On Dec. 1, 2022, PSAYDN honored 10 individuals and one organization as Afterschool Champions for outstanding work in developing, supporting and promoting meaningful high quality afterschool or out-of-school time (OST) programs to benefit children, youth and families across Pennsylvania. The annual champion recognitions emphasize the importance of afterschool and summer learning programs in the state. The awards align with PSAYDN’s mission to promote sustainable, high quality out-of-school time youth development programs through advocacy and capacity building to enhance the welfare of Pennsylvania’s children, youth and families.
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.
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.
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.