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Lights on Afterschool: Thank you!

Last week, we celebrated the amazing afterschool programs in our region (and over 10,000 events nationwide!) during #LightsonAfterschool 2019, and we couldn't have done it without you! Forty-five afterschool providers in Allegheny County generously opened their doors to showcase their programs and participants. Here is the complete list of Pittsburgh area Lights on Afterschool events that helped kick off the festivities last Thursday afternoon. 

If you didn't get a chance to hear Lights on Afterschool spotlighted on The Confluence on WESA-90.5 last week, be sure to listen to APOST's Stephanie Lewis and Leah O'Reilly of Human Services Center Corporation shining a light on afterschool programming in Allegheny County!

Be sure to check out our Facebook Album filled with photos from last week's fun-filled events, and don't forget to tag yourselves and tag @APOSTpgh if you have more to share. See you next year! 

Recess: A Community Conversation
Physical movement and the freedom to play improves children's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills. Children and their parents, and community members are invited to join the Recess Advocacy Team to discuss their school recess experiences on Thursday November 7th from 6-7PM at Frick Environmental Center. The evening will include a conversation, playful activities, networking, dinner, and more!
Click here to learn more and to register. 
Ready AI
ReadyAI is an after-school Program for K-8! Do you know a child interested in sci-fi, robots, or video games? Are they fascinated by smart home assistants and the prospect of self-driving cars? ReadyAI Lab teaches students the most relevant AI concepts and how to program robots and AI models. No coding experience required. Students will take a deep dive into the Five Big Ideas of AI (Perception, Representation and Reasoning, Learning, Natural Interaction, as well as Societal Impact). Choose from 4 workshop sessions on Tuesdays 4:30-6pm, or Saturday 10-11:30am.

Click here to learn more and to sign up!

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
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 their problem-solving, creative, and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges. Deadline: December 20th
Save-a-lot: sponsorships and grants for hunger relief, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and more. Deadline: Rolling 

Secret Builders
Secret Builders is a virtual world for children, powered by a web 2.0 community of youth, parents, educators, writers, artists, and gamers. 

Click here to visit the website. 

APOST Activities
FREE Trainings!

Cultivating Seeds of Self-Compassion
Friday December 13th
CoLab 18 in Nova Place
Click here to register.

You Decide 

True or False? Youth homelessness is as prevalent in rural areas as it is in cities. True. Among youth ages 13-17, some form of homelessness was 4.4% in rural and 4.2% in urban counties. Recent research from the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness found that homelessness among students in rural schools increased at a higher rate than the national average.

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