Tag: Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE)

Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

| November 24, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Out-of-school time programs have faced innumerable challenges this year, but have remained committed to delivering quality programming for your communities. This year, we want to give back to the amazing programs that support the children and families in Arizona communities. Learn more about the out-of-school time programs we support and how you can be a part of our Giving Tuesday efforts here.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — NatGeo Explorer Classroom: Afterschool Edition

| November 17, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — NatGeo Explorer Classroom: Afterschool Edition

Introduce your afterschool learners to National Geographic Explorers! Join the National Geographic Society for special editions of National Geographic’s Explorer Classroom this fall designed for out-of-school time educators. These Explorer Classroom events are supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The live YouTube shows connect young people with cutting-edge scientists, researchers, and powerful storytellers around the world. The events are free and include live Q&A with the Explorers as well as an event guide for your learners to get the most out of the experience.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Nominations, Grants, and More!

| November 10, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Nominations, Grants, and More!

With generous support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, 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 following requirements:
Engage at least 50 youth as volunteers in virtual, hybrid, and/or safe in-person service or service-learning projects between December 2020 – May 2021; 
Put students’ health and safety first by following COVID-related guidelines of federal, state, and local governments;
Submit an online impact report by June 30, 2021;
Engage a large percentage of youth from underserved communities; and
Focus on engaging middle and high-school aged youth.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Nominations Open for NAA’s Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders

| November 3, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Nominations Open for NAA’s Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders

National Afterschool Association’s (NAA) Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders identifies young leaders and recognizes and cultivates the talent of rising stars who have the potential to influence the field of afterschool for years to come. The selected emerging leader honorees will have: demonstrated contributions that have started to influence beyond individual programs to organizations and communities, a proven passion for development of themselves and others, active engagement in efforts to elevate the afterschool field and demonstrated persistence in their work to grow as leaders.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Virtual Conference Workshops are Available Until Friday!

| October 27, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Virtual Conference Workshops are Available Until Friday!

WORKSHOPS ARE
AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
through October 30.
You still have time to receive CEU’s and Certificates of Completion!

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Sign up for these virtual STEM events for LOA

| October 20, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Sign up for these virtual STEM events for LOA

The Afterschool Alliance is bringing Lights On Afterschool to you with virtual events throughout the week of October 19-23. There’s something for everyone, whether you are a supporter, a community leader, a parent, a youth, or an afterschool educator seeking a special activity for your students or strategies to inform your own work. Just sign up for the events you want, and log in on event day. Check out these virtual STEM opportunities:

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Arizona proclaims Lights On Afterschool Day on Oct. 22

| October 20, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Arizona proclaims Lights On Afterschool Day on Oct. 22

On behalf of the State of Arizona, Govenor Doug Ducey encourages us all to find creative and innovative ways to keep our youth safe, engaged, and learning with a proclamation of Lights On Afterschool Day on Thursday October 22nd, 2020. This statement recognizes of the importance of quality out-of-school time programming for children, families, and communities.

Many afterschool programs are facing operating challenges due to the pandemic and funding gaps, some so detrimental they are being forced to close their doors. The State of Arizona is committed to investing in expanded learning opportunities during this challenging time.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — This Year’s Lights On Afterschool Might Look Different on Oct. 22

| October 19, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — This Year’s Lights On Afterschool Might Look Different on Oct. 22

Lights On Afterschool is the annual celebration of out-of-school time. Join more than 8,000 communities and 1 million Americans in celebrating afterschool programs for this year’s Lights On Afterschool. This nationwide event, organized by Afterschool Alliance, calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on and the doors open. Despite the unique challenges we have all faced this year, afterschool programs across the country have stepped up to fill in important roles in our communities.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Shine a Light on Your Program!

| October 6, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Shine a Light on Your Program!

… Highlight your STEM program this year with a live virtual event, engage with a local museum or science center to run an online activity workshop, or find more ideas here. Find out how we are celebrating this year and what you can do to shine a light on your program. Register your event to receive continued resources, tools, and updates for your event.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Open Minds, Open Spaces is Friday, October 16

| October 6, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE)  — Open Minds, Open Spaces is Friday, October 16

In collaboration with 9 state afterschool networks in the Western region, Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence invites you to the Open Minds, Open Spaces: Town Hall for Lights On Afterschool. Join us on October 21st to kick-off our Lights On Afterschool celebration. You will hear from out-of-school time champions including elected officials and education professionals, afterschool and summer program partners, and the youth that benefit from out-of-school time experiences. Our very own Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman will share her recognition for afterschool professionals as well as Arizona Department of Education’s current goals and initiatives.

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