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APOST Summer Conference RFP

Share your expertise with Pittsburgh's youth workers! Submit a proposal to present​ at APOST's Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time on Friday, June 19, 2020. 
Our bi-annual professional development conference offers youth practitioners connections, strategies and learning opportunities needed to provide quality out-of-school time experiences and strengthen youth/adult relationships. The 2020 conference will begin with a networking breakfast at 8:00AM and a keynote address at 8:30AM. 

This year, we're looking for workshops on Social Emotional Learning, Community Trauma/Trauma Informed Care, Panel Discussion on Important Topics in OST, Health and Wellness, Creating Inclusive Spaces, and Innovative Practices for Youth Workers. Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 10th.  

Click here to submit your proposal.

Be sure to check out this upcoming Training for HOST and APOST Members! Please join us on Friday March 13th from 9AM-12PM at Highmark’s Caring Place for a training on Helping Youth Deal with Grief and Trauma. Parking will be free and there are more instructions on the invite.

Click here to learn more and to register. 
We have so many great opportunities coming your way for professional development this month and beyond!  On Friday February 28th at 10AM, learn how spending time outdoors can support physical and mental wellness with Pittsburgh Parks Rx at Nurturing Connection to Nature for Health and Wellness. Then, if you missed out on (re)designing Space(s) due to the snow or another engagement, you've got another chance to participate on Friday March 6th at 10AM. And, we have even more coming to you in April, so stay tuned!

Click the links above to learn more and to register. 
Jefferson County Mini-Grants: support for 2020 Census outreach activities focused on historically undercounted and hard-to-count populations and communities. Deadline: February 28th
Nonprofit Security: support for security enhancements to protect the safety and security of the users of a facility. Deadline: February 14th
RML Ignite Grants: 5K for network members as they imagine something new, build on their strengths, or re-energize their existing learning innovations. Deadline: March 13th
Teacher as Researcher Grant: up to 5K teachers who conduct research inquiries in their classrooms. Deadline: March 15th
Expanding Disability Inclusion and Access: funding for organizations to become more fully inclusive of individuals with disabilities. Deadline: April 1st
PA Food Recovery: Grants up to 200K for shelters, food banks, nonprofit food management. Deadline: April 24th. 
Staunton Farm Foundation: capacity building grants and support for 1 year. Deadline: March 31st
Governor's STEM: $500 grants to students grades 9-12 competing in STEM. Deadline: May 7-8, 2020


Stanford History 

Stanford History Education Group provides history lessons and assessments that teach students to use primary sources and explore historical inquiry. Free online lessons cover topics such as digital literacy, civic reasoning, and information literacy skills. Grades 6 and up.

Click here to visit the website. 

Upcoming Events

February 18th: A Black Women's History of the United States
February 19th: Handprinting: Creating Healthy, High-Performing, and Engaging School Environments through a Net-Positive Approach
February 19th: Introduction to Fundraising Planning 
February 20th: Helper's Trauma Professional Learning Community: Session 2
February 20th: Mentoring Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System
February 21st: Lunch & Learn: Black Power and Automation 
February 23rd-26th: The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) 
February 26th: WEBINAR: Creating Schools and Systems for Deeper Learning
February 27th: WEBINAR: Attracting Gifts from Donor Advised Funds
February 28th: Pittsburgh Parks RX: Nurturing Connection to Nature for Health & Wellness

For more events, please click the links below:

APOST Activities
FREE Trainings!

Pittsburgh Parks RX: Nurturing Connection to Nature for Health & Wellness
Fri, February 28th

Click here to register. 

re(Designing) Space(s)
Fri, March 6th

Sarah Heinz House
Click here to register. 
You Decide 
Two PPS and Allegheny SD certified school counselors will present A Counseling Approach to Bullying Intervention on Saturday, February 22nd from 9-11:30AM at Carlow's AJ Palumbo Hall of Science.  Join other like-minded providers who care about youth to learn about techniques to prevent bullying. This will be an interactive workshop appropriate for parents as well as grandparents, in addition to educators and out-of-school providers. 

Click here to learn more. 
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