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APOST Fall Conference
Save the Date for the APOST Fall Conference! The APOST Fall Conference for Out-of-School Time (OST) is a professional development conference that shares best practices in youth development. The conference is open to youth practitioners who want to increase their skills in working with youth in out-of-school time programs or mentoring relationships. We have an exciting day planned filled with great topics, wonderful presenters, networking opportunities, and more! Get ready for fall programming with Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time!

This fall, we're proud to present Julius Boatwright as the Keynote Speaker, and a growing partner of APOST. Julius is the Founder and CEO of Steel Smiling, an organization that works to bridge the gap between the black community and mental health supports through education, advocacy, and awareness. Julius has received awards from the NAACP, Black Enterprise, and BMe, and has had his work featured on media outlets such as the Huffington Post, NPR, and TEDxPittsburgh. With his expertise in community trauma, Julius will set the tone for the day by discussing how we all can play a part in working to heal our communities.

Click here to learn more and to register. 
Call for Youth Presenters
The NYAS Youth Planning Team is currently seeking proposals to present, perform, or share work at the 2019 National Young Artists Summit in Austin, Texas on November 2nd. Young Artists, ages 13-20, are encouraged to apply by Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 5pm EDT. This full-day Summit, entirely designed and led by young people, provides opportunities for young artists from a range of artistic disciplines, to connect, create, and celebrate. This summit is a program of the Creative Youth Development national movement. Travel stipends available on a first come, first serve basis. 

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It's Time to
Turn on the Lights!
Lights On Afterschool is a national day to celebrate all of the great things happening afterschool.  On October 24th, 2019, afterschool programs across the nation will host events inviting parents and community members in to experience afterschool first hand. APOST is able to support organizations that are planning to host events with a small stipend, along with Lights On t-shirts, art activity materials, and marketing for the event. Last year our region hosted over 25 events! This year will you join us? 

Click here to host a Lights On Afterschool celebration. 

YSA Lead Agency: grants to support youth volunteers. Deadline: September 11th 
The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation: grants to increase economic literacy. Deadline: September 15th
Barney Family Foundation Grants: support to benefit children in grades K-8, with emphasis on creating opportunities for better education. Deadline: September 30th
Hershey's Heartwarming Action: funding for ideas that jumpstart inclusion, empathy and kindness in your school or community. Deadline: October 31st
AAUW Community Action: grants that address issues related to the needs of women and girls. Deadline: December 1st
Save-a-lot: sponsorships and grants for hunger relief, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and more. Deadline: Rolling 
Empatico: Amazon giftcards for programs utilizing the Empatico online platform to build empathy. Deadline: Rolling

Knightlab Storytelling

This suite of online tools will prove useful to high school students looking to infuse a degree of professionalism into projects. Features such as Juxtapose, Scene, Soundcite, Storyline, and StoryMap leverage online content in a way that will enhance online storytelling and journalistic efforts. Step-by-step tutorials assist students and educators in making the most of this robust collection of resources.

Click here to visit the website.  

APOST Activities
FREE Trainings!

Quality Campaign Orientation
Friday August 23rd
9:30 -11AM

Panera, Blvd of Allies
Click here to register. 

Ready to Launch: Part 2
Friday August 23rd

United Way of SWPA
Click here to register. 

Get More Math!
Friday September 6th 

United Way of SWPA

You Decide 

Back to school season is right around the corner, and so is back to afterschool! But demand for afterschool programs still far exceeds supply, which means parents are searching right now to find programs for their kids. With that in mind, the Afterschool Alliance has made a new addition to its suite of materials for parents trying to find afterschool programs in their communities.

Click here to learn more. 
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