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STEAM Newsletter

STEAM Newsletter – Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!
September 20, 2022

Woman in laboratory

It is Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15)! Representation is crucial to helping students feel like they belong. To help students see themselves with a future in STEM and to broaden their understanding of science history, Million Girls Moonshot has compiled a multitude of resources that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

CAN Newsletter

CAN Newsletter – Supporting our Youth in the New School Year
September 13, 2022

High school student teachers read a book to a preschool class.

Welcome to the new 2022-23 school year! We hope children youth, families, and educators all have a positive, engaging, fun year of learning and community-building. In this newsletter, we are happy to share professional development resources to support students in the new school year, an article on LGBTQ+ rights and resources to join us in supporting Orange Shirt Day

Health and Wellness Newsletter

Health & Wellness Newsletter – Preparing for a Healthy New School Year
August 24, 2022

Woman getting a vaccine at a doctor's office

Welcome to this month’s Health & Wellness Newsletter! The start of a new school year is a busy time for families, students and teachers. Parents are focused on gathering all of the essentials their kids will need for the first time at school or entering a new grade, teachers are busy preparing their classrooms for in-person instruction, and kids are excited to see their friends again! For all, it’s an important time to rejoin the activities that enrich their lives.

CAN Newsletter

CAN Newsletter – Heading Back to School!
August 9, 2022

High school students writing in library

Hello and welcome to the CAN Newsletter! For those who are new to the CAN Community, we would like to take an opportunity to introduce ourselves. The California AfterSchool Network’s mission is to provide the resources and support needed by the OST field and its partners across sectors to build high quality OST programs that improve the lives of California’s most vulnerable children, youth, families, and communities. CAN is “of the field and for the field,” is a catalyst of quality, a vehicle for advocacy, and a conduit for communications.

STEAM Newsletter

STEAM Newsletter – To The Moon, Back, and now…Beyond
July 19, 2022

A clay astronaut with a spaceship behind it

It was exactly 53 years ago astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin made history when they became the first human beings to set foot on the moon.  This month the Million Girls Moonshot and all of its parters commemorate that “giant leap for mankind” as it remains one of humanity’s greatest achievements. We look to the future, to the next generation of engineers and scientists. What will be their “giant leap”? And most importantly, how do we support young people on their journey in STEM?

CAN Newsletter

CAN Newsletter – Summer is Here!
July 12, 2022

Two kids at the beach, one of them in the water, the other doing a cartwheel

Happy Summer! For young people, summer can be full of outdoor play, camp experiences, trips, and vacations. However, for some youth and their families, especially those in underserved or under-resourced areas, summer might not include opportunities for those camp-like experiences or vacations.

STEAM Newsletter

STEAM Newsletter – Engineers and The Great Outdoors
June 28, 2022

Students on a hike outdoors

For the month of June, the Million Girls Moonshot and all of its partners celebrate the amazing work that women engineers around the world are doing to support lives and livelihoods every day. This month, we are highlighting resources that program providers and others can utilize to profile the best, brightest and bravest women in engineering, the inventors and innovators who dare to be part of the solution and are helping to build towards a brighter future!

Health and Wellness Newsletter

CAN Health & Wellness Newsletter – Improving Adolescent Mental Health
May 24, 2022

Black Scrabble pieces spelling out "Mental Health Matters"

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As we continue to live in the “new normal,” we have become aware of the unprecedented mental health crisis affecting our youth as well as adults. Use this month to learn about mental health and how to fight the stigma to help the ones in your community get the resources they deserve.

This month’s newsletter shares many resources on mental health: how to prioritize one’s mental health, resources for the classroom, and more. 

STEAM Newsletter

STEAM Newsletter: Inventors, Inventions, and Innovation!

Stephanie Porter in the lab

During the month of May, the Million Girls Moonshot and all of its partners celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month). Our country owes a lot of our success to many hardworking, innovative AAPI computer scientists, engineers, and other STEM professionals!

Help celebrate these amazing contributions by incorporating these resources surrounding invention and innovation into the classroom this month and beyond:

Health and Wellness Newsletter

CAN Health and Wellness Newsletter – Helping Mitigate Substance Misuse
April 26, 2022

boy in red polo and man in blue polo gardening

Welcome to our Health and Wellness newsletter! This month, we are getting ready to celebrate National Prevention Week starting on May 9th. While this awareness week comes once a year, developing strategies to support the youth in your community should be year-round. In this newsletter, we are sharing multiple resources not only to support the holistic health of the youth in our lives, but also to understand that teachers, administrators, site coordinators, and all other educators that support students should take care of themselves as well.

STEAM Newsletter

STEAM Newsletter – Celebrating Earth Day and Math Awareness Month!
April 19, 2022

Telephone pole with "Planet earth first" poster taped on it

This month the Million Girls Moonshot and all of its partners celebrate Earth Day, Math Awareness Month and Environmental Education Week! Now is the time for all of us — education, business, and civic leaders — to take action on climate in order to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods. To do this, we need to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers and problem solvers to design the solutions that will get us there. This Earth Day, let us act boldly, innovate broadly, and implement equitably.

CAN Newsletter

CAN Newsletter – Spring into Action!
April 13, 2022

Children and adult observing flowers in a garden.

It’s the season of new beginnings! Spring is the season during which the natural world revives and reinvigorates after the colder winter months. During spring, plants begin to grow again, new seedlings sprout out of the ground and hibernating animals awake. In education, it’s also the time of year when we Spring into Action and start preparing for the traditional academic school year to end and continue planning for summer learning experiences.

CAN Newsletter

CAN Newsletter – Celebrating Women’s History Month!
March 9, 2022

Women's History Month

Every year in March, we celebrate women, their achievements, and their tremendous contributions to our society. Women’s History month also includes International Women’s Day which is observed on March 8th across the world. Each year the National Women’s History Alliance chooses a theme for Women’s History Month and this year, the theme for 2022 is “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” Women educators across California, especially in our Expanded Learning and Out of School Time programs, have gone above and beyond to create inclusive enviro

Health and Wellness Newsletter

CAN Health & Wellness Newsletter – Celebrating School-Based Health Care Awareness Month!
February 22, 2022

two girls wearing masks looking at camera

Welcome to the second installment of CAN’s Health and Wellness newsletter of 2022! This February, we are celebrating School-Based Health Center Awareness Month! All children and adolescents deserve to thrive and grow into the young adults we know they can be. But too many struggle because they lack access to health care services. School-based health care is a fantastic solution, bringing health care to where students already spend the majority of their time: in school. When health and education come together, great things happen —and our youth are allowed to heal.