August 2015 Members' Monthly
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ASW:NYSAN Members' Monthly 

Please note the correction for Social and Emotional Competence: Critical Skills for Success in School and Life on 9/11. This is an in-person event, not a webinar.

Welcome to the ASW:NYSAN members only newsletter! We are excited to provide our members with a monthly newsletter containing programs and curriculum examples, funding opportunities, upcoming events and webinars, and more. 

Curriculum Highlight

Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness youth curriculum

The CHFFF curriculum, developed by the Food and Nutrition Education in Communities program at Cornell University, uses experiential learning to teach 8-12 year olds healthy eating habits that help prevent childhood obesity and chronic disease. The free curriculum contains six easy-to-lead lessons, each including interactive nutrition activities, food preparation, active games, and goal setting challenges, to help connect children’s interests and experiences to the lessons content. For an overview of CHFFF, be sure to watch the introductory webinar here.

Lesson 1: Drink Low-Fat Milk and Water Instead of Sweetened Drinks

The first lesson in the CHFFF curriculum focuses on educating students of the health risks associated with sweetened, high-calorie drinks. Participants have the opportunity to practice reading nutrition labels on foods, visualize the amount of sugar in drinks, and learn how to distinguish between the types of drinks to have daily, and those that should be consumed in moderation.

To view Lesson 1: Drink Low-Fat Milk and Water Instead of Sweetened Drink and the rest of the CHFFF curriculum, visit the webpage here

ASW:NYSAN Fall Training Institute

Registration is now open for the 2015 Fall Training Institute!

AfterSchool Works! NY: the New York State Afterschool Network (ASW:NYSAN) is excited to bring you the 2015 Fall Training Institute. This year’s Training Institute will be held in a new location at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rochester, NY and will provide workshops that address important issues in youth development, such as: social-emotional learning, managing behaviors, project-based learning, and successful staff engagement.

We are also excited to announce that this year’s conference will include two STEM-focused tracks specifically for afterschool and expanded learning programs. STEM workshops will provide hands-on STEM engagement for staff and address how afterschool professionals can support STEM engagement in their programs.

Workshops will cover a wide range of topics in youth development, including:

Inexpensive and Engaging STEM Activities
Presenter: Mike Consadine
This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to experience several inexpensive and engaging STEM activities. Participants will leave with resources to immediately implement these activities into their programs. These activities can range from short, quick activities to longer more involved research and design projects. All activities can be modified to various ages of students.

Managing Challenging Behaviors
Presenter: Yaniyah Pearson
Challenging behaviors are the language through which young people communicate when the demands of their environment are misaligned with their social, emotional, or adaptive capacities. This workshop will help youth workers manage challenging behaviors by developing the practical skills they need to ensure their programs are supportive and provide inclusive environments that inspire success.

For a full listing of workshops, please visit the conference website.

Be sure to take advantage of your Member Discount ($20 off full price registration) and Register Now!

National Afterschool Association 2016 Convention –Request for Proposals

Deadline: October 16, 2015
The RFP to present at the 2016 NAA Convention in Orlando, FL is now open. If you are interested in sharing your expertise with the afterschool field, you can find more information here. A link to a recorded webinar with more information can also be found here

Upcoming ASW:NYSAN Webinars:

8/20: Getting Started with Healthy Afterschool Snacks and Meals: CACFP

Join ASW:NYSAN for a webinar on the Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) on August 20th from 1:30pm – 2:30pm. Learn about eligibility and how you can get your program enrolled to receive subsidies for healthy snacks and suppers. The webinar will also cover child nutrition and healthy living, and will highlight creative ways to incorporate nutrition into afterschool programming. Misha Marvel from Hunger Solutions New York and Mary Ellen Flynn from the New York State Department of Health will join Saleah Blancaflor, ASW:NYSAN Food Programs Coordinator, to discuss the benefits of CACFP as well as the application process. Brendan Frodrell from the Queens Community House Food Justice program will offer insight into further incorporating CACFP and healthy nutrition programming through his program experience building food justice leadership and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. This webinar will also be recorded. Register here

9/3: ASW:NYSAN Member Webinar: Strengthening Grant Applications & Increasing Sustainability - Use the Discount Code WEBINAR15

On Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 11:00am - 12:30pm, ASW:NYSAN will be holding a program sustainability webinar focused on helping afterschool, expanded learning, and summer providers become better equipped to identify funding opportunities for their programs. This webinar will feature presentations from representatives of The Robert Bowne Foundation, the NY Funders Alliance, and expert grant writer Candace LaRue. Presenters will share tips and experiences on identifying funding opportunities for programs, using tools and data to support proposals, and crafting strong grant applications. Key resources from will also be shared with participants. This webinar is free for current ASW:NYSAN members and $15 for all other participants. Registration can be found here. Be sure to use the discount code WEBINAR15 to waive the fee when registering.   

Other Events and Webinars:

8/19: English Language Learning During the Out-of-School Time!

Join Youth Today at 1:00pm on August 19 for their latest research based webinar to gain skills crucial to supporting English language learners. You will learn how to utilize activities such as cooking, field trips, and art shows to support the learning process. Register here.  Youth Today has also recently launched their new YT Thought Leaders Club. Subscribers will be able to have access to the 12 webinars at any time once they are recorded, among other great extras. To view their upcoming webinars, visit here.

9/2: Integrating Employability Skills Into Everyday Instruction

On Wednesday, September 2 from 2:00pm-3:15pm, join for a webinar focusing on preparing students for success in the workplace with more than just academic knowledge. It is crucial that employability skills are incorporated into everyday instruction in order to better acclimate youths towards a realistic future. Register here.

CORRECTION- 9/11: Social and Emotional Competence: Critical Skills for Success in School and Life

On Friday, September 11 from 9:00am-11:00am, join Paul LeBuffe for a presentation on increasing the social and emotional competencies of students during in-school and out-of-school time settings. The event will be held at the Central Library in Rochester, NY. You can learn more information about the program and register here.

10/12-14 National Conference on Summer Learning 

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) will be holding their annual conference in Baltimore, MD from October 12th-14th. As the only national conference dedicated to summer learning, organizations and administrators have the opportunity to learn how to strengthen their staff and get the most from their programs. For ASW:NYSAN members, NSLA is offering a $50 discount using the code SAN2015. Registration is available here.  

Funding Opportunities

The Dizzy Feet Foundation 
Deadline: September 4, 2015
The Dizzy Feet Foundation is offering grants for eligible nonprofits which serve children under the age of 18.  DFF offers high-quality dance programs to those who do not have regular access to such opportunities. They hope to increase access, appreciation, and the experience of dance with their endeavors. More information about the foundation and how to apply for this opportunity, can be found here.

2015 Greater Capital Region Capacity Building Mini-Grant Program
Begins September 10, 2015
The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region has collaborated with a number of local funders to organize the 2015 Greater Capital Region Capacity Building Mini-Grant Program. Nonprofit organizations located in the Greater Capital Region are invited to participate free-of-charge due to the generosity of the funders. Attendance by both the organization’s Executive Director and one Board Member is required for at least three of the four course sessions. (Different board members may attend different sessions.) Click here to register for the mini-grant program.
Greater Rochester Health Foundation Community Health Grants
Deadline: September 16, 2015
501 (c) (3) organizations in the greater Rochester area are invited to apply to the Community Health Grant program. Grants between $5,000 and $50,000 will be awarded to qualifying organizations to support short term, health benefiting activities, including: facility/equipment repair for health focused programs; start-up costs associated with a new program; short-term programs; pilot projects; and training for specific skill development for staff. More information, including the Community Health Grants application can be found on the Greater Rochester Health Foundation website.

Target Stores Field Trip Grants
Deadline September 30, 2015
Target Stores is offering multiple $700 grants to schools, nonprofits, libraries, and public agencies to support field trips that connect classroom learning to out-of-school time experiences. Field trips must take place by December 2015. More information on the grants and how to apply can be found here.

YoungArts Foundation 
Deadline: October 16, 2015
The YoungArts Foundation is offering grants to eligible applicants between the ages of 15-18 to encourage the pursuit of a career in the arts in various disciplines. They will have access to many opportunities including significant scholarships and awards of up to $10,000, renowned mentors, workshops, and performances. More information on the grant and how to apply can be found here.

Niskayuna Community Foundation Mini-Grants
Deadline: Rolling through 2015
The Niskayuna Community Foundation is offering mini-grants for programs that benefit residents of Niskayuna, including education, arts and culture, recreation, and health and human services. Multiple mini-grants grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded, and more information on how to apply can be found here. The grant application is available here

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