Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021
Million Girls Moonshot (MGM) is an afterschool equity initiative that seeks to reimagine who can engineer, who can build, who can make. PSAYDN, as part of MGM, is helping to support out-of-school time programs as they increase the quality of STEM learning opportunities for all young people, especially for underserved and underrepresented youth.
This survey will help PSAYDN to better understand how we can best support afterschool and summer programs statewide.
Everyone who completes the survey will be invited to an exclusive webinar on hands-on engineering activities kids can do at home. Plus, 10 respondents will receive a $100 gift card.
Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23, 2021
Everyone appreciates being recognized for their efforts and a simple “thank you!” goes a long way. The Appreciation Week is a time to recognize, appreciate and advocate for those who work with young people during out-of-school hours. The week is marked by celebrations and public relations efforts encouraging appreciation and support for all the afterschool professionals who make a profound difference in the lives of young people.
Pennsylvania educators are invited to complete a 10-minute survey regarding preparedness to recognize and respond to students affected by trauma or distress, including trauma/distress related to COVID-19. This project is being conducted by researchers at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University of Pennsylvania and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
PSAYDN has the opportunity through the STEM Next Opportunity Fund to provide free training and curriculum to interested afterschool programs. Contact PSAYDN for more information and to inform them of your interest in participating.
Engineering Mindsets with Girls @Home
Grades 4-8; one hour pre-recorded training; implement a minimum of eight lessons.
Engineering Mindsets with Technovation
Afterschool youth, specific girl and boy teams; one-hour training; 12-week curriculum to facilitate 2-3 hours per week for 3-4 months; access to Technovation resources; virtual coaching by Technovation; match with industry mentors through Technovation.
Engineering Mindsets with Televisa Foundation and TCLift
Middle school students; two 2-hour live virtual training; implement curriculum (25 hours total).
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.