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Simple Interactions

Looking for a great PD opportunity for your program staff in 2020? APOST is looking for organizations to host our Simple Interactions PD program this winter! Simple Interactions is a practice-based, strengths-focused and community driven approach to support and develop professional, youth serving adults. This six-week method identifies and captures adult-child interactions in everyday settings, facilitate learning communities to grow and develop and communicates the science and practice of human interactions.

APOST facilitates SI workshops for youth-serving organizations and their staff. APOST provides this offer to all Quality Campaign members at no cost. SI is also available to non-Quality Campaign members for a fee of $1000. Previous staff participants significantly improved in their practice, reported enjoying the strengths-based workshops and valued the positive contribution to their work.

Interested? Email if you have
questions or would like to apply. 

Summer Planning
It may be the start of fall, but it is also the perfect time to start thinking about your 2020 summer program plans! Join APOST, Pittsburgh Public Schools, and City of Pittsburgh for an interactive training to help you jumpstart and organize your planning for summer program. We will be introducing participants to the Wallace Foundation's Summer Learning Toolkit and will be focusing on the summer planning calendar timeline and tips on how to engage enrichment providers in your program. Mark your calendars for Friday November 22nd at 9:30AM, at CoLab in Nova Place

Click here to learn more and to register. 
APOST Trainings
We have some great trainings coming up, so mark your calendars for the remainder of this fall's FREE Friday APOST Trainings! First up on November 15th at 10AM is Stages of Youth Development, one of our most popular Weikert Trainings. Then, the following week, get a head start on your summer program plans with Are you ready for Summer Program? on November 22nd at 9:30AM. Finally, wrap up 2019 with an examination of the science of self-compassion, compassion based mindfulness practices, and the importance of a supportive community with Cultivating Seeds of Self-Compassion on December 13th from 9-11AM. 

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
Governor's STEM: $500 grants to students grades 9-12 competing in STEM. Deadline: May 7-8, 2020. 
Society of Women Engineers: Scholarships support women pursuing bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer scienceDeadline: Rolling 
Save-a-lot: sponsorships and grants for hunger relief, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and more. Deadline: Rolling 

Discovery Mind Blown
“Where does trash go?”, “Why do volcanoes erupt?” and “How well do I really know dinosaurs?” are all questions that will be answered on Discovery Mind Blown. This free educational website for has activities, games, book recommendations, interactive games, video explanations and more.

Click here to visit the website. 

Upcoming Events

November 13th: Professional Development: Day of Innovation
November 13th: Black Families in the Fight - A Conversation with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
November 15th: Stages of Youth Development 
November 15th: Entrepreneurial Summit at PHCSE
November 16th: Fred Rogers Center Teacher Technology Convening
November 19th: Lunch & Learn: Personalized Learning Squared (PL²)
November 20th: Mentoring Partnership: Monthly LENS Meeting 
November 21st: Youth Mental Health First Aid
November 21st: WEBINAR -Teaching Social Emotional Competencies in Mentoring Programs
November 21st: Climate Educators Meet Up
November 22nd: Are You Ready for Summer Program? Summer Planning Workshop
November 22nd: Orientation to the Nonprofit Resource Center
November 27th: Grants Cafe

For more events, please click the links below:

APOST Activities
FREE Trainings!

Stages of Youth Development 
Friday Nov 15th
CoLab 18 in Nova Place
Click here to register. 

Are You Ready for Summer Program?
Friday Nov 22nd
CoLab 18 in Nova Place
Click here to register. 

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

You Decide 

How can data inform decisions about how to support afterschool and summer programs, attract more young people and unite community leaders? A new 10-step guide from the RAND Corporation and the Every Hour Counts coalition offers insights into collecting, analyzing and managing data to improve decision making.

Click here to read the report. 

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