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, interested 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, January 24, 2020
Wednesday, March 11 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Hilton, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Join us for a celebration of Pennsylvania quality out-of-school time efforts. Learn about PSAYDN activities over the past twelve months, enjoy youth entertainment and celebrate the 2020 PSAYDN Afterschool Champions.
The Annual Meeting and Reception will take place in conjunction with the 2020 Extra Learning Opportunities Conference for 21st CCLC grantees being held March 10-12. Grantees can register for the meeting and reception at the same time when registering for the ELO conference. If you have already registered for the ELO Conference and are unsure if you selected to attend the meeting and reception, contact PSAYDN.
For any registration or general event questions, please contact PSAYDN.
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.