June 28, 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.
TAKE ACTION: 2023 Lights On Afterschool Poster Contest...

The Lights On Afterschool poster contest is officially open AND DUE JULY 10! This year we're looking for any artwork that represents the spirit of afterschool programs. To make things even more...

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TAKE ACTION! Your feedback needed on 21st CCLCs...

UPDATE: The deadline has been extended from June 16th to July 7th. The U.S. Department of Education is accepting feedback on Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning...

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Want to be inspired by youth leadership? This story about a young man in Miramar, Florida, has us all caught up. MUST READ!
Florida Teen Takes a Two-Sided Approach to Global Hunger ...

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Amogh Baranwal. Read his story and nominate an outstanding volunteer or family as a Daily...

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Combat summer 'brain drain' with high-quality learning...

During the summer break, children and parents alike look forward to enjoying a much-needed..

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Youth have "Fun with Food" at Wakulla 4-H Summer Camp

Youth ages 8 to 13 learned about MyPlate nutrition guidelines and engaged in hands-on cooking activities design to grow their culinary skills. The cooking lessons included instruction on kitchen safety

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North Miami summer program intends to prevent drowning...

NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) - In South Florida, everyone is surrounded by water, but there are quite a few children who don't know how to Read More

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FSU music camps provide harmonious experience for K-12...

At Florida State University, one of the nation's oldest and largest summer music programs welcomed its largest group of campers [...]

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National Summer Learning Week - July 11-15, 2022

National Summer Learning Week is a celebration dedicated to elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school ready to succeed in the year.

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VentureLab's Pitch Game

The original pitch game: generate ideas using an adjective, noun, and verb! Randomly generate words for the game with this easy tool.

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Learning from Others: PA EMS camp gives teens hands-on...

EmergyCare's Camp EMS in Meadville, Pennsylvania is a different kind of summer camp for teens, offering a view into a career in EMS with hands-on training and demonstrations.

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Hillsborough Program Focuses On Teaching Kids Throughout ...

Hillsborough Program Focuses On Teaching Kids Throughout Summer - Tampa, FL - The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County will share the campaign with more than 100 preschools and childcare centers.

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Brokering: A Framework to connect Youth

This toolkit starts with a key theoretical assumption that learning is not something that only takes place in schools, but instead one that spans the many settings of a young person's life. An interest in web...

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WATCH: What Good Leaders Do

Are your students or your staff less engaged than you wish? Is this causing retention or production issues? Try one, two (or twelve) free or low-cost techniques that good leaders can use to engage both students and staff. (Broadcast 12.7.22)

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Training Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions
Questions begin a path toward discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. How can we help youth expand and clarify their thinking and develop their reasoning through the questions we ask them? This module is a great way to train staff on how to facilitate STEM learning. Use the link below to register!

Training Cohort: Elevating Youth Voice and Choice
How often do youth in your program get to choose what they’re investigating or designing, the materials they might use, and/or how they engage with the work? In this module, participants try out strategies for elevating youth voice and choice and apply the ideas as they redesign a STEM activity to incorporate a greater variety of youth input. Use the link below to register!

Become a Children's Week Partner Today!

Have you heard the good news? The 29th Annual Children's Week Florida™ is coming to the State Capitol January 14-19, 2024, and we want you to be a part of the largest event in the state that celebra

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Call for Conference Presenters

Florida After School, Inc. invites you to join us at the 2023 Annual Conference on October 25-27, 2023, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This event unites hundreds of professionals across a variety of disciplines who are comitted to ...

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