New Study Recommends State Establish Dedicated Funding Stream for Out-of-School-Time Providers
A new study released today by the Joint State Government Commission identifies significant benefits to students who participate in out-of-school-time (OST) programs and a substantial return on investment (ROI) made in these programs. Return on Investment of Afterschool Programs in Pennsylvania concludes that, for every dollar invested in an afterschool program in the commonwealth, $6.69 is returned in potential benefits associated with reducing high school dropouts, teen pregnancy, substance abuse disorder, crime and delinquency.
Do you know youth who are passionate about giving back to their communities? PSAYDN is offering two grants ($2,000 and $1,000) to fund youth-led service learning projects that will be implemented this summer. Proposed projects should follow the service learning model, including investigating or researching a need or problem within their community, planning and implementing a project that helps to fill this gap or address this need, and final reflection activity. This opportunity is open to youth of all ages. Projects must be completed by September 1, 2021. Interested parties should contact Winnie Black.
The Pennsylvania Youth Action Network (PAYAN) is a youth-led leadership group made up of a collection of the top youth leaders throughout the State of Pennsylvania. PAYAN meets regularly throughout the calendar year to collaborate, create strategies and examine issues affecting youth of all races, colors, genders and nationalities within Pennsylvania.
PSAYDN is looking for 15-20 high school students to join PAYAN — have your students apply today for this unique opportunity. The application takes about two minutes.
PSAYDN has the opportunity through the STEM Next Opportunity Fund to provide free training and curriculum to interested afterschool programs. Contact PSAYDN for more information and to inform them of your interest in participating.
Engineering Mindsets with Girls @Home
Grades 4-8; one hour pre-recorded training; implement a minimum of eight lessons.
Engineering Mindsets with Technovation
Afterschool youth, specific girl and boy teams; one-hour training; 12-week curriculum to facilitate 2-3 hours per week for 3-4 months; access to Technovation resources; virtual coaching by Technovation; match with industry mentors through Technovation.
Engineering Mindsets with Televisa Foundation and TCLift
Middle school students; two 2-hour live virtual training; implement curriculum (25 hours total).
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.