News you can use from APOST

Program Finder Updates
It's that time of year again, when the APOST Program Finder needs to be updated with your latest program information and updates! All providers, new and existing, are encouraged to fill out our Program Submission Form so that we can include your programs and organization in the APOST Program Finder. Families from all over the region use this tool on our website to search for after school and summer programs in their area. Do not delay to get the word out about your fall programming by adding or updating your information in our database! Please contact Meredith Hoppe at with questions. 

Click here to submit a program. 
Get More Math! 
APOST is partnering with Get More Math (GMM) for next month's professional development opportunity! GMM is a math practice software that provides daily individualized cumulative review. This training is designed for teachers that have never been trained on the GMM program. We will begin by looking at how Get More Math improves a typical math classroom and give an in-depth demonstration of the program’s most important features. We will discuss best practices for increased success as well as common mistakes to avoid. Join us on September 6th from 8:30AM-2:30PM for this FREE training session.
Click here to for more and to register. 
SI Facilitators Wanted 
Simple Interactions, (SI) is a practice-based, strengths-focused, community driven approach to support, and develop professional, youth serving adults. APOST facilitates SI workshops for youth-serving organizations and their staff. We are looking for SI facilitators who can collect videos on site, review and strategically select clips that highlight positive staff-youth interactions, as well as lead 90-minute workshops on site to watch and discuss the strengths of interactions captured in the video clips. If you would like to become a facilitator, please contact Stephanie Lewis via email at We hope you will apply or pass it along to others who may be interested!

Click here for the position description.


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

KidsReads has articles, books review and author interviews of today’s most popular young adult books. All the information is created with kids in mind, so it is an appropriate place for students' interest in reading to grow. It may help them to find their next book! 

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. 

You Decide 

National Afterschool Association recently asked leaders across the country about approaches that work to convince influencers to support afterschool. They published the results in a new blog post titled Gaining Funder, Investor, and Policymaker Support.

Click here to read the blog. 
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