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2022 EMPOWER Pennsylvania's OST Conference, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

EMPOWER 2022 will offer professional development focused on out-of-school time (OST) programming. Pennsylvania and national experts will present the latest research and trends in OST programming, STEAM, barriers to entry for marginalized groups, advocacy, mental health and much more.

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Steven Williams

Students and legislators from across the state shared their support and experiences with afterschool programs at the 2022 Afterschool Advocacy Day Rally, March 29, 2022, on the Pennsylvania state Capitol steps.

“We are here to lift up youth voices,” said Steven Williams, associate director of Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network. Steven shared that he participated in afterschool programs as a youth. “Afterschool is important, and the benefits reach far and wide.”

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Student Leadership Academy. Engage in advocacy, politics, service-learning. Make real change happen in real time within your community. Develop workforce skills. You are leading the charge when it comes to societal change! Apply

Middle and high school students, start the conversation here. Career calculator — Designed to help you understand the time and financial commitments you must make toward your chosen career path. Workforce spotlight — Highlights PA Chamber member schools and businesses as well as best practices across the state's workforce.

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.

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