February 15, 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.
Welcome to new Florida Afterschool Team Members!
SAVE THE DATE! Florida Afterschool & Summer Symposium
Already thinking about summer? We are! Florida Afterschool is putting together a three day symposium on April 13-15, 2023, at the B Resort & Spa in Disney Springs! This conference will include a dedicated leadership track, resource hall, peer-led workshops and a Saturday youth summit. Day tickets will be available. Save the date and start planning your travel today! (more details coming soon)

View tentative Agenda | Book Hotel | Registration Starts Friday!
Love is in the air with Archaeological "Dating" at after school programs in northwest Florida. This program is helping kids in grades 3-6 appreciate the uniqueness of archaeology and the beauty of history.
Archaeology After School program helps children...

The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) is hosting Archaeology After School: All You Need is Love: (Artifact) Dating in Archaeology program this month to help children appreciate the uniqueness of archaeology and the beauty of history.

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Three new bills would support mentoring for student success

National Mentoring month in January arrived paired with three pieces of legislation to support mentoring activities: A Transition to Success Mentoring Act, Mentoring to Succeed Act, and the Students Helping Younger Students Act. All three bills...

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Santa Rosa County School District provides after school...

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. ( WKRG) - For some students, the only meals they eat are the ones provided by their school. A dinner program offered by Santa Rosa County School District is feeding students enrolled in afterschool activities another meal. ...

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YMCA Of South Florida's Teen Broadway Presents True...

With an estimated 24.9 million victims globally at any given time, human traffickers are known to prey on both vulnerable minors and adults. Alarmingly, more than 57% of all juvenile prostitution arrests are youth of color from underserved...

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Escambia Co. Children's Trust approves $5.1 million for...

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. ( WKRG) - The Board of Directors of the Escambia Children's Trust approved their largest amount ever in grants at their February meeting. $5,104,482 was awarded to 19 local children's services agencies to provide...

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Help young students explore careers

Many business leaders, like you and me, employ young adults. We can both agree that they are the future of our businesses and our local economy. Take a moment to imagine what a difference it would make to teach our young leaders the basic soft...

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Possible Futures | Jobs for the Future (JFF)

Access and exposure to productive, family-supporting work play a critical role in our lives. However, as the labor market changes, fewer educators and families have what they need to keep pace and help young learners envision and plan for their...

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The Guatemalan Mayan Center Enhances Afternoon Meeting...

Guatemalan Mayan Center at South Grade Elementary Afterschool Program, affectionately known as "La Escuelita Maya," received support from Prime Time on delivering a daily Afternoon Meeting for youth. The Afternoon Meeting entails an intentional...

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Garden Grant Program

At Whole Kids Foundation, we know that the more kids know and feel connected to their food, the more curious they become about how things grow or taste, and the more willing they are to try new foods. This is why we believe in edible garden...

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Last Call: 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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Florida Ready to Work: March 23 at 11 a.m. ET

Are you working to prepare your students for their future careers? Are you looking for opportunities for your students to earn state recognized credentials? Then we invite you to join us for an Introduction to Florida Ready to Work.

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Nurturing Creativity and Social Emotional Learning...

Eventbrite - Temescal Associates and the How Kids Learn Foundation presents Nurturing Creativity and Social Emotional Learning Through Play - Friday, March 24, 2023 - Find event and ticket information.

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Girls in STEM: A (Data-based) Tale of Confidence & Satisfaction
What attracts female-identifying students to STEM fields, particularly those that use digital technologies, and what distances them from these fields? Join NGCP in collaboration with Gender Scan on 2/21/23 as we explore what data tells us about the importance of educators, parents, and peers in order to engage, retain, and fulfill women and girls in technology fields, and STEM in general.

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.

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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