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2015 Afterschool Champion Awards

Deadline: Friday, January 23, 2015

PSAYDN is accepting nominations for the 2015 Afterschool Champions. The champion should demonstrate outstanding work in developing, supporting and promoting meaningful high-quality afterschool/out-of-school time programs to benefit children, youth and families across Pennsylvania. The winners will be recognized during the PSAYDN Annual Meeting on March 3, 2015 in Harrisburg, Pa.

Awards will be given in three categories:

  • Individual
  • Organization
  • Youth

The awards committee will consider PSAYDN's goals when reviewing the nominations:

  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Sustainability
  • Quality

In addition, the committee will consider how the candidate supports the PSAYDN statement of quality in afterschool.

PSYADN Digital Badging Summit 2014

Carla Casilli from the Badge Alliance and Victoria Wegener from Mainspring Consulting facilitatied this event on November 17, 2014 in Harrisburg, Pa. The summit included plenary informational and sharing sessions including an overview of badging nationally and in Pennsylvania; a youth pathways and professional development session; and small group sessions for badging novices and advanced attendees.

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What is STEM?

STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) represents a broad category that includes critical activities and outcomes for OST staff and students. Quality STEM programming can enhance students’ academic achievement, skill development, career access and life-long STEM literacy.