Living and working with COVID-19 can be challenging. PSAYDN has been sending information to its members pertaining COVID-19 and other OST news and will continue to do so. Stay informed. Sign up for our weekly e-blast by joining PSAYDN for free.
Visit our COVID-19 resource page. This resource page, that is regularly updated, provides information for OST programs and families — how to stay informed about COVID-19, loans, and informational and handy resources.
On May 21, 2020, Pennsylvania youth leaders and student advocates held a Virtual Town Hall with Lt. Gov. and Second Lady Fetterman to address concerns about COVID-19 effects on their families, schools and communities; and ask questions about the afterschool and summer learning programs they rely on for academic help, extracurricular activities, service learning and career exploration. The event was organized by PSAYDN and its partners.
Connect with other afterschool and summer learning providers across the state via our new Pennsylvania Afterschool Provider Facebook Group.
Advocates had planned robust in-person campaigns to guide families to participate, but such gatherings are not possible, for now. Advocates are quickly turning to online resources to encourage all families to take part in the 2020 U.S. Census.
On March 27 the House passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), also known as the Third COVID-19 Supplemental Relief bill, and the president signed the legislation into law. The bill has several provisions that are essential for afterschool providers.
The outbreak of COVID-19 raises questions and concerns for all of us. We are gathering examples of effective guidance for programs, and issues you might want to consider. Send any guidance you have received, questions you have, suggestions, best practices, questions you are struggling with to the Afterschool Alliance and they will share them.
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.