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2015 Pennsylvania Afterschool Ambassador Program

Application deadline: Friday January 16, 2015

PSAYDN in collaboration with the Education Policy and Leadership Center is looking for 15 individuals from across Pennsylvania to build relationships with their federal, state house and/or senate members in Harrisburg and Washington, and offer policymaker engagement strategies that will allow them to build their elected officials understanding of the importance of afterschool in their community.

2015 Afterschool Champion Awards

Deadline: Friday, January 23, 2015

PSAYDN is accepting nominations for the 2015 Afterschool Champions. The champion should demonstrate outstanding work in developing, supporting and promoting meaningful high-quality afterschool/out-of-school time programs to benefit children, youth and families across Pennsylvania. The winners will be recognized during the PSAYDN Annual Meeting on March 3, 2015 in Harrisburg, Pa.

Awards will be given in three categories:

  • Individual
  • Organization
  • Youth

The awards committee will consider PSAYDN's goals when reviewing the nominations:

  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Sustainability
  • Quality

In addition, the committee will consider how the candidate supports the PSAYDN statement of quality in afterschool.

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What is STEM?

STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) represents a broad category that includes critical activities and outcomes for OST staff and students. Quality STEM programming can enhance students’ academic achievement, skill development, career access and life-long STEM literacy.