all new Story Starter Generator - VentureLab

Spark creativity, courage and risk-taking with our all new Story Starter Generator! Use this fun online activity to teach and practice brainstorming. It's flexible and suitable for all ages, or even mixed grade levels!

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Ideas for Good Gamebook | WagiLabs

"Ideas for Good!" GameBook 42 Full Color Pages in Paperback and Kindle ​ The " Ideas for Good! " game is all about coming up with ideas to make life better for people in your community and the world. You can play as individuals or in teams. A...

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Getting Girls Into STEM by Improving Education for Everyone

Macrosystem- and microsystem-level variables promote and maintain gender inequities in STEM. Increasing gender parity in STEM requires changes to K-12 educational practice and policy. Recommendations for practice include creating relational...

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2022 Florida Afterschool Conference
This event will bring together hundreds of participants from various afterschool programs. Parents, students, teachers, school and district administrators, 21st CCLC sub-recipients, and those working in or with community-based organizations will be gathering in October for this conference. Be on the lookout for more information on what is being offered. Learn how to register:
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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Resources for Youth with Disabilities

AccessComputing Student Resources Online community for students with disabilities interested in pursuing degrees in computer science as well as those who wish to mentor them; newsletters describing events and activities of the AccessComputing...

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DiscoverE’s Future City Competition for OST: What Is It? How to get involved?
Join us on August 11 at 1:00 p.m.ET to hear from DiscoverE staff about the project based STEM competition Future City. Learn how it builds the engineering mindset in youth and positively impacts the lives of middle school aged participants. On this webinar you will hear from out of school time providers who have implemented Future City and learn how you can sign up and get involved..
10 Ways to Use the Afterschool Training Toolkit

The Afterschool Training Toolkit is designed to give afterschool program directors and instructors the resources they need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching activities that not only engage students, but also extend their...

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Our next YE Power Hour is all about Social Entrepreneurship
We are excited to welcome Dr. Sonia Toldeo, CEO, Dignity of Children. She will be sharing information about iDEAS Empowered by Youth, a project-based learning platformJoin us September 20, 2022 at 2 p.m. ET.
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:
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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