March 22, 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.
Upcoming Webinar!
Florida Ready to Work: March 23 at 11 a.m. ET

Are you working to prepare your students for their future careers? Are you looking for opportunities for your students to earn state recognized credentials? Then we invite you to join us for an Introduction to Florida Ready to Work.

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Sometimes when we say "after" school we really just mean beyond school. How can programs expand learning through innovative approaches and project-based learning? Palm Beach is figuring it out with an intensive phonics program called S.P.I.R.E. - a "specialized program individualing reading excellence." Check out the results!
New phonics program helps close the reading gap in Boca...

New statistics that show Florida saw a far less dramatic drop in scores than other states that had their schools closed longer.

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Escambia Children's Trust awards Pensacola $1.7 million...

The Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded a $1.7 million grant from the Escambia Children's Trust, which will be used to support after-school programs for local youth at city community centers.

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Florida Power & Light volunteers support Salvation Army...

Florida Power & Light Company volunteers recently spent the day giving back to The Salvation Army's after-school program and community center in Pensacola as part of FPL's 15th annual Power to Care Week. About 20 volunteers worked to replace old...

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Aspiration Academy: A place for children to learn and...

Creating animations. Learning about how horses can help disabled children and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Discovering the process of sowing seeds in the ground and watching a plant sprout to one day produce tomatoes, peppers and ...

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A rigorous and vibrant learning community for all students

Hi, my name is Jamora Arroyo-Jefferson and I'm a junior at Ransom Everglades Upper School in Miami, Florida. As a high school student with a lot of different interests, I participate in a variety of afterschool programs. I love creating things,...

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Afterschool Alliance: Youth Voices Toolkit

Across non-profit, advocacy, and youth-serving organizations, "youth voice" has become an increasingly popular topic. But what does this work look like and how do organizations interested in incorporating youth voice into their mission and scope...

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STEM Stories: Women's Experiences Advocating for Equity

In this webinar recording, fellows will share practical tips and resources on topics, such as fostering cultural responsiveness, supporting STEM identity, and using role models effectively!

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CALLING ALL TEENS! Two weeks until the big day...

Children's Week is for all children and youth! New this year is TEEN THURSDAY at the Capitol from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on March 30, 2023. This special event will allow students (grades 7th-12th) from across the state to see the legislative process...

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Celebrate DNA Day with your students

The Future is Bright celebrates the discovery and possibilities of DNA. Scientists have been studying DNA and the human genome for decades, leading to an ever-growing genomics industry. Enhance your students STEM knowledge with these resources!

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The Grant Cardone Foundation Engages With Over 350,000...

Grant Cardone has broken barriers of success once again within his non-profit organization, The Grant Cardone Foundation which confirms engaging with over 350,000 youth globally with their generous and ongoing fundraising and mentoring occurring...

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Florida After School Youth Summit
Students participating in afterschool and youth development programs across Florida, ages 12-18, are invited to join this unique learning and leadership opportunity. The day features interactive sessions to enhance academic achievement, support...
DoS Training | PEAR

The Dimensions of Success Program Planning Tool can help facilitate your STEM learning program. For information on the DoS Certification, Program Planning Tool Training, and Educator Wellness Workshop, register by April 6 for the April 20 workshop!

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Florida Afterschool & Summer Symposium
Thank you for visiting the registration site for the 2023 Florida Afterschool & Summer Symposium! Please note: 1-Day Event Tickets Available for Thursday's Leadership Day and Saturday (Great opportunity for front line staff!) Already thinking...
Register Today! Every Hour Counts Conference: May 30-June 1

Gather with us May 30 - June 1 to share, strategize, and connect. In the only convening of this type focused on peer-to-peer learning, we'll explore how to develop community-wide solutions with young people and leaders from across communities.

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