November 2, 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.
This week's spotlight is shining on the upcoming virtual workshop on OST Workforce development happening Friday, November 4, at 10 a.m. We must have a talented and well-compensated workforce for our OST efforts to be effective. This workshop will help us get there.
OST Workforce Development Workshop on Friday, November 4
Join us for a virtual workshop to set the vision for our future workforce, and crowd source our collective assets and opportunities to attract, retain and grow the out-of-school time field.
If you have an idea for an afterschool spotlight or would like to be featured, email Holly to help share your story!
Lemonade Day National Names Tallahassee, Florida Third...

HOUSTON--()-- Lemonade Day, a national non-profit committed to preparing youth for life through a unique entrepreneurial and experiential program, announced its 2022 National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year: brothers Ethan and Edward Chapman (3 rd ...

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From pack meetings in his basement to CEO, retiring exec ...

When Jack Sears Jr. was in the third grade, he became a Cub Scout. His mother was den leader and the pack met in the family's Mount Hope, W.Va., basement, where a section was painted blue and yellow in Cub Scout colors.

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FUNdamental Academy Opens New Doors to Help Parkland...

PARKLAND, FL- A brand-new opportunity for Parkland students to improve their educational experience officially opened in Parkland on Thursday evening tutoring and aftercare and from Kindergarten - 2nd grade in microschool.

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Afterschool: A bipartisan solution to help young people...

Last week across the country, more than 6,000 local programs celebrated the 23rd annual Lights On Afterschool and Democratic and Republican governors in 46 states and the District of Columbia issued

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Boys & Girls Clubs' 'Faces of the Future' Breakfast is...

For the first time in three years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida's Brevard County Faces of the Future Breakfast will be entirely live and in person on Oct. 19 at the Space Coast Convention Center, 301 Tucker Lane, beginning at 8 a.m....

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Girl Scouts of West Central Florida receives $2 million...

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott awarded an $84.5 million donation to Girl Scouts USA, and 29 local Girl Scout Councils. It's the largest cash donation they have ever received, and it will help Girl Scout groups nationwide. As part of that gift,...

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Local law enforcement and faith community leaders...

In a workshop local authority municipalies church leaders spoke about how they can stop gun violence. leaders discussed the why, worked on action development pl

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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.
Educator Guide: Make a Soda Can Engine | NASA/JPL Edu

Students will investigate the action-reaction principal (Newton's third law of motion) by creating water-propelled engines and changing different variables to see how their engines perform.

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The Walt Disney Company Announces $1 Million Multi-Year...

Today, The Walt Disney Company announced a $1 million grant to Florida A&M University's School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC) over the next five years with the establishment of the Disney Storytellers Fund at FAMU.

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Final Virtual Pitch Event of the Year - December 1

VentureLab pitch events go beyond business ideas, fostering a safe space for entrepreneurial mindsets to grow. Every young entrepreneur who pitches gets a gift card & pre-event coaching. Save the date, and register to participate!

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The Genius of Play and STEAM: Nov 8
Join us to learn how play can be an effective tool to help kids build all kinds of skills, including those specific to STEAM!
Mizzen by Mott: THE app for Afterschool Planning

With activities from premier organizations like Jazz at Lincoln Center and powerful management tools, this new app can help you strengthen your afterschool program. Mizzen by Mott inspires, engages and sparks learning in young people. Supported...

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Demystifying Systemic Social and Emotional Learning:...

You can register for the whole series, one webinar, or multiple. Not sure if you can attend live? Still register to receive recordings and follow-up resources straight to your inbox. Educators around the globe are seeing an increase in demand and ...

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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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