Workforce initiatives are a priority in Pennsylvania, and there are many funding opportunities for afterschool programs. Hear from Allen Norton, workforce development executive, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and Ronysha Henderson, Apprenticeship Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Labor, about workforce development opportunities and needs in Pennsylvania as well as how afterschool programs can serve as a resource in this area. Learn how afterschool programs can connect and partner with local chamber of commerce members, workforce development boards and serve as career pathways for pre-apprenticeships.
Wondering about what service-learning looks like in afterschool? Why would you use service-learning in your program? Are you considering how to take first steps? Join service-learning specialist Julie Rogers Bascom to dip your toe into the world of service-learning.
Also, PSAYDN will share current work and accomplishments in the core areas of policy, sustainability and quality and solicit members’ input on and involvement in upcoming projects and events.
When school ends for the day or summer, millions of children lose access to school meals they rely on to stay healthy and engaged. The federally-funded summer and afterschool meal programs can fill that nutrition gap and support out-of-school time programs at the same time. Clarissa Hayes from Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) talked about the program basics and tips for getting started serving free, healthy meals and snacks today.
Youth voice refers to distinct ideas, opinions, attitudes, knowledge and actions of young people as a collective body. This webinar highlighted the importance of youth voice, provided strategies for youth voice development, and gave examples for best practice. Attendees learned how OST programs, classrooms and communities can become more synergistic. Presenters were Malik Potter, senior at Lock Haven College, and Savannah Younginer, senior at Penn State University Harrisburg –PSAYDN interns – as they share and discuss the power of youth voice.
Attendees learned the latest on funding and partnership opportunities for afterschool and summer programs. Attendees heard about important funding initiatives available to out-of-school time programs and their partners, including the $30 million of PAsmart state funding that will be distributed through competitive grant funding. Learn about the latest fall activities and ways to further highlight your work and get connected.
Remake Learning Days is a week-long celebration of the future of learning in Pittsburgh. Events at schools, museums, libraries, nonprofits and businesses take place that bring parents and caregivers into the conversation about what learning looks and feels like in the 20th century. Remake Learning Days can happen anywhere, which is why an open-source toolkit was created to help other regions implement a version of Remake Learning Days where they live. Themes such as the arts, technology, maker and outdoor learning help parents navigate these events. Parents can find events in their neighborhoods by utilizing the map and search functions. Events take place in rural, suburban and urban neighborhoods.