Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn and helping working families. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and annually sees more than 1 million Americans celebrate at more than 8,000 events nationwide.
November 3-6, 2020 | Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster, Pa.
EMPOWER 2020 is Pennsylvania’s only out-of-school time conference DESIGNED TO BRIDGE LEARNING AND STEM ECOSYSTEMS and provide networking opportunities for all who work toward the successful future of our children and youth.
PSAYDN SEEKS HIGH-QUALITY, EFFECTIVE PRESENTATIONS addressing the latest research and promising practices in supporting children and youth success as well as continuing professional development for professionals.
DEADLINE: Friday, October 18, 2019
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.