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Sign Up for PA Afterschool Action Day 2020!

It's time to register for our annual Afterschool Action Day trip to Harrisburg! This trip is a great civic engagement opportunity for you and the youth you serve to visit the state capitol to meet with elected officials. It's also a great way to for youth and providers to connect with other programs as we usually have around 120 participants joining us from Pittsburgh. This years trip will take place on Wednesday May 20th, with buses leaving Pittsburgh at 5:30am. If you're able to join us, we encourage you to register as soon as possible so that we can reserve you a space on the bus and begin scheduling with elected officials on your behalf. To learn more and to register, please complete the form at the link below.

Click here to sign up and join us on this year's trip!

Kids of Steel:
Let's Get Moving!
If you are looking to stay active in an easy and fun way please join the Kids of Steel Move Challenge. Kids of STEEL is P3R's free training program that helps motivate kids and their families to get moving. The program is available to individuals and at more than 150 schools in western Pennsylvania. This is a great way to track your exercise, whether it is running or walking! This can be something you can do with your family or with the youth you work with. Join the challenge and start moving!

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Youth Ambassadors Wanted: RLD!
Remake Learning Days (RLD) is a festival of innovative, hands-on learning events for families to engage together and explore community resources. For the 2020 festival, Carlow's Center for Youth Media Advocacy (CYMA) and RLD are creating the first-ever Youth Ambassadors Program for Remake Learning Days, supported by American Eagle.  There is a $200 stipend for participating. SPOTS ARE LIMITED. Deadline to submit this application is Friday, February 21st at 5pm.

Click here to learn more and to apply. 

Jefferson County Mini-Grants: support for 2020 Census outreach activities focused on historically undercounted and hard-to-count populations and communities. Deadline: February 28th
Nonprofit Security: support for security enhancements to protect the safety and security of the users of a facility. Deadline: February 14th
RML Ignite Grants: 5K for network members as they imagine something new, build on their strengths, or re-energize their existing learning innovations. Deadline: March 13th
PA Food Recovery: Grants up to 200K for shelters, food banks, nonprofit food management. Deadline: April 24th. 
Staunton Farm Foundation: capacity building grants and support for 1 year. Deadline: March 31st
Governor's STEM: $500 grants to students grades 9-12 competing in STEM. Deadline: May 7-8, 2020



Please attend for a morning of networking, an overview of PENN SACCA, and a brief session on quick tips for incorporating STEM activities into school age programming. This will be a great opportunity to connect with peers and share new ideas about the field. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Click here to learn more and to register. 

APOST Activities
FREE Trainings!

Pittsburgh Parks RX: Nurturing Connection to Nature for Health & Wellness
Fri, February 28th

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You Decide 
Power Up is a nutrition program funded through the USDA. The Power Up Team sets up lessons at your afterschool site that includes a food tasting/demo component. For more information about this program, please visit or email Britney Zwergel at
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