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August 12, 2020

Antiracist Dialogues for Action: Antiracist Out-of-School Time Programs

Are you interested in learning, sharing knowledge, and working together with fellow changemakers to dismantle racism and injustice? Join ELIE Circle on August 12 for “Antiracist Dialogues for Action: Antiracist Out-of-School Time Programs.”

About

On August 12, ELIE Circle will hold the second virtual meeting of the Antiracist Dialogues for Action – convenings for out-of-school time educators (e.g., afterschool staff, librarians, teaching artists, researchers) to learn, share knowledge, and work together to dismantle racism and injustice.

The dialogues consist of the following:

    • a 30-minute presentation providing context, research, and historical perspectives on main dialogue topics;
    • a 45-minute small group dialogue on a related subtopic for participants to a) share collective knowledge and b) work with other educators to determine goals and next steps; and
    • a 15-minute closing and larger group share out.

All dialogues are designed for educators which includes those that are working directly with young people in any capacity and those at out-of-school-time organizations without direct contact. These dialogues are categorized in two categories: Educators and Youth Work.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage.

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July 8, 2020

Remake Learning Days Across America to Return in Spring 2021

Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA) will return to 15+ regions across the country from April 22 – May 23, 2021. In Southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the local Remake Learning Days festival will return from May 6 – 16, 2021.

What is Remake Learning Days Across America?

Remake Learning Days Across America is an innovative learning festival for families and youth. Hosted in 15+ regions across the United States, RLDAA features hands-on and engaging events designed for kids of all ages at libraries, schools, tech centers, museums, play spaces, and more.

RLDAA is presented by Remake Learning with national partnerships with PBS Kids for Parents, Digital Promise, and Common Sense Media, along with many nationwide partners and host organizations.

More Information

For more information, visit the RLDAA website to view recent updates or read the recap of the inaugural 2019 festival.

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June 5, 2020

Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time

Join the Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) from May 26 through June 5, 2020 for their Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time!

About

The Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time will offer relevant workshops to help professionals continue to provide quality programming for youth during this troubling time. This conference is open to any youth practitioners who desire to increase their skills in working with youth in out-of-school time programs or in mentoring relationships.

Available Workshops

The Virtual Conference will include the following workshops:

To register and learn more, utilize the links above or view the full conference agenda.

More Information

For questions or more information, please contact Jaron Paul at jaron.paul@unitedwayswpa.org.

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June 3, 2020

Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time

Join the Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) from May 26 through June 5, 2020 for their Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time!

About

The Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time will offer relevant workshops to help professionals continue to provide quality programming for youth during this troubling time. This conference is open to any youth practitioners who desire to increase their skills in working with youth in out-of-school time programs or in mentoring relationships.

Available Workshops

The Virtual Conference will include the following workshops:

To register and learn more, utilize the links above or view the full conference agenda.

More Information

For questions or more information, please contact Jaron Paul at jaron.paul@unitedwayswpa.org.

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June 1, 2020

Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time

Join the Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) from May 26 through June 5, 2020 for their Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time!

About

The Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time will offer relevant workshops to help professionals continue to provide quality programming for youth during this troubling time. This conference is open to any youth practitioners who desire to increase their skills in working with youth in out-of-school time programs or in mentoring relationships.

Available Workshops

The Virtual Conference will include the following workshops:

To register and learn more, utilize the links above or view the full conference agenda.

More Information

For questions or more information, please contact Jaron Paul at jaron.paul@unitedwayswpa.org.

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Summer Camp and Recreation Guidance During COVID-19

On May 22, the Wolf Administration issued frequently asked questions to provide guidance to parents, caregivers, summer camp operators, public bath places, part-day school-age programs, and other entities that provide necessary child care and enrichment and recreational activities for children and youth during the summer.

About

Summer programs that provide child care and enrichment and recreational activities for children and youth are permitted to operate without a waiver in counties in the yellow and green phases of the Governor’s phased-in reopening plan so long as they follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for Youth and Summer Camps and the CDC Supplemental Guidance for Child Care That Remain Open.

Summer programs include child care facilities regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and the following part-day school-age programs:

    • a part-day school-age program that operates for less than 90 consecutive days per calendar year from the date the program opens to the date the program closes;
    • a part-day school-age program that operates 2 hours or less per day for 3 or fewer days per week;
    • a part-day school-age program that has a single purpose for the children’s attendance and that purpose is the only focus of the program (e.g., soccer or art class); and
    • a drop-in program where a child or youth may come and go at will.

To view the guidance, visit the FAQ document. This guidance does not apply to public school-operated summer programs or extended school year services. Guidance related to reopening public schools will be released by the Pennsylvania Department of Education at a later date.

Summer Programs in Pittsburgh

On May 15, the City of Pittsburgh announced how summer activities will be impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While many activities will be allowed, others will be cancelled or postponed. Decisions on closures and activities may be revisited as pandemic circumstances and federal and state guidelines change.

To view lists of permitted and non-permitted activities, read our news post.

More Information

For more information, view the full press release.

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May 29, 2020

Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time

Join the Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) from May 26 through June 5, 2020 for their Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time!

About

The Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time will offer relevant workshops to help professionals continue to provide quality programming for youth during this troubling time. This conference is open to any youth practitioners who desire to increase their skills in working with youth in out-of-school time programs or in mentoring relationships.

Available Workshops

The Virtual Conference will include the following workshops:

To register and learn more, utilize the links above or view the full conference agenda.

More Information

For questions or more information, please contact Jaron Paul at jaron.paul@unitedwayswpa.org.

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May 27, 2020

Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time

Join the Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) from May 26 through June 5, 2020 for their Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time!

About

The Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time will offer relevant workshops to help professionals continue to provide quality programming for youth during this troubling time. This conference is open to any youth practitioners who desire to increase their skills in working with youth in out-of-school time programs or in mentoring relationships.

Available Workshops

The Virtual Conference will include the following workshops:

To register and learn more, utilize the links above or view the full conference agenda.

More Information

For questions or more information, please contact Jaron Paul at jaron.paul@unitedwayswpa.org.

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May 26, 2020

Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time

Join the Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) from May 26 through June 5, 2020 for their Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time!

About

The Virtual Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time will offer relevant workshops to help professionals continue to provide quality programming for youth during this troubling time. This conference is open to any youth practitioners who desire to increase their skills in working with youth in out-of-school time programs or in mentoring relationships.

Available Workshops

The Virtual Conference will include the following workshops:

To register and learn more, utilize the links above or view the full conference agenda.

More Information

For questions or more information, please contact Jaron Paul at jaron.paul@unitedwayswpa.org.

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March 13, 2020

Helping Youth Deal with Grief and Trauma

Join the Highmark Caring Place on March 13 for their workshop exploring how to help children cope with grief and trauma.

About

This training provided by the Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, will explore grief and loss for children with a focus on how traumatic events may impact a child’s ability to cope. Participants will begin to learn about activities that may support children in a variety of environments to help with healing. Following the presentation, participants are invited to take a brief tour of the Caring Place to learn more about the program.

Register

To register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Parking is available free of cost in the Stanwix Riverfront Center Garage located at 625 Stanwix Street.

More Information

For more information, contact APOST at 412.456.6876.