The lack of personal finance education in this country has proven to be devastating. That is why it is so crucial to start teaching kids personal finance in high school, financial literacy advocates say. However, what many researchers have found is that far too few students — particularly those from low-income backgrounds — receive any personal finance education during high school. Yet they are expected to make big financial decisions about student loans and budgeting for living expenses after graduation.

The Afterschool for All Challenge is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a Challenge like no other. Instead of one day of national advocacy, 2021 will feature an ongoing series of meetings with Congressional leaders hosted in conjunction with each state’s statewide afterschool network.

Application deadline: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Merit-based scholarship: $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years)
NFPA will be offering one merit-based scholarship to a high school senior who participates as part of a 2021 FIRST® Robotics or NRL Competition Team. This scholarship may be used to study engineering at any accredited technical college or university in the United States.

Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021

Million Girls Moonshot (MGM) is an afterschool equity initiative that seeks to reimagine who can engineer, who can build, who can make. PSAYDN, as part of MGM, is helping to support out-of-school time programs as they increase the quality of STEM learning opportunities for all young people, especially for underserved and underrepresented youth.

This survey, which takes 5-10 minutes, will help PSAYDN to better understand how we can best support afterschool and summer programs statewide.

Everyone who completes the survey will be invited to an exclusive webinar on hands-on engineering activities kids can do at home. Plus, 10 respondents will receive a $100 gift card.

Pennsylvania educators are invited to complete a 10-minute survey regarding preparedness to recognize and respond to students affected by trauma or distress, including trauma/distress related to COVID-19. This project is being conducted by researchers at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University of Pennsylvania and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23, 2021
Everyone appreciates being recognized for their efforts and a simple “thank you!” goes a long way. The Appreciation Week is a time to recognize, appreciate and advocate for those who work with young people during out-of-school hours. The week is marked by celebrations and public relations efforts encouraging appreciation and support for all the afterschool professionals who make a profound difference in the lives of young people.

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