Developing STEM Policy Leaders in Pennsylvania
The STEM Ambassador Program is a 10-month leadership training opportunity and a strategic way to advance state STEM/workforce policy goals through education, targeting relationships with policymakers, and building a coalition of local and regional support.
STEM Ambassadors are leaders within their organizations who are interested in and committed to sharing their experiences and content knowledge with influential stakeholders. They also serve as role models to inspire and encourage youth to pursue opportunities for STEM exploration in both formal and informal learning environments.
Ambassadors will have the opportunity to learn from recognized advocacy experts and STEM professionals about STEM policy, media outreach, relationship building, and leadership development.
Application deadline: Friday, Jan. 22, 2021
The Afterschool Alliance announced that Chuck Inverso, Summer Camp Director at the Neshaminy Kids Club, has been selected as one of 18 to serve as an Afterschool Ambassador for the Afterschool Alliance in 2020-2021.
“I am delighted to work with the Afterschool Alliance to increase support for afterschool programs,” said Inverso. “It’s a tremendously important issue in my community and state. In normal times, afterschool programs help young people succeed in school and in life, and support working families throughout Pennsylvania. These days, we need to help children with academic, social and emotional needs created by the pandemic and support efforts to rebuild our economy. That makes these programs even more essential. I look forward to helping build support for the out-of-school-time opportunities all students need, now and over time.”
Tuesday, May 4 – Friday, May 7, 2021 | Virtual
Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021
The purpose of this conference is to provide those working with children, youth and families the knowledge and skills that will help them in their work to support families through evidence-based home visiting and child abuse and neglect prevention services that utilize the Strengthening Families Protective Factors.
Recently, the Wolf Administration announced that the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Funds awarded $8 million dollars in federal funding to Pennsylvania PBS to establish a statewide datacasting initiative. Through datacasting, Pennsylvania PBS and its partners, including intermediate units, school districts and educators, will be able to bridge the digital divide by using public television broadcast signals to distribute educational content to students across Pennsylvania.
Application deadline: Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
More than 300 attendees from all areas of Pennsylvania are expected to attend this virtual statewide conference Tuesday, Feb. 23 – Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Showcase your services and products online for your target market of professionals working with children and youth in out-of-school time. Exhibitors will include national, state and local government and nonprofit organizations and agencies that are serving or providing resources that promote positive outcomes for children, youth and families in out-school-time settings.
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.