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
Advocates push for investments in preparing children and youth for future workforce needs, cite introduction of House Resolution on Afterschool Return On Investment.
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 27, 2019 — The Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) today convened nearly 200 advocates including students and parents, educators and program providers, policymakers, community, business and faith-based leaders from across Pennsylvania at the capitol to highlight the importance of afterschool and out-of-school time youth development programs. Numerous legislative visits reminded the commonwealth’s leaders that afterschool programs provide many benefits, including keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn and helping working families. The event was a call to action for all levels of government, philanthropy, business and every sector to step up and do more to support afterschool initiatives.
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.