What is happening to Federal Afterschool & Summer Funding?
With little hope of reaching a consensus in the US House and Senate before the annual budget deadline, we must continue to wait and see if funding will remain stable, as many would hope, or if the President's proposed cuts will make their way through Congress. As it currently stands, there are appropriations bills suggesting the likelihood of a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will provide mostly stable funding until Congress gets down to business on a new, bipartisan budget agreement. Advocates and stakeholders remain hopeful that 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Title IV Academic Enrichment Grants, Perkins (CTE) and other funding streams will stay intact.

However optimistic our outlook, now is a critical time to make sure our representatives know the importance of these various funding strands. For more information about contacting your Congresspeople, you can visit the Afterschool Alliance Policy Action Center. And keep an eye on Federal Policy Updates
as the appropriations process unfolds this fall.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Girls Who Code Introduction Webinar
August 31st at 10am
Have you been wondering how to get more girls involved in computer science? How to decrease the inequity in tech? Join this webinar for an introduction into starting your own Girls Who Code club. No experience required for facilitators, all you need is some girls and computers!

September 5th & 6th
9am-12pm in Newport, OR
In this hands-on, minds-on session, participants will explore the engineering design process from activities in the S.INQ curriculum. Participants will explore questioning strategies, ideas for encouraging reflection, and strategies for engaging typically underserved youth.

September 5th 
1-4pm in Newport, OR
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This STEM program for middle school youth in out-of-school time uses games, projects, and hands-on activities within the context of citizen science to explore nature, connect with scientists, and design strategies to protect our planet. Cloud Quest also includes, climate, weather and how youth can participate as citizen scientists to track them all! 

CryptoClub Training Pilot
September 9th or 30th
The CryptoClub curriculum teaches  cryptography
 and mathematics to middle school students in afterschool settings. This pilot consists of a set of three trainings over the next year that will provide scaffolding to support educators over a year of exploring math and cryptography with CryptoClub Materials. Coaching and Webinars will be available throughout the three sessions for the cohort of educators who sign on for this awesome opportunity!

Starting September 16th
Wilsonville, OR
Join Dr. Johnny Lake in this six part series on developing and supporting your ability to recognize, understand, engage and address cultural and racial dynamics, increase knowledge and skills regarding cultural and racial issues. Participants will walk away with a better understanding about specific needs of those being served while dealing with a diverse set of issues.

November 4th in Salem, OR
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