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PSAYDN coordinator Caroline Allen received the Pennsylvania Child Advocacy Award at the Pennsylvania PTA Convention on April 5, 2014. This award is presented selectively by the Pennsylvania Congress of Parents and Teachers only to those Pennsylvania PTA Honorary Life Members who have shown continued concern and advocacy for children and youth in the Commonwealth. Debbie Dunstone, Pennsylvania PTA President stated, “By presenting this award, PTA members acknowledge and recognize your outstanding activities as a child advocate and your exemplary service to public education.”
Summer Food webinar
Many Pennsylvania children who receive free and reduced meals during the school year find themselves without a constant source of healthy food during the summer months, especially in rural areas. To combat the issue of summer hunger, the USDA has implemented summer meal reimbursement programs. As an afterschool program, you can help fight hunger in your community. For more information on how to apply to take part in a summer food program, register for PDE and PSAYDN’s Summer Food webinar. Register
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) represents a broad category that includes critical activities and outcomes for OST staff and students. Quality STEM programming can enhance students’ academic achievement, skill development, career access and life-long STEM literacy.