December 6, 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.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his budget proposal earlier today which includes expanded funding for workforce education, teacher salaries, early childhood education and more. Read more about his priorities in "Focus on Florida's Future" as we prepare for the 2024 Legislative Session.
Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Focus on Florida's...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his Focus on Florida's Future budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024-2025. The Focus on Florida's Future Budget totals $114.4 billion, more than $4.6 billion less than the current year ...

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Brevard Children's Business Fair fosters young entrepreneurs

Children ranging from age 6 to 17 showcased their unique skills at the Brevard Children's Business Fair in The Avenue Viera.

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Seminole County mentorship program hopes to expand to...

A man in Seminole County is working to expand his mentorship program so that more at-risk children and teens could get help.

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Local Event: YMCA of South Florida's Broward County...

Friday December 8, 2023: Calling all teachers with a passion for giving back to their community! The YMCA of South Florida will host a job...

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Teen Day at the Capitol - Children's Week

Save the date! This unique opportunity for middle and high school students to get a better understanding of the legislative process up close and...

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Apply Now for Brite 2024
NGCP is recruiting girl-serving informal STEM education programs to participate in Year 2 of BRITE Girls Online STEM Practices: Building Relevance and Identity to Transform Experiences. The Brite Program provides an online suite of activities centered on collaborative learning and engagement with diverse women role models for self-identifying girls ages 13-16. It is a Research in Service to Practice National Science Foundation Grant led by Florida State University, in partnership with NGCP and Smart Girls HQ. The project examines the STEM identity development of girls via the implementation of an online learning community. The application closes December 15, 2023, 3:00 PM Pacific / 6:00 PM Eastern.

LEARNING FROM OTHERS: 'They just need someone to believe ...

For one hour every week, young people behind bars spend time with The VERB Kind volunteers and discuss topics such as forgiveness, resilience and hope.

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Hour of Code - What will you create?

Join millions across the globe in organizing an hour of coding, with or without AI and learning how AI works. Anyone, anywhere can do it. No experience needed.

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How to Build Real-world Projects (Free Webinar)

Sign up for this free webinar if you want to learn our 5-step process for creating top-tier real-world learning projects in half the time. Get your time back, and engage your students all at once!

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Worlds of Work with WFSU
Webinar: YE Wednesday, January 10 at 1 PM
Students rarely imagine what they will be doing to earn an income when they complete their schooling, and if change is occurring as quickly as it in the last 20 years, there’s hardly a way to predict! What we can do is level up skills from one year to the next, so by the time they do graduate, they can navigate the world, no matter what it offers! Public Media has created multiple resources to help. Using Podcasts, Road Trip Nation, Meet the Helpers, KidVision, and American Graduate Initiative: Understanding Jobs reels there are loads of places to explore and experts to share their journey. We will especially lean into STEM jobs, since nearly everything is going to have an element of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Speaker: Tasha Weinstein, Education & Engagement Manager, WFSU Public Media
Beyond School Hours 2024 Workshop Preview

Workshops are already being confirmed for the 2024 conference in New Orleans. They are focused on the hottest topics in education to spark your interest and keep you at the forefront of innovation.

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Elevate your brand at the NAA24 Convention! Connect with influential leaders, showcase your products, and expand your market reach. Gain credibility, forge partnerships, and become a thought leader in the afterschool industry. With exclusive...

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