CAN Newsletter – Celebrating with Pride!
June 24, 2022

CAN Newsletter
Diverse youth participating in a LGBTQIA+ pride parade

June is a month to celebrate many things! It marks the end of the school year and the start of Summer Learning opportunities. It’s also the start of a new season and includes a special day to reflect on and acknowledge Juneteenth. Lastly, June celebrates Pride Month!

Pride Month is a movement and a time dedicated to uplifting LGBTQ voices, celebrating LGBTQ culture, and the support of LGBTQ rights. It inspires people to love others and themselves, proudly. It is also a month to reflect and educate folks on the importance of supporting all youth across identities, with special care for LGBTQ2SIA+ students. 

How can we, educators, who work with the youth, support whole child health & wellness? Allyship. As educators we have an opportunity of allyship, by creating safe spaces, raising awareness, and educating ourselves on the plight of the community. Allies can play a crucial role in creating a safe and nurturing environment for  LGBTQIA+ youth. We hope the resources we are sharing below, help you advocate and support LGBTQIA+ youth and humans in our communities.


  • Being an LGBTQ Ally - Human Rights Campaign
  • Creating Safe and Welcoming SchoolsA comprehensive bias-based bullying prevention program in the nation to provide LGBTQ+ and gender-inclusive professional development training, lesson plans, booklist, and resources specifically designed for educators and youth-serving professionals.
  • Every young person in the full range of their gender and sexual identity deserves to attend schools that are safe and inclusive. Educators can fight for their students by supporting #GSA clubs, calling their senators & voting for candidates who vow to protect all students. @edvotes 
  • To teach our students, we must first know our students; their victories, and their challenges. Educators can read this breakdown of the heartbreaking state of #MentalHealth for #LGBTQ youth from the @TrevorProject to arm themselves w/ information & understand this is more than a fight for equality– it is a fight for our student’s lives. 

In This Newsletter:

Thank you from the Convening planning team

2022 CA ELO Post-Convening Update & Materials

Thank you to all of our attendees, presenters, guest speakers, and planning team! We truly enjoyed our day with you and hope the #CAELOProgram convening provided you with an opportunity to connect and learn.

And if you weren’t able to make it – no problem! You can still access the materials! 

Convening Materials & Resources

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APR GPRA Changes/Final Implementation Guide/Dates
June 6, 2022

Please see the 21 Annual Performance Report (APR) Data Entry Window Open/Close Dates for the 2021–22 performance period:

SEA Set-Up Window

June 8, 2022–June 22, 2022


Data Entry Window 1:

Activities, Staffing, and Participation

June 29, 2022–October 7, 2022


Data Entry Window 2:

Outcomes and Certification

October 24, 2022–January 27, 2023


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21st Century-Revised Payment Schedule for FY 2021-22
June 6, 2022

Due to the delay in the release of the grant award notifications because of applying the rate increase from the California American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funding, the California Department of Education (CDE), Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) has had to revise our standard 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) payment schedule for fiscal year (FY) 2021-22.  


Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III Summer Grant Program Request for Applications (RFA)
June 9, 2022

CA Dept. of Education logoThis information is for current After School and Education Safety (ASES) and 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grantees.

The Expanded Learning Division is pleased to announce the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III Summer Grant Program Request for Applications (RFA). The RFA can be found on the California Department of Education Funding Opportunities web page at 

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Lessons in Adolescence Podcast

The latest episode of the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development’s podcast Lessons in Adolescence features a conversation with Joel Daniel Harris, Founder and “Executive Dreamer” of TomTod, a youth development nonprofit that offers afterschool, in-school programming, and summer learning opportunities for middle school aged youth. Explore how TomTod’s work is influenced by community and relationships, and focusing on what young adolescents are capable of in the present moment.

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Preparing Youth in Afterschool for the Workforce and Building Your Own Youth Worker Pipeline
Thursday, June 30, 2022; 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

When asked, older youth are most interested in acquiring the skills needed to get a job. Expanded Learning is well positioned to help older youth to acquire these skills. 

In this Speaker’s Forum webinar, Bill Fennessy, Program Specialist of Workforce Initiatives at the California AfterSchool Network (CAN) will be joined by Lupita Perez (CAN), Donny Faaliliu (ASAS-LA) and Erin Sipes (EGUSD). Together they will provide information on and examples of a series of workshops on employment skills for youth. They will also discuss how high school expanded learning programs can employ their older youth in elementary expanded learning programs, thereby creating a pipeline for program staff to address the worker shortage.

Register today!

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FREE – COVID Testing Kits

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Vaccinate All 58 (VA58) Campaign is offering free over the counter (OTC) test kits for community based, faith based and grassroots organizations.

Their goal is to increase the number of people who have access to OTC test kits, especially those who need them most, including those who are uninsured and/or unable to get test kits covered through insurance.


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