February 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.
Welcome to new Florida Afterschool Team Members!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Florida Afterschool & Summer Symposium
Already thinking about summer? We are! Florida Afterschool is putting together a three day symposium on April 13-15, 2023, at the B Resort & Spa in Disney Springs! This conference will include a dedicated leadership track, resource hall, peer-led workshops and a Saturday youth summit. Day tickets will be available. Save the date and start planning your travel today! (more details coming soon)

Afterschool Art club in Apopka inspired this young artist to leave a permanent mark at a local park. Never underestimate the power of afterschool today!
Artist showcases local Black history through murals,...

APOPKA, Fla. - Black History Month focuses on telling the story of contributions from Black Americans. One young artist is telling that story in a visual way on murals across Central Florida. If you live in Orange County, you've likely seen a...

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GOAALLL! American Global's 9th Annual Soccer Tournament...

For a ninth consecutive year, American Global hosted its Annual Soccer Event & Tournament in sunny Miami, Florida. This full-day affair has become one the most popular industry outings, welcoming nearly 200 participants across the three-part...

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Mall gives Boys & Girls Club finalists shopping spree -...

On Jan. 14, The Gardens Mall treated seven Youth of the Year finalists from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County to a shopping spree. The young leaders each received a $750 gift card and a complimentary lunch at Shake Shack.

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Mariner High School JROTC are State Champions in...

Mariner High School JROTC are State Champions in Marksmanship The Mariner High School JROTC Marksmanship team is the first team from Lee County to ever win the Florida JROTC State Championship. Cadet Nathan Krokstrom won the individual state...

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Three new bills would support mentoring for student success

National Mentoring month in January arrived paired with three pieces of legislation to support mentoring activities: A Transition to Success Mentoring Act, Mentoring to Succeed Act, and the Students Helping Younger Students Act. All three bills...

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Vision realized - St. Cloud Boys & Girls Club officially ...

In St. Cloud, reality has met perception on a project that an entire community can take a little credit on.

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Brevard Public Schools spotlights career technical...

MELBOURNE, Fla. - With the volume of high tech and specialized companies on the Space Coast and looking to expand in Brevard County and Florida in general, the demand for more skilled workers is only increasing.

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FIU awarded $6M to boost mental health support for...

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded FIU a $6 million grant to help improve access to mental health services for students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS). The five-year grant funded through the Bipartisan Safer Communities...

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Garden Grant Program

At Whole Kids Foundation, we know that the more kids know and feel connected to their food, the more curious they become about how things grow or taste, and the more willing they are to try new foods. This is why we believe in edible garden...

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VentureLab Impact in 2022 - Entrepreneurship Education...

Discover the impact that you helped VentureLab make in 2022. We are on a mission to create the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs!

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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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Virtual NSLA Summer Planning Bootcamp on March 29-30!

Led by dynamic out-of-school time leaders, sessions will delve into strategies to accelerate learning, build critical partnerships, and plan successful strategies to scale impact in a sustainable and measurable way.

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Nurturing Creativity and Social Emotional Learning...

Eventbrite - Temescal Associates and the How Kids Learn Foundation presents Nurturing Creativity and Social Emotional Learning Through Play - Friday, March 24, 2023 - Find event and ticket information.

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Women who Lead: Closing the Gender Gap in Technology, Mar 15

How can we build a tech workforce that's more equitable for women? Join Scientific Adventures for Girls for a free, virtual speakers event on March 15 at 4 p.m. to explore best practices in gender equity...

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Mark your calendar!
Children’s Week Florida 2023 will be at the State Capitol, March 26 to 31! Children’s Week Florida is the largest event held in the state that celebrates and honors its commitment to children, youth, and advocates.

Calling On Presenters for Prime Time's Afterschool Symposium

Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. is requesting proposals for its Afterschool Symposium 2023. This one-day, in-person event will take place on May 12, 2023, at the West Palm Beach Marriott hotel. This year's theme is Shift to Now - Embracing the ...

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