January 11, 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 Afterschool Summit: February 8
Join your Florida peers for a full-day summit discussing the future of afterschool in Florida and the nation. Sessions include pluralistic leadership, policy updates, building relationships with your legislators and local media, building a strong afterschool workforce, and measuring program quality. This summit is designed for out-of-school time directors, site-coordinators, thought-leaders and community providers.

South Florida is getting ready to paint their communities "Girl Scout Green" to celebrate 100 years. Check out ways to support this celebration and all that Girl Scouts do to help foster youth development and student success.
Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida Celebrates 100 Years

CEO Chelsea Wilkerson has more on how the organization plans to honor the anniversary - including more on its annual cookie sale.

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Prime Time Palm Beach County Research Study Featured in...

Source: Journal of Youth Development, Vol 17, No 4 (2022) Youth Social and Emotional Learning in Quality-Enhanced, Out-of-School Time Programs Authors: Annick Eudes Jean Baptise, Research Manager, Prime Time Palm Beach County Stephanie Giannella, ...

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Transforming K-12 STEM Education by Diversifying the...

Research points to the importance of a diverse teacher workforce and its impact on students. Learn how educators at the Smithsonian Science Education Center are committed to increasing the number of STEM teachers with diverse backgrounds in...

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Auburndale High teacher shares passion for theater with...

AUBURNDALE, Fla. - Harmony Bordinaro said teaching theater and dance at Auburndale High School is her dream job. Bordinaro, who is in charge of productions at the school, loves inspiring students to be creative, leading them in the classroom and...

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What Teens Think of Their School Lunches: 5 Takeaways...

When it comes to providing school meals, schools have moved from one crisis to the next over the past few years. First, it was how to feed kids when school buildings were shuttered at the height of the pandemic. Next, came massive supply chain...

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How robotic gamification helped my elementary students...

Coding is a necessary skill in today's world, but it is relatively challenging to master, especially for kids. Its complexity is not necessarily because it is incomprehensible, but because it is a new concept for most students. This is especially ...

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National Mentoring Month. Amplify Mentoring | MENTOR

Mentorship is a cornerstone of community and a relationship toward brighter futures. Launched in 2002, MENTOR and the Harvard T.H. School of Public Health created National Mentoring Month to amplify, encourage, and strengthen mentorship for young ...

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'Bright Futures' now attainable for more high school seniors

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. - This year's senior class now has new options when it comes to fulfilling their Bright Futures requirements.

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Let There Be Light Module - Click2Science
Participants will watch the "Let there be Light!" learning module to learn why STEM identities matter. Discuss the "Let there be Light!" learning module and set SMART goals for your own development. See the Skill in Action-10 minutes Let there be ...

Winter Check-In for Program Leaders: Jan 19, 1 pm ET

Mark your calendars! In this first ever Y4Y office hours session, members of the U.S. Department of Education's You for Youth Technical Assistance team will answer your questions and share best practices on all things out-of-school time. This...

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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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Teaching Fellows - Breakthrough Miami

The Breakthrough Miami Teaching Fellow experience is designed for undergraduates and high school students (age 17+). The opportunity is available to applicants with a deep interest in social justice and a passion for working with students. Our...

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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.

AIM High Grants due February 1

Supporting Out-of-School Time Programs Serving Middle School Youth RFP Due:  Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. ET View the full RFP and submit your application here.

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