Let us know how we can best support your afterschool or summer program over the next five years with learning opportunities to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM.

It takes 5-10 minutes to complete the survey upon which you will be entered in a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card.

A statewide tip line created as a way to prevent school shootings and violence has most often been used to report another crisis: student mental health issues, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.

Of the more than 80,000 tips received through the Safe2Say Something program since the anonymous tip line launched for students in K-12 schools in 2019, 72.9% have focused on incidents of bullying, suicide and self-harm, mental illness or discrimination and harassment, the Attorney General’s Office said in a report Wednesday.

The proportion of tips classified as “life safety” issues — “where the immediate physical well-being and safety of a student may be at risk,” the report said — rose to 20.3% last school year, up from 15.7% in 2019-20. However, overall tips were cut in half last school year — dropping from 23,745 to 10,495 — so the actual number of life safety issues decreased.

Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2022, 4:30–5:30 p.m. | Virtual

In this1workshop for younger children and their families, we will create our own instruments using recycled materials, write our own songs, and learn about instruments that are culturally significant in Puerto Rico.

Deadline: Monday, May 9, 2022, 11:59 p.m. ET
Prizes: One $10,000 scholarship, five $1,000 scholarships

Have you ever had the chance to reinvent yourself? As you look ahead to life after high school, will you introduce a whole new you to a fresh community, or further shape the best version of yourself? Write a college-application style essay describing your experiences with or ideas about reinvention.

Youth Service-Learning Champions work alongside members of the Coalition for Service Learning to represent the field of service learning at the local, state and federal level. Champions have an opportunity to use their talents and strengths to help shape the national agenda so that all young people will have the opportunity to civically engage through service learning.

Families, program providers, educators and youth rallied on the Capitol steps Tuesday, March 29, in support of quality afterschool programs.

Officials say enrollment in afterschool programs decreases high school dropout rates, teen pregnancy, substance use and crime. It keeps them in a safe environment where children can explore careers, participate in STEM programs and expand their learning.

However, for every youth enrolled in an afterschool program in Pennsylvania, four more children are waiting to get in. Organizers say there needs to be more investment from the state.

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