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Engineering Mindsets – FREE Training

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).

The COVID-19 relief bill includes afterschool programs as an allowable use of funds. The new relief language is largely similar to that of the CARES Act passed last March. While that approach will make it easier for the Department of Education and other agencies to distribute funds to states quickly, it means unfortunately legislators left out many of the improvements needed to make the CARES Act language more responsive to local needs. From an afterschool and summer learning perspective, the final COVID-19 relief package mirrors the opportunities in the CARES Act and does not include 21st CCLC flexibility language. Funding Opportunities

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.

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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.

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