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International Peace Week 2019

5A Elite Youth Empowerment invites one and all to be part of this year’s International Peace Week: Pittsburgh 2019. This weeklong event connects our local peace building efforts to a global movement of peace. In recognition of the September 21st, International Day of Peace, we are dedicating an entire week to non-violence, intergenerational peace-building, and youth led social innovation.

5A Elite staff and student leaders from our PeaceBuilders Youth Fellowship for Social Change and Sustainable Solutions will engage the City of Pittsburgh through collaborative initiatives and activities that help foster sustainable peace for a sustainable future.

Click here to learn more and to get involved!

Frick PD Workshop
Mark your calendar for this upcoming PD opportunity! Identity, Style, & Expression: An Educator Workshop will be on October 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Using Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage & Screen as a foundation, the workshop will focus on style, collaboration, expression of identity, and individual choice as means to empower students to express themselves and contribute to a rich learning environment. Six (6) Act 48 credits are available. Registration is $12 for members; $16 for non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required. *Teachers who attend a Frick Act 48 event will receive a free, one-year Teacher Membership!

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The transformED team at the AIU is looking forward to an eventful fall! At the link below, you will find the fall calendar for transformED programming, featuring nearly 35 professional learning opportunities. Included in this programming is the 4th cohort of School Retool, a fellowship for school leaders, as well as 2 two-day workshops for CMU's CS Academy. The latter, as part of AIU's PAsmart Grant, will be held across the Commonwealth this fall at 19 separate intermediate units.

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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
AMS Epsilon Fund: support of summer mathematics programs for high school students. Deadline: December 15th
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
FLEET: Mini-grants for STEM programs. Deadline: Rolling
Red Ted Art
Red Ted Art's Blog provides fun, easy, affordable and do-able crafts for both kids and grown ups. This website includes lots of step by step instructions for a variety of art projects, printables, and themes to follow!

Click here to visit the website. 

APOST Activities
FREE Trainings!

APOST Fall Conference
Friday September 20th

Trust Arts Education Center
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You Decide 

Back-to-school can mean a stressful transition for students, parents, and teachers. To manage anxiety, the nonprofit Y.O.G.A for Youth is bringing helpful techniques that incorporate mindfulness and relaxation into the classroom. 

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