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Advocacy and Communications Toolkit

This Toolkit for afterschool and out-of-school time youth development programs contains tips, strategies, samples and more, to advocate and communicate with legislators and involve news media and social media to promote your case for out-of-school time programs and funding.

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Drowning Prevention Safety Tips

Among preventable injuries, drowning is the leading cause of death for children 1-4 years old, who are more likely to down in a pool. Children drown swiftly and silently. There is no splash or cry for help. Supervision is the key to prevent drowning.

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Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Toolkit

This toolkit provides answers to common questions about bullying and directs readers to local and national resources. It includes assets for parents, educators and professionals serving children, youth and families. There are six practice-based publications companion directed at diverse education audiences that reinforce awareness and the integration of best practices in bullying prevention, including: Bullying Prevention in Out-of-School and Afterschool Settings; Bullying Prevention in Urban Schools: Strategies for Success; Peer Abuse in Schools: Why It Matters and What Schools Can Do; Preventing Aggression and Bullying in Early Childhood; What Every Parent Should Know About Bullying; and What Every School Administrator Should Know About Bullying.

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What Parents Should Know About STEM Afterschool Programs in Pennsylvania

As early as 12 or 13, youth are faced with big choices about which subjects to take on to achieve certain skill sets. Choosing to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects will ensure students keep their career options open. STEM learning is occurring in schools and afterschool programs across Pennsylvania and inspiring the next generation of scientists, mathematicians and engineers. But even if they don’t work in one of these fields, strong STEM skills are critical to well-rounded education.

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