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Survey: COVID-19's Impact on Youth Workers 

The University of Pittsburgh and APOST (Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time) are partnering to explore how the 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19 pandemic) is impacting youth workers.  The 10-minute survey (https://bit.ly/ywadcp2020) will ask about feelings, thoughts, and behaviors related to your work and the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

·         Youth workers include: heads of organizations, directors, managers, interns, volunteers, service members, program assistants/associates/coordinators, librarians, troop leaders, mentors, officer managers, controllers, development managers, teaching artists, social workers, research managers, communications coordinators, consultants, etc.  
Youth serving organizations include: after school, before school, summer, art, weekend, and mentoring programs, programs during the school day led by community organizations, libraries, home programs, scouts, housing developments, and city departments.  

Results from the survey will assist this partnership with coordinating, creating, and compiling professional development experiences and resources during this time of crisis and next steps following the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a thank you for completing the survey you will have priority to the professional development experiences and resources that come from this work.  In addition, four participants will be randomly chosen to each receive $50. 

For more information or any questions or concerns regarding the research study, contact Debralyn Woodberry-Shaw, diw28@pitt.edu.  For questions regarding APOST contact Stephanie Lewis, director at APOST, at stephanie.lewis@unitedwayswpa.org


Supporting SEL Wellness for Staff & Colleagues

Presenters: Monica Marie Jones and Alandra Chuney

During these challenging times, many of us are being called upon to approach our work in new and challenging ways, while also dealing with other stressors. Join The Forum of Youth Investment and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality in this webinar to learn and explore strategies for self-care, for sustaining motivation while working from home, and for supporting our staff and colleagues in doing the same. 

- Tuesday, May 14, 2020 at 11:00am ET - Register here.

- Tuesday, May 14, 2020 at 3:00pm ET - Register here.

2020 Census Video Competition voting is now LIVE!

Students in the region have been submitting their video on why the Census is important and now it is time to vote!  Please go to www.tinyurl.com/2020censusvideocomp to view the videos and get the link to vote for your favorite!
 
Please note the following:

  • Each person may vote once.  Voting is through a Survey Monkey link that is at the end of each video and located at the top of the Video Competition page.
  • Voting will end at 5pm on Friday, May 15.  The winners will be announced on Monday, May 18. 

 
Please share the link and ask everyone you know to watch the videos and vote! 
 
For more information on the Census and the Allegheny County Census Committee, please go to https://becounted2020.org/.

 
Grants
 
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 pa211sw.org. 

Sign up to receive alerts with the most up-to-date information and resources at pa211sw.org/text-alerts. #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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Trust Arts Education - Creative Curriculums 

Looking for more virtual programming opportunities for your youth? Creative Curriculums are 3 sequential arts integration lessons aligned with PA academic standards, and formatted as printable PDFs. These lessons are designed so that they can be virtually led by a teacher or independently completed by students. All curriculums also include a family activity to extend the learning.
 
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