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  • We are gearing up for our summer and fall meetings & workshops. Listed below are a few upcoming opportunities for you to learn more and get involved this summer for yourself or to share with others you may know.  We hope to see you at one or more of these events! Meeting: SEL4CT Communications Planning […]

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  • The Connecticut After School Network is seeking presenters for its 2019 Annual After School Conference on Saturday, November 2nd at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

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  • State After School Grant increased by $1 million! The Connecticut General Assembly completed the 2019 legislative session at midnight last night and passed a budget bill that Governor Lamont is expected to sign. The line item for the State Department of Education’s After School Grants was increased from $4,720,695 to $5,720,695 for the upcoming year. […]

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  • How to Conduct a BioBlitz Awesome activity for summer learning!   BioBlitz At-A-Glance What is a BioBlitz?   BioBlitz is an opportunity to take a snapshot of the biodiversity of a place! They are typically led by educators, scientists, or park rangers. Where can a BioBlitz be held?   A BioBlitz can be held just […]

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  • We are seeking presenters who are able to present a workshop in one of three categories:  STEAM in Program Practices STEAM in Program Design STEAM in Partnerships. Workshops should be appropriate for staff working with K – 8th grades.  Each workshop will be presented in all three sessions; participants will rotate through the workshops. The […]

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  • Despite the weather outside, summer is just around the corner! The Coaltion for New Britain’s Youth is happy to assist in the distribution of the 2019 New Britain Summer Learning Experiences request for proposals.   This year’s program will be from July 22nd through August 9th. FAQ’s about the three Summer Learning Experiences: Summer Enrichment […]

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  • Want to ensure that afterschool programs are funded? Want to expand funding for summer programs? Have ideas about state laws that impact afterschool and summer programs for kids? Join the Connecticut After School Network for its first Advocacy Task Force conference call of 2019. Learn about what we have planned for the upcoming state legislative […]

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  • The New York Life Foundation is seeking applicants for its Aim High local grant program to support afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving middle schoolers. A total of 26 grant awards will be made nationwide. Take a look to see which grant category is a good fit for you, and apply! Three grant categories: ● $100,000 over […]

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  • What Will You Do to Save the Planet? Take the #GeoChallenge!   Did you know that 500 million plastic straws are used every day? Eight million tons of plastic flow into the ocean every year? We need creative and actionable ideas from young people to literally save the planet.

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  • NEW (FREE!) LEARNING RESOURCES FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC & MOTT FOUNDATION Real-world problems call for critical thinking and real-world solutions and afterschool programs are a great place for kids to learn, collaborate, and figure out how to make their communities better. The Mott Foundation and National Geographic want to help afterschool programs open the world to […]

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