November 9, 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.
Preparing for a Hurricane or Other Tropical Storm

Hurricane season starts on May 15 in the north Pacific and June 1 in the Atlantic and the Caribbean. Before hurricane season each year, make sure you are prepared. Learn the basics about making a hurricane plan, buying supplies, evacuating, and...

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Spotlight on Jefferson County in North Florida! Congrats on your progress to develop a Community Partnership School with support from Children's Home Society and others.
Jefferson County K-12 to become a Community Partnership...

Children's Home Society Contributor Jefferson County K-12 will adopt the innovative Community Partnership Schools™ model this year with partnerships among Children's Home Society of Florida, Florida A&M University, Florida Department of...

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Junior Achievement awarded $40,000 Richard M. Schulze...

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation grant Grant furthers career readiness programs for Southwest Florida students FORT MYERS, Fla. ( Nov. 4, 2022) - Southwest Florida's middle and high school students will be better prepared to transition into...

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Report: Middle school students need tailored instruction ...

Chiefs for Change shares how research and strategic initiatives can amplify innovation and best practices for the middle grades.

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Achievement Centers for Children & Families (ACCF)...

Delray Beach, FL - Achievement Centers for Children & Families (ACCF) 11 th Annual Witches of Delray Beach Bike Ride took flight on Saturday, October 29 th beginning at Delray Beach City Hall, and ending at the Green Market in Old School Square.

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Field trip: Community members get glimpse at some STEM...

Before COVID, the Flagler County Education Foundation hosted in-person school tours for community members on a regular basis. They have revived them this year. "We really wanted to get the community into the schools to experience what they do,"...

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Tom Petty's daughter donates $25,000 to Cade Museum

Florida Gator fans already have a reason to love Tom Petty; the lyrics of his 1989 hit "I Won't Back Down" echo through Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during every home football game.

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STEAM Day: Two Young Black Tech Entrepreneurs Discuss...

Nov. 8 marks STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Day, and BlavityU caught up with two young game-changers who are already making big moves in this broad area of study. Damilola Awofisayo, 18, and Jones Mays, 17, are two ...

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STEM scholarships to benefit needy

Miami, Fla. - Florida Memorial University, Miami's only HBCU, is part of a major partnership for a scholarship program for underprivileged kids living in the Miami pursuing careers in STEM and other technology related jobs.

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Does adversity make you stronger? Scientists say not always

There's an old saying that adversity makes you stronger. Real life shows that's not always true, but the adage highlights an evolving debate among scientists about resilience. After traumatic events and crises such as child abuse, gun violence or ...

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LAST CALL: Get paid to become a STEM Coach
Receive a $500 stipend to attend training plus $1000 for every cohort you coach. Applications due November 23rd.
Are you an afterschool leader and looking to build capacity for STEM engagement in your afterschool program? Would you like to train your staff through a live, nationally recognized coaching program? In partnership with the Million Girls Moonshot, the ACRES team is looking for job-secure afterschool program leaders (i.e. Site Directors, Site Coordinators, STEM Specialists, Professional Development and Training staff) who work directly with frontline staff to be trained to become an ACRES Virtual STEM Coach. As an ACRES Virtual STEM Coach, you will build your organization's capacity by training 3 to 6 members of your staff in at least 2 ACRES modules. This is your chance to be part of an educational change on how we train and support educators to facilitate high quality, engaging STEM that reaches all youth.
Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Exemplary Practices
If you were unable to attend or want to rewatch the webinar with NASA’s Universe of Learning here's the recording. Watch to learn how NASA creates and delivers timely and authentic resources.
Do you know about the Million Girls Moonshot?

We're going to transform the pathways into engineering, the sciences, and advanced manufacturing. Together. The Million Girls Moonshot will not only allow girls to envision themselves as future innovators, but it will increase the quality of...

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Exploring STEM in Space: NASA Partnership

EiE®, Museum of Science is excited to offer a suite of free NASA-funded STEM resources for students in grades 3-8. All resources are research-based and classroom-tested. They are designed to support students' understanding of space, while helping ...

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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!

NAA's Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders identifies young leaders and recognizes and cultivates the talent of afterschool champions who have the potential to influence the field of afterschool for years to come. The selected emerging leader...

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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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