January 25, 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.
HAVE YOU REGISTERED? The Afterschool Summit is on Feb 8...

Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 8 in at the Rosen! January 23, 2023 CONNECT. ENGAGE. LEAD. Are you a thought leader in the afterschool and out-of-school-time space? Does your organization focus on youth de

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Another South Florida program is grabbing out attention. Imagine an after school program that equips youth with skills to improve their grades and self-esteem. That is happening with "Jolie's Kids" at South Beach Boxing.
After-school program focused on boxing aims to teach...

(WSVN) - It's one of the most unique after-school programs in South Florida, and for kids enrolled, you could say they think it's a real hit. 7's Kevin Ozebek is here with today's Spotlight. They learn to jab and punch. Twice a week after school, ...

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Boys and Girls Clubs locations now open at Palm Beach...

More opportunities to change the lives of local students. This month, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County opened three new locations right on public school campuses. SPECIAL COVERAGE: Education When the school day is over at Conniston...

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BHG Financial and the YMCA: Winning Together

PRNewswire/ -- BHG Financial (BHG) announces its latest initiative to further strengthen the company's philanthropic presence in the Sunshine State. Eric Castro , Co-founder at BHG Financial, was joined by City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean...

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Howard Bishop Middle School celebrates becoming a...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Howard Bishop Middle School celebrated becoming a UCF-Certified Community Partnership School on Tuesday night, their next step to improving the lives of their students."The Community Partnership Schools™ model at Howard...

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Leon County School System adds armed guardians to...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - "We'll continue to add layers to this initiative as we see the need but, I would venture to say we are way ahead of most other school districts across the state of Florida and across the country with what we're doing...

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Mentoring Month Resource: Career Girls

Career Girls® showcases diverse and accomplished women role models sharing career advice to help the next generation discover their own path to empowerment.

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Florida Launches 2023 Black History Month Student and...

Student essay contest winners will receive a 2-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation TALLAHASSEE, Fl. - Recently, the Florida Department of Education and Volunteer Florida officially launched the ...

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Learning from Others: Young chefs to compete to 'feed the...

An event that aims to "feed the future" is being sponsored by a nonprofit with a name that's hard to forget. Blue Watermelon Project's annual Feeding the Future culinary contest challenges high school seniors to create healthy, great-tasting...

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FUNDING OPP: NASA Inspires Futures for Tomorrow's Youth...

The NIFTY project goal is to connect NASA STEM role models with youth-serving STEM programs for underrepresented youth (ages 9-14) in STEM, with a critical focus on girls and other historically excluded genders in STEM, which includes cis girls,...

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YE Resource: Launch a Classroom Gummy Candy Busine$$

CEOs of Tomorrow's imPACTful Creations Homemade Gummy Candy Business is perfect for the entrepreneurial classroom! We believe that students have great ideas, and we help them harness their entrepreneurial gifts and passions within a fun,...

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Engage Every Student: January 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET
The U.S. Department of Education invites you to join our Engage Every Student (EES) Quarterly Huddle on January 30, 2023 from 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm. At this virtual event, you will be joined by U.S. ED senior officials, EES partners and youth who will share updates, perspectives and resources focused on afterschool and summer learning.

ACRES Training Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions
Questions begin a path towards 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. Dates: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM EST on the following Mondays: 2/13/2023, 2/27/2023 & 3/13/2023
Register: Use the code AC227PQ

National Afterschool Association Convention

Prepare for sunshine and soul shine at the NAA Convention in Orlando, Florida, from March 19-22, 2023. NAA23 is the ultimate charging station-powering human connections, inspired learning, and meaningful recognition for OST professionals....

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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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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.

AIM High Grants due February 1

Supporting Out-of-School Time Programs Serving Middle School Youth RFP Due:  Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. ET View the full RFP and submit your application here.

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