CAN Newsletter – How to Locate Summer Meals for Kids
School is out, and summer is here! The California Department of Education has created the CA Meals for Kids mobile application that helps you find nearby California Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs Sites through your iOS, Android, or Microsoft devices. The app let’s you find sites in California by physical location, custom map, county, city, zip code and partial site name!
Get informed and check out a list of valuable resources related to Summer Meals on the CDE webpage today.
Where are we now?
Promising news: Both the Assembly and Senate recommend significantly increased funding for after school programs. Your efforts have been seen and our collective voice has been heard. The Senate proposes a $100 million increase from Proposition 98 funding, and the Assembly proposes an $80.5 million increase from Proposition 64 funding. The Assembly and Senate will need to reach a compromise in the Budget Conference Committee and negotiations with Leadership and the Governor.
Child Trends has released, How to Implement Trauma-informed Care to Build Resilience to Childhood Trauma, which informs educators on implementing trauma-informed care to support youth exposed to trauma. The brief reviews how children react to trauma based on their age, offers different conceptualizations of resilience against trauma, and lays out steps that individuals who care for childr
Youth say they are most engaged when they are given opportunities to learn new skills. The Learning in Afterschool & Summer Project has released an article, Afterschool Learning That Supports Mastery, which highlights learning styles that support mastery. The article provides afterschool learning activities educators can implement to promote new skill development and mastery.
Application Extended: California Expanded Learning Communication Systems Work Group
Deadline Extended to Friday, June 14, 2019
The California Expanded Learning Communication Systems Work Group is now recruiting members!
The Youth Development Support Services at Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) is hosting their annual Get Ready Summit on August 13 -14, 2019 where over 200 Expanded Learning educators attend the event to better prepare for the school year ahead. The event is a training opportunity that provides space to participate and engage in a blend of workshops intended to enhance student engagement, health & wellness practices, a
It is important for Afterschool Professionals to have access to high-quality professional development opportunities and a network that supports their work with youth. The CalSAC Trainer Network offers a unique learning opportunity to deepen your facilitation skills and connect with a statewide community of other passionate, out-of-school time professionals.
SheHeroes empowers young girls ages 10 – 14 of all backgrounds to dream big, explore their interests and passionately pursue non-traditional careers. This online platform offers free resources designed to build interest and motivate youth to persue STEM careers through video profiles of women in STEM careers who have achieved success while overcoming obstacles.