House Resolution 180 was unanimously adopted by the House Children and Youth Committee on January 22. The legislation is sponsored by Representative Jake Wheatley and directs the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee to conduct a study of the commonwealth’s current return on investments regarding afterschool programs and provide feedback on developing a means to capture outcomes for the purpose of bolstering return on investments for these programs. We thank those supporting the Resolution and ask PSAYDN members to continue to educate policymakers about the importance of afterschool.
Wednesday, March 11 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Hilton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Join us for a celebration of Pennsylvania quality out-of-school time efforts. Learn about PSAYDN activities over the past twelve months, enjoy youth entertainment and celebrate the 2020 PSAYDN Afterschool Champions.
The Annual Meeting and Reception will take place in conjunction with the 2020 Extra Learning Opportunities Conference for 21st CCLC grantees being held March 10-12. Grantees can register for the meeting and reception at the same time when registering for the ELO conference. If you have already registered for the ELO Conference and are unsure if you selected to attend the meeting and reception, contact PSAYDN.
For any registration or general event questions, please contact PSAYDN.
PSAYDN’s STEM Ambassador Lisa Kovalchick recently trained educators from across the state on the CryptoClub curriculum at the Center for Schools and Communities. This curriculum teaches math concepts – grades 5-12 – through cryptography using puzzles and games. This training opportunity was made available through Governor Wolf’s PAsmart initiative.
The Pennsylvania Afterschool delegation met with 2019 PSAYDN Afterschool Policymaker Champion Congressman Glenn Thompson during the Afterschool Alliance’s “Afterschool for All Challenge”. Visits were made to Senators Toomey and Casey, Congresswomen Scanlon and Dean, and Congressmen Thompson, Perry and Doyle.
Photo to the left from left to right: Jim McPartlin, Shasta Wagner, Congressman Thompson, Malik Potter, Caroline Allen, Laura Saccente and Vince Litrenta
Afterschool and summer learning programs are making a difference in the lives of students and their families. Inspire and get inspired by sharing and reading stories of programs.