August 5 | Webinar 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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; Ronysha Henderson, Apprenticeship Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Labor; and representatives from South Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board 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.
September 10-11 | Center for Schools and Communities, Camp Hill, Pa.
The 2019 PSAYDN Leadership Retreat will focus on PSAYDN leadership governance, strategic planning and preparation for the 2020 Out-of-School Time Conference: EMPOWER 2020, being held November 3-6, 2020 in Lancaster, Pa.
While the retreat will mainly focus on the 2020 OST Conference and work of PSAYDN committees, attendance is open to any individual interested in providing a voice to the discussion.
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.