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Everything Afterschool: Thank You!

A huge thank you to everyone who attended and participated in Everything Afterschool last week! We had a packed room filled with 120 attendees and 40+ amazing exhibitors who shared awesome resources for our afterschool and summer learning community in the region. Thanks to team APOST for their hard work and also to The Union Project for hosting us!

Check out photos from this year's event on our Facebook page!

Summer Planning
It may be the start of fall, but it is also the perfect time to start thinking about your 2020 summer program plans! Join APOST, Pittsburgh Public Schools, and City of Pittsburgh for an interactive training to help you jumpstart and organize your planning for summer program. We will be introducing participants to the Wallace Foundation's Summer Learning Toolkit and will be focusing on the summer planning calendar timeline and tips on how to engage enrichment providers in your program. Mark your calendars for Friday November 22nd at 9:30AM, at CoLab in Nova Place

Click here to learn more and to register. 
HOST Resources
Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST) is now a part of APOST! We will share HOST resources in the Weekly Post each month. Below are some HOST resources under this month’s theme: Healthy Celebrations. Click through for ideas to better implement healthy celebrations in your out-of-school time space! If you are interested in becoming a HOST partner contact Khyla Freeman at

AAUW Community Action: grants that address issues related to the needs of women and girls. Deadline: December 1st
National Summer Learning Awards: 10K for outstanding work and leadership done during the summer months on behalf of our nation’s youth. Deadline: December 4th
AMS Epsilon Fund: support of summer mathematics programs for high school students. Deadline: December 15th
PENNDot Innovations: $3K for students 9-12th grades to use problem-solving, creative, and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges. Deadline: December 20th
Governor's STEM: $500 grants to students grades 9-12 competing in STEM. Deadline: May 7-8, 2020. 
Society of Women Engineers: Scholarships to support women pursuing careers in engineering and computer scienceDeadline: Rolling 
Save-a-lot: sponsorships and grants for hunger relief, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and more. Deadline: Rolling 
Now Comment
Now Comment is an online discussion platform allows students to converse about documents, videos, and images. The ability to handle multiple, simultaneous online conversations ensures that students can comment on what they find interesting. This resource can be used in a variety of ways to spark thought exchange and in-depth learning.

Click here to visit the website. 

APOST Activities
FREE Trainings!

Are You Ready for Summer Program?
Friday Nov 22nd
CoLab 18 in Nova Place
Click here to register. 

Cultivating Seeds of Self-Compassion
Friday December 13th
CoLab 18 in Nova Place
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You Decide 

At its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, December 3rd from 10:30AM – 12PM ET, PSAYDN will share current work in the core areas of policy, sustainability and quality, including the School-Age Program Quality Assessment tool. Find out how to obtain the tool and sign up for an assessment.

Click here to learn more and to register. 

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