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Deadline: Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET
Funding: $10,000

Apply now to serve as a regional Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurial Hub, also known as Pennsylvania YouthHub. A YouthHub will build a broad-based, coordinated system of entrepreneurial programming that provides strategies for workforce development, arts, culture and design, and community revitalization as well as increased accessibility and equity opportunities for children, youth, families and afterschool/summer learning providers.

Three successful applicants will receive seed funding of $10,000 to launch the initiative as well as training and communications support, access to an online student career portal platform (Tallo, Inc.), and a sustainable model to build capacity. Organizations will be selected in the fall of 2021.

Schools, state agencies, colleges and universities, intermediate units, consortiums, nonprofits, afterschool and summer learning programs, business and industry, and STEM learning ecosystems are all encouraged to apply.

For additional information, contact Steven Williams, PSAYDN Director.

Made possible through generous funding from the Mott Foundation and our partner network — STEM Next, Tallo, Inc., VentureLab, Young Entrepreneurial Institute.



Deadline: Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

We are gauging the level of interest of Pennsylvania out-of-school time programs in hosting a forum about financial literacy and affordable college education. Stipends are available to support participating programs.

This survey is conducted by PSAYDN in partnership with the Chamber of Business and Industry and Pennsylvania Department of Banking.


Every October 1 million Americans come together at more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool events across the nation. Holding an event is an excellent way to build support for your program, by letting leaders and policymakers see firsthand how you are supporting kids and families in your community.

Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. LOA 2021 focuses on the tremendous role that afterschool programs have had in helping youth recover from the effects of the pandemic and forge bright futures.

Tell us how you plan to celebrate! When you register your event as an official LOA celebration, you will receive an event starter kit, which includes 10 free posters to help you promote your event, and make you eligible for cool prizes each week.


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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