December 14, 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 expanded learning opportunities to foster their success in school and beyond.
Spotlight on the Tampa Children's Business Fair, a nonprofit that gathers together the brightest "kidpreneurs" in Tampa Bay. Tampa Children's Business Fairthis Tampa Bay Kidpreneur unique public-private partnership in Florida's capital city enriching student achievement and personal growth.
'Kidpreneurs' in Tampa Bay area show smarts, creativity...

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - Lili Spurgeon is a passionate business owner. She pours love and creativity, heart and soul, into making her jewelry and mystery treasure boxes. The Palmetto talent won't sell anything unless she believes in it, as well. Oh, ...

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THIS IS THE POWER OF #FLAFTERSCHOOL.
Fort Pierce after-school program changing lives

A group on the Treasure Coast is getting big recognition for its work of transforming the lives of young people.What started as a simple program run out of a home is now running out of space. And kids who are helped by the program hope it can...

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www.wpbf.com
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida Break Ground on...

The Boys & Clubs of Central Florida have broken ground on a new robotics room that was built with funds from a $500,000 donation from the Walt Disney Company made last year as part of the World's Most Magical Celebration at Walt Disney World...

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www.laughingplace.com
Universal Orlando hosts "Celebration of Giving"; grants...

To celebrate its longtime partnership with the Central Florida community, the Universal Orlando Foundation this week awarded more than $1 million in grants to 30 charitable organizations. The grants will help provide everything from school...

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www.insideuniversal.net
Stories of Hope: FBHonors grad is thriving at the...

My name is Malana Jackson and I turn 20 this month. I am a sophomore attending the University of Florida with a major in microbiology and a minor in health disparities.

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www.news-journalonline.com
Saturday is the big day for Jacksonville-area Christmas...

The two largest holiday toy giveaways for disadvantaged children in Northeast Florida - one in Jacksonville, the other in Clay County - will be on the same day this year. Both are still accepting monetary and toy donations for their respective...

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www.jacksonville.com
EDIBLE CLASSROOMS - Bonita Springs Florida Weekly

TOMATOES, PEPPERS AND ONIONS CAN TURN into many tasty dishes, such as salsa. But they can also turn into lesson plans for elementary school students. "Our garden is easily linked through the students' science curriculum but also integrated into...

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Trip to India convinces high schooler to do more to help ...

Support local journalism. A digital subscription is incredibly affordable and makes you the most informed person around. Click here and subscribe today . Last December, I walked the streets of Calcutta, India, and came across The Missionaries of...

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www.floridatoday.com
Certifications offer student opportunities

Michelle Rodriguez and Alivia Insixiengmay - Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) - Lakewood Ranch High School (LRHS) Mustangs are completing their professional certifications for future jobs. Mustangs are testing to become certified in many...

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Arts and Athletics: It's Time for Afterschool

Walk into the cafeteria at PS 9 on West 84th Street around 2:30 p.m. and you can hear the buzz and excitement. The K-5 children have spent an entire day in their classes and are now ready to let off some steam in the Arts and Athletics...

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www.westsidespirit.com
Highlighting the voices of youth workers: New book...

As we've learned over our years in the youth development field, the voices of youth workers are critical to shaping programs and policies. The stories they tell, the insights they've gained-we have come to deeply appreciate their profound...

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www.afterschoolalliance.org
Teaching Coding | PBS KIDS ScratchJr | PBS LearningMedia

Below, you will find support videos and a self-paced educator workshop to explore the why, what, and how of creative coding for children ages 5-8. See educators in action as they demonstrate methods and tips on creating a more enriching classroom ...

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www.pbslearningmedia.org
Florida Afterschool Summit: Florida Specific Preconference before Beyond School Hours
Join your Florida peers for a full-day summit showcasing afterschool innovations and quality improvement efforts. Sessions include leadership and policy development, building a strong afterschool workforce, and how to measure program quality. This summit is designed for out-of-school time and youth development professionals, thought-leaders and front-line service providers.

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AIM High Grant Opportunity - Webinar on December 15
The New York Life Foundation will make 40 grants to out-of-school time programs serving youth, specifically middle schoolers, through their Aim High local RFP grant program. Join us for this webinar on December 15th 3PM ET to learn more about the funding opportunity, eligibility requirements, and expectations.


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NGCP Webinar: Inspire Youth with Hour of Code activities

Join NGCP and Microsoft MakeCode during Computer Science Education Week 2022 to learn how you can inspire youth with fun and engaging Hour of Code activities! During this webinar, learn how to use Microsoft MakeCode, a free online learn-to-code...

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ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Engineering Practices
Dates: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM EST on the following Tuesdays: 1/10/2023, 1/24/2023 & 2/7/2023
Engineering has become a staple of STEM programming for youth. How can we confidently bring engineering into our programming and support youth as they engage in problem-solving? In this module, you’ll gain first-hand experience with engineering by solving a design problem. As a participant, you’ll examine the components of the engineering design process and discuss ways to model the process with youth. Asking Purposeful Questions is a prerequisite to this skill. Register: Use the code AC285EP


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Beyond School Hours 2023 Conference
Save your seat for Foundations Inc's #BeyondSchoolHours 2023 Conference, the premier gathering of education practitioners and thought leaders. Attend top-notch workshops, presentations, excursions + exhibits. Register today!

www.beyondschoolhours.org
Last Call for Nominees: NSLA 2023 Summer Learning Awards

It is time to apply for the 2023 Summer Learning Awards. Think your program has what it takes to be recognized as a national leader? Apply today! Applications must be submitted by December 16 at 5:00 p.m.

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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.

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