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The APOST Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time! 

Looking for your professional development fix to get you ready for and unprecedented summer of Out-of-School Time programming? We've got you covered!

Over the last week of May and the first week of June, we'll be offering relevant workshops to help you continue providing quality programming for youth during this troubling time, including; trauma informed self-care techniques, ways to transition to virtual learning, how to better engage parents, and more!  

This is a virtual professional development conference that shares best practices in youth development. This conference is open to any youth practitioners who desire to increase their skills in working with youth in out-of-school time programs or in mentoring relationships. To see the agenda of offerings we have and register now, check out this google spreadsheet we've created for you! We hope this conference will contribute to your continued education and development, and help you prepare for a summer that will be new for us all. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jaron Paul

Every Hour Counts COVID-19 Resource Guide

Our partners at Every Hour Counts developed this COVID-19 Resource Guide, which features resources and tools to help afterschool intermediaries, communities, providers, funders, educators, families and caregivers support young people during this difficult time. Please use these resources to help champion your work and mitigate the challenges that lie ahead.

Every Hour Counts’ COVID-19 Resource Guide features topics including

PULSE Prospective Nonprofit Partner Virtual Info Session

Date: Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
Time: 9-10 a.m.

Nonprofit professionals: Please join our virtual session for an overview of PULSE and the specifics of a PULSE nonprofit partnership. PULSE fellows serve in year-long partnerships from the beginning of September to the end of July, 35 hours/week, building capacity, tackling large-scale projects, and helping your organization succeed.  
More information: Click here!
Ticket Link: Click here!
Questions: Contact Jonnett Maurer, or 412-361-0124.

Teaching Tolerance: Grants that educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy. Deadline: Rolling
Book Bank: New and donated books and resources. Deadline: Rolling. 
Pittsburgh Foundation: is establishing an emergency action fund for nonprofits. More info to come as they release details. Deadline: TBD
Emergency Fund for Artists: potential $500 support from GPAC for artists at a loss of income due to coronavirus. More emergency arts funding resources here. Deadline: Rolling
Governor's STEM: $500 grants to students grades 9-12 competing in STEM. Deadline: May 7-8th
Peace First: $250 grants to youth 13-25 for projects developed to address community response to COIVD-19. Deadline: Rolling

2-1-1 Resources 

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, if you are in need, contact United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania's PA 2-1-1 Southwest by dialing 2-1-1, texting your zip code to 898-211, or visiting 

Sign up to receive alerts with the most up-to-date information and resources at #COVID19 #UnitedWeWin

If you want to help raise funds to support our community, join us and our partner The Pittsburgh Foundation by giving to the Emergency Action Fund here!

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APOST Virtual Summer Conference for out-of-School Time 
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ACH Clear Pathways - Creative Camp: Back to the Future 

Looking for more virtual programming opportunities for your youth? Check out this opportunity from ACH Clear Pathways that offers virtual music, dance, and art projects as well as a virtual field trip! Weekly art kits and snacks will be provided. To register, please call 412-812-0271 or email 
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