September 2015 Members' Monthly
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ASW:NYSAN Members' Monthly 

Strengthening Grant Applications and Increasing Sustainability - Recorded Webinar 

Did you miss our webinar on Strengthening Grant Applications & Increasing Sustainability held on 9/3? As a member of ASW:NYSAN, you have access to the recorded webinar and are welcome to view it at your convenience. Presentations from Lisa Fasolo Frishman of the NY Funders Alliance, Anne Lawrence of the Robert Bowne Foundation, and Candace LaRue of Candace LaRue and Associates will take you through the world of foundation giving to help you understand what funders are supporting and how to better position your program to receive funding.

Watch the recoded webinar here.

View the webinar slides here

Don’t miss the ASW:NYSAN 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.

Highlighted Workshop

The Stress Factor
Presented by Candice Thompson
How do children and youth deal with stress? Some choose healthy and positive strategies, while others withdraw, act aggressively, or "talk back." Sometimes the coping mechanisms children and youth use are incorrectly considered "challenging behaviors," causing children to be labeled as "problems" or "at-risk." In this workshop, you will explore stress from the child's perspective, create a stress management plan, and discuss strategies to help children cope with stress.

A complete list of workshops can be found on the conference webpage here.

NAA’s First Virtual Convention

From November 1-15, 2015, NAA will be holding a virtual convention that will include the top 25 workshops from the 2015 NAA Convention in Washington D.C.  Workshops will be available at your convenience throughout the two weeks, so be sure to check out the workshop schedule to see what you’ll experience as part of the virtual convention.

Registration is $49 for Ambassador level members, which every ASW:NYSAN member receives as part of their membership, and FREE for Executive members of NAA.

Additional details and registration can be found on the Virtual Convention webpage

Upcoming ASW:NYSAN Webinars:

9/21: Webinar- Afterschool & STEM: What’s the Connection?
ASW:NYSAN is proud to present “Afterschool & STEM: What’s the Connection?” This free webinar will look at why STEM is all the rage in education circles, and why afterschool is the “sweet spot” for inquiry and project-based learning. Explore the needs and possibilities for your program and how science, technology, engineering, and math could become a part of it! STEM Coordinator Timothy Fowler will share research, examples from the field, and resources to help you become involved in STEM learning. The webinar will take place on Monday, September 21st, from 1pm - 2pm and will be recorded. Register here.

10/5: Save the Date for Engaging the Media for your Lights On Afterschool Event Webinar
A special Lights On Afterschool webinar will be held on October 5 from 1pm-2pm for anyone interested in learning how to engage the media and ensure that your event receives the attention it needs to highlight the benefits of afterschool programs. ASW:NYSAN will also be joined by our partners at the Afterschool Alliance. Register here

Upcoming Trainings 

9/24: Buffalo, NY- FREE Medal of Honor Character Development Program Training
The Medal of Honor Character Development Program is designed by teachers to provide students with examples of courage, commitment, sacrifice, integrity, citizenship, and patriotism to help those students create change in their own communities. While drawn from the personal accounts of our living Medal of Honor recipients, this collection of lesson plans does not glorify or glamorize war. You can find the registration form for this complimentary training here

9/30: Webinar- Using Narrative to Engage Young Women in STEM
The National Girls Collaborative Project is holding a webinar from 12-1pm on September 30 to highlight educational books and resources to help encourage young women in STEM. If you would like to learn more about this webinar, please visit the registration page here

10/1-10/2: Buffalo, NY- Positive Youth Development 101 
This training offers an orientation to the youth development approach. Drawing on an experiential learning model, the curriculum uses a range of small and large group activities to allow for active participation, discussion, and reflection. You can register for the training here.
10/2: NYC - AfterSchool KidzScience
The Partnership for After School Education (PASE) will be holding a free workshop for afterschool program staff to sample activities from the AfterSchool KidzScience program. This program is designed specifically for afterschool and out-of-school time programs serving students in grades 3-5. If you would like to attend this training, be sure to register here as soon as possible as this will fill up fast.
10/12: Capital District Child Care Council Annual Conference
Registration is now open for the CDCCCC’s Annual Conference. If you would like to learn more about this event, visit the conference webpage here.  Be sure to take a look at the conference brochure as well!

10/20-21: Niagara Falls, NY - Annual Youth Development Training Conference
Registration is now open for the 2015 Youth Development Training Conference, held October 20-21 in Niagara Falls, NY. The conference brochure, hotel registration, transportation information, and conference registration can be found here:
11/12: Capital Region - STEM Summit: Professional Development for Educators 
miSci in Schenectady, NY will be holding a professional development training for educators at their STEM summit. The training will include workshop presentations from the Exploratorium in San Francisco, Dudley Observatory, and more! Attendees will receive three hours of professional development and a certificate of competition for attending this training. You can register for the STEM Summit here.

Funding Opportunities

PASE Explorers Program
Deadline: 9/18/15

Afterschool programs serving grades 4 though 6 in Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx are eligible to apply for the PASE Explorers Program. Selected program sites will receive the PASE Explorers Curriculum, free training, a stipend of $1,000 for program costs, and t-shirts for youth and staff. Be sure to apply by Friday, September 18th. More information can be found here.
*Please be advised that the website link says applications close 9/14, but applications are accepted until 9/18.
Apply for a Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grant
Deadline: September 30, 2015

PLT is offering service-learning grants of up to $1,000 to help improve schools or restore natural habitats. If you are interested in applying for one of these grants, be sure to do so by the end of this month. More information can be found here.  

Captain Planet Foundation
Deadline: September 30, 2015 and January 31, 2016

Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to provide hands-on activities that help students understand environmental stewardship and inspire them to participate in community service activities. Grants range from $500 - $2,500 and more information on how to apply can be found here.
Promote Family Literacy through the Wish You Well Foundation
Deadline: Rolling

The Wish You Well Foundation is offering grants in the range of $10,000 for the development or expansion of literacy and education programs. Funding requests may be made at any time and are reviewed on a quarterly basis through the year. More information can be found by visiting the Foundations website here
Student Achievement Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2015

The National Endowment for the Arts is offering grants in the range of $2,000 to $5,000 for afterschool and summer programs that are focused on the academic achievement of K-12 students. If you are a K-12 staff member, find more information about applying for this opportunity here.
Nature Works Everywhere Garden Grants
Deadline: October 28, 2015

Applications are currently being accepted for Garden Grants for the 2015-16 school year. Grant funds are intended to be used to support the building or revitalization of gardens on school campuses and range between $1,000-$2,000 for these activities. If you are interested in applying for this funding opportunity, please find more information on the Nature Works Everywhere webpage

Join the ASW:NYSAN LinkedIn group

Joining groups on LinkedIn enables you to find other afterschool professionals and engage in dialogues related to the field. Join the ASW:NYSAN group today!
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