June 14, 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.
Hundreds of students partner with local businesses for...

ORLANDO, Fla. - An initiative with the goal of providing on-the-job training for teens and decreasing youth crime is nearing a decade since its start. Known as the Summer Youth Employment Program, this year it is helping more than 600 teens find...

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YMCA of South Florida receives funds from The Children's ...

The Children's Trust Board of Directors on Apr. 17 approved funding recommendations for its Youth Development initiative, its largest investment area. More than 140 programs, including YMCA of South Florida, were selected during a competitive...

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Jupiter Medical Center Awards $5,000 in Merit...

2023 Scholarship Winners - Allena Blasky, Andrea Ortiz-Garcia, Leilah Blasky, Angelina Clark, Matthew Coquillette Since 2018, the program has awarded $20,000 to local high school students pursuing career paths tied to [...]

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Dominique Tynes, niece of Florida Highwayman, teaches...

VERO BEACH - The young painters kept their focus as they mixed a vibrant array of colors to create vistas of sunsets, glowing red skies, palm trees and birds on their canvases. The artists, ages five to 11, started off using yellow, orange and...

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Junior Achievement of Florida receives $70,000 State...

One of your neighbors posted in Neighbor News. Click through to read what they have to say. (The views expressed in this post are the author's own.)

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Facilitator Guide: The Power of “Yes And”

Discover the transformative power of improv comedy in the professional sphere with our DIY guide, “Becoming Adaptable & the Power of "Yes And'," This guide is your key to unlocking a world of enhanced communication, collaboration, and innovation...

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Summer Break Spot - Free Meals for Kids and Teens

For many children, summer break can be a time of uncertainty, particularly when it comes to access to proper nutrition. Fortunately, there is a solution. Break Spot is a summer food program for kids in Florida.

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Explore STEM Summer Camps and Programs at HBCUs

Tuskegee University offers summer programs for high school students, college students, and teachers who want to expand their knowledge and experience in their fields of study and future careers. The programs cover a range of subjects and are...

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Training Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions
Questions begin a path toward discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. How can we help youth expand and clarify their thinking and develop their reasoning through the questions we ask them? This module is a great way to train staff on how to facilitate STEM learning. Use the link below to register!

ACRES STEM Micro-credential workshops

ACRES (Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM) is excited to offer workshops about STEM micro-credentials, which are competency-based, digital badges for afterschool and out-of-school professionals offered through the National Afterschool Association. Use the link below to register!

Training Cohort: Elevating Youth Voice and Choice
How often do youth in your program get to choose what they’re investigating or designing, the materials they might use, and/or how they engage with the work? In this module, participants try out strategies for elevating youth voice and choice and apply the ideas as they redesign a STEM activity to incorporate a greater variety of youth input. Use the link below to register!

Call for Conference Presenters

Florida After School, Inc. invites you to join us at the 2023 Annual Conference on October 25-27, 2023, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This event unites hundreds of professionals across a variety of disciplines who are comitted to ...

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