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Registration is open for Everything Afterschool 2019!

Do you provide resources for youth or for people who serve youth? If so, you may be interested in tabling as an exhibitor at our annual resource fair, Everything Afterschool. Everything Afterschool provides a unique opportunity to connect with attendees who work with youth of all ages in afterschool programs and child care programs.

The event will take place on Tuesday November 12th from 10 am – 12:30 pm at the Union Project. Everyone is welcome to attend the event, however, there are limited spots available for exhibitors. If you have any questions please email Gulcan at

To register to be an exhibitor, please click here. 

It's time to mark your calendars for another monthly APOST PD! Join us on October 4th at United Way of Southwestern PA for I.E.P.: It Works Better If We Work Together! Is your program handled to equip children with Individualized Education Programs? What are Individualized Education Programs, and how do they actually work? Join APOST and our guest presenter Jamie Upshaw to learn how you can make your program more inclusive and supportive for all. Participants will learn what an I.E.P. is and who qualifies for it, what the difference is between a 504 Plan and an I.E.P., and how to build relationships with families to better support children with I.E.P.s. 

Click here to learn more and to register. 

SI Leadership Program
Are you a teaching artist that is looking for an advanced professional development opportunity? Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Education are partnering to bring you another cohort of the Simple Interactions Leadership Program (SILP)This special six-week experience will help teaching artists identify ways to increase their interactions with youth in OST settings and positively support the social and emotional well-being of the youth served. The Simple Interactions Leadership Program is hosted in multiple forms and this year’s Fall 2019 cohort will target teaching artists as participants.  Teaching artists deliver unique and creative programming and will bring a unique perspective to SILP. Only 12 participants will be accepted to this cohortThe application deadline is October 7th.  If you have any questions about the application please contact Debralyn Woodberry-Shaw at

Click here to learn more and to register.  


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

Study Jams
StudyJams! is a website for Interactive Math and Science Activities. This easy-to-use teaching tool will help you introduce and reinforce more than 200 important topics in math and science through fun interactive activities.

Click here to learn more. 

Upcoming Events

September 24th: CYD Toolkit Series: Working in Social Justice
September 24th - 25th: Engage in the Future: Engineering Workshop
September 25th: Introduction to Finding Grants
September 25th: Grants Professionals of Western PA Monthly Meeting
September 26th: BGEA 4th Annual Equity Summit and Awards Reception
September 28th: Navigating the Yellow Brick Road: SEL, Mindfulness, and Yoga Workshop
September 30th: Lunch & Learn: Learning about Learning!
October 1st: Advanced Proposal Writing Series
October 4th: Socially Engaged Art and Advocating for Healthy Schools with Special Guest Mel Chin
October 8th: Practical Training in Project Based Learning
October 10th: HBCU Fair
October 12th: Learning Through Play: The Multiple Intelligence Way
October 18th: Recruiting and Retaining Talented OST Staff

For more events, please click the links below:

APOST Activities
FREE Trainings!

I.E.P.: It Works Better If We Work Together
Friday October 4th
United Way of SWPA
Click here to register. 

Recruiting & Retaining Talented Staff
Friday October 18th
United Way of SWPA
Click here to register. 

You Decide 

With generous support for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Youth Service Alliance (YSA) will award Afterschool Grants of up to $500 each to support youth-led service or service-learning in afterschool programs. Grants are offered on a competitive application basis and open to any afterschool program in the United States that meets the requirements. Applications will be accepted through Friday, October 4th.

Click here to learn more. 

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