2019 Afterschool and STEM Advocacy Day Huge Success!
PSAYDN held their annual legislative advocacy day in Harrisburg on Wednesday, March 27. More than 200 advocates – including parents, program providers, youth, educators, faith-based leaders, community and business leaders from across the state – came together to highlight the importance of out-of-school time opportunities in our state. The advocates visited with legislators, attended legislative sessions and rallied in the Rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol.
Photo: Advocates on the steps of the Rotunda at the Pennsylvania State Capital in Harrisburg, rallying for better out-of-school time opportunities.
Congressman Glenn Thompson Honored as 2019 Afterschool Champion
The Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) recognized 15 champions including elected officials, practitioners, youth and organizations for innovation and excellence in afterschool and summer learning programs that keep kids safe, inspire learning and help working families.
PSAYDN honored U.S. Representative Glenn Thompson as an Afterschool Champion for outstanding work in supporting and promoting meaningful high quality afterschool and out-of-school time programs to benefit children, youth and families across Pennsylvania. The awards took place last night during PSAYDN’s annual reception, which brought together elected officials, program providers, youth, faith-based leaders, parents and business leaders to emphasize the importance of afterschool programs in the state.
Afterschool programs pick up where the school day leaves off. In addition to offering kids a safe, supervised place to go before and after school, on weekends and during summers to get academic help; programs provide a variety of activities – art, music, dance, sports, science, service learning, career exploration and much more – that help kids develop new interests and skills. The Afterschool Champion Awards honor programs, elected officials, youth and practitioners for excellence in the service of children, schools and communities.
Press Release | Meet All the 2019 Afterschool Champions