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PPS Afterschool Academy 2019 RFP

The After-School Academy (ASA) is a 21st Century Community Learning Center program that occurs after school to complement the learning that is taking place during the school day. These PPS programs, which support students living within the City of Pittsburgh, take place at Brashear, Perry, and Faison.
ASA aims to connect students with high-quality, engaging enrichment options, and encourages providers to submit an enrichment proposal for this year’s program. See attached for the RFP and note that proposals are due by 4:00pm on Friday, August, 23, 2019.
If you have any questions regarding the RFP, please email

Click here to access the RFP. 

Fall Conference RFP
Share your expertise with Pittsburgh's youth workers! Submit a proposal to present at APOST's Fall Conference on Friday, September 20th, 2019. Our bi-annual professional development conference offers youth practitioners connections, strategies, and learning opportunities needed to provide quality out-of-school time experiences and to strengthen youth/adult relationships. The 2019 conference will begin with a networking breakfast at 8AM and a keynote address at 8:35AM. The conference themed tracks include Community Trauma/Trauma-Informed Care, Health and Wellness in Out-of-School Time Programs, Creating Inclusive spaces in OST and Innovative Practices for Youth Workers. Deadline for submissions is Friday August 9th
Ready to Launch: Part 2!
Do you desire to recruit the right people for your OST program? Are you dealing with high staff turnover? Join APOST and guest presenter Stephan Davis at the United Way of Southwestern PA for the second workshop in his HR professional development workshop series. In this session, we will review recruitment and retention challenges specific to OST, learn how to create a positive work culture, and learn strategies to overcome these challenges. You will leave this session with relevant tools and resources to aid in successful staff recruitment and retention. See you there on August 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at United Way!

Click here to learn more and to register. 

American Honda Foundation: support for youth education, specifically in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy. Deadline: August 1st
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

BrainPOP is a fantastic website for kids. It’s rich with content that is image and video based, and pretty much every essential subject is covered. BrainPOP’s best feature is that it makes the experience very fun for kids, and the site is updated frequently, making sure that they come back for more.

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 

The Nanoline Contest gives students the opportunity to showcase their talent and technical skills by designing and building an automation project. Students in middle, high school or Vo-Tech schools are eligible for the contest. The winning team will receive a trip to Florida and have a chance to visit some of the states' finest attractions. 

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