October 26, 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.
Shining a light on all the great things happening in Miami to introduce girls to STEM subjects as a young age. We're talking Girl Scout badges, science electives, makerspaces, hands-on workshops, after-school and summer programs. Read on!
Miami Programs Offer Ideas to Get Girls Involved with STEM

(TNS) - In 1970, pioneer scientist Janet Rowley began photographing the chromosomes of leukemia patients through a fluorescence microscope. She was determined to see if there were genetic abnormalities in common. Dedicated, relentless, and with...

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ACE Mentor Program Celebrates Alumni at Successful...
JACKSONVILLE, FL - The ACE Mentor Program of Northeast Florida kicked off its 2022-2023 program with the Sporting Clay Fundraiser on Thursday, September 22 at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. In only its second year, the event includes...

Pasco County Schools approved for after-school meals program

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Pasco County Schools announced on Monday that a total of 51 schools have been approved to participate in the Afterschool Meals Program. The Afterschool Meals Program is a subset of the Child Care Food Program. The program is...

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Samsung Makes Donations in Support of Hurricanes Fiona...

Samsung Electronics America has announced its support for communities impacted by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico and Hurricane Ian in Florida.

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FSU's CARE gets $1.4 million in funding for expanded...

Florida State University's Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement, or CARE, has been awarded $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education to broaden a program that helps prepare high school students for college. CARE received the...

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Miami nonprofit provides fun (and free) STEM programs...

Making bath bombs, coding an AI-powered robot, learning how mechanical energy powers a skateboard, joining a Lego League, creating virtual stories in an augmented reality world, making custom cosmetics, even designing and building a model F1 race ...

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STEM for All

Developing Equity Through STEM Women continue to be underrepresented in STEM careers-but the Y is changing that. By incorporating fair and equitable practices into our afterschool and summer STEM programs for kids, we're helping young leaders...

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Discovery Education and Dollar General Literacy...

Charlotte, NC (Tuesday, October 25, 2022) - Discovery Education announced today the launch of a new education initiative - Discover Literacy - created in partnership with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation promoting literacy nationwide....

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How To Make Schools Safer Without Additional Physical...

Introduction and summary On June 25, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) into law, spurred in part by the tragic mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, one month prior.

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Million Girls Moonshot Flight Crew Application
The Million Girls Moonshot Flight Crew application is OPEN! Encourage girls that can speak to overcoming barriers in your region to apply. The Flight Crew will give voice to the importance of STEM learning.

Policy Forum is now Virtual (and FREE): Join us for part 2 this Friday as we welcome 4 Florida Legislators
The Florida Afterschool Network’s second annual Public Policy Forum has shifted to a three-part, virtual series due to the impacts of Hurricane Ian.

Join us on November 3 for "Supporting Students from...

Steve J. Rios, Senior Director, Positive Pathways Program Patrick Simon, President, Citrus County Coalition for College and Careers Jasmine Moore, College Coach, Educate Tomorrow FCAN host: Adriana Pavicic, Community Engagement Coordinator...

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Youth Apprenticeships in Rehabilitation Counseling:...

Join this webinar to explore how youth apprenticeships can be used by vocational rehabilitation (VR) practitioners in the VR process and how they interact with Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) and school to work transition programs....

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ACRES Booster Pack: Become an ACRES Coach - STEM Next

Booster Pack: Become an ACRES Coach (Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM) in the Moonshot ACRES Leaders HubIn...

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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!

DJJ Secretary Makes Appointments to the Juvenile Justice ...

This week, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Sec. Eric Hall announced the following new appointments to the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group. The Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group, ...

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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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