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  • Y is STEM Still White? SLECOP Webinar (12/1)

    December 1, 2020 | 12:00 PM
    Join Ecosystems leaders for a frank conversation on Racial Equity and STEM. Nichole Pinkard, from Northwestern University, and Reginald McGregor, of Rolls Royce will be joining the SLECOP to push us to think about the ways that we can interrogate systems in education. Our panelists will provide insight from their sector perspectives, as well as, challenge us to look at our role in our ecosystem as it looks at addressing challenges around equity and inclusion. Ecosystem Leaders from Chicago, Indiana, and Pittsburgh will also participate to share how ecosystems, every ecosystem can push the racial equity conversation.
    Presenters:

    • Reginald McGregor, Engineering Employee Development & STEM Outreach NA Engineering Operations Management, Defense Sector, Rolls-Royce Corporation, Indiana STEM Ecosystem
    • Nichole Pinkard, Computer Scientist, Northwestern University
    • Natasha Smith-Walker, Executive Director, Project Exploration, Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative
    • LaTrenda Sherrill, Remake Learning, Pittsburgh Regional STEM Ecosystem

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  • Success with Sustainability (12/4)

    December 4, 2020| 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST
    Sustainability is more than raising money, and a truly sustainable afterschool program has an array of community supporters and partners. Join IAN for a panel discussion with 21st CCLC programs from around the state that have experienced success with sustainability utilizing school and corporate partnerships, resource development, grant writing and advocacy. The Fund Raising School from the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy will also be on the panel to provide insights about fund raising for small nonprofits.

    Panelists
    • Derek McKillop - 21st Century Grant Manager, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
    • Rubin Nieto II - Elkhart Area Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County
    • Desiree Frederick - Program Director, Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County
    • Allison Luthe - Executive Director, MLK Center, Indianapolis
    • Sara Beanblossom - Director of Communications and Advocacy, Indiana Afterschool Network
    • Bill Stanczykiewicz, Director of the Fund Raising School, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

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  • Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First, Self-Care for Afterschool Professionals: A Conversation with Dr. Jamie Freeny – Part 1 (12/8)

    December 8, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST
    Save the date for “Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First: Self-Care for Afterschool Professionals - a live conversation with Dr. Jamie Freeny, Director of the Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston.

    Today's world brings a host of exhausting challenges that necessitate extra attention to the health and well-being of our field's professionals. Join to hear recommendations on preventing burnout and compassion fatigue, along with strategies and practices to ensure that those who work in service of others are also taking care of themselves.

    This event is presented by NAA and MHA Houston in partnership with the Indiana Afterschool Network.

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  • Virtual Engineering Design Challenges Webinar: Session 3 (12/10)

    December 10, 2020 | 3:00 PM EST
    In the final webinar of the series with Technovation, participants will make a plan to help your students deal with hard parts like persisting through failure and encouraging creativity. You’ll reflect and revisit tools introduced earlier to look at them differently. And you'll accomplish this all while making a water collection system in a design challenge you can use with your students.

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  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis – Virtual College Experience Series

    Nov 23, 2020 06:00 PM
    Nov 30, 2020 06:00 PM
    Dec 7, 2020 06:00 PM
    Dec 14, 2020 06:00 PM

    The goal of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Youth Empowerment Program is to engage young people as changemakers within their communities through high-quality, outcome-based positive youth development programs and services for middle and high school students.

    They strive to engage young people through community-based education, mentoring, and employment readiness to help them develop skills and strengthen ties to the community.

    Questions? Contact the Youth Empowerment YMCA Office at [email protected] or 317.344.9377

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  • UWCI – Understanding the Roots of Racism: Financial Success (12/16)

    December 16, 2020 | 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM EST
    In America, we are often told that wealth and financial success are achievable through education, hard work, and personal responsibility. But for Black Americans, racist lending, housing and hiring practices embedded in laws, systems and structures have made the wealth gap nearly impossible to close. Learn more from our panel of financial experts, community leaders and educators about the significant wealth disparities between Black and white families and how we can take bold action toward preventing that gap from expanding – and the steps necessary to work toward closing it – so that every person in our community can find the financial security and success to achieve their full potential.

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  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis – Virtual Entrepreneurship Experience Series

    Dec 2, 2020 07:00 PM
    Dec 9, 2020 07:00 PM
    Dec 16, 2020 07:00 PM

    The goal of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Youth Empowerment Program is to engage young people as changemakers within their communities through high-quality, outcome-based positive youth development programs and services for middle and high school students.

    They strive to engage young people through community-based education, mentoring, and employment readiness to help them develop skills and strengthen ties to the community.

    Questions? Contact the Youth Empowerment YMCA Office at [email protected] or 317.344.9377

    Register Here

  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis – Virtual Career Exposure Series

    Nov 25, 2020 05:00 PM
    Dec 2, 2020 05:00 PM
    Dec 9, 2020 05:00 PM
    Dec 16, 2020 05:00 PM

    The goal of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Youth Empowerment Program is to engage young people as changemakers within their communities through high-quality, outcome-based positive youth development programs and services for middle and high school students.

    They strive to engage young people through community-based education, mentoring, and employment readiness to help them develop skills and strengthen ties to the community.

    Questions? Contact the Youth Empowerment YMCA Office at [email protected] or 317.344.9377

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  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis – Empower Me: Life Skills 101

    Dec 3, 2020 05:00 PM
    Dec 10, 2020 05:00 PM
    Dec 17, 2020 05:00 PM

    The goal of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Youth Empowerment Program is to engage young people as changemakers within their communities through high-quality, outcome-based positive youth development programs and services for middle and high school students.

    They strive to engage young people through community-based education, mentoring, and employment readiness to help them develop skills and strengthen ties to the community.

    Questions? Contact the Youth Empowerment YMCA Office at [email protected] or 317.344.9377

    Register Here

  • 2021 IN Summit on Out-of-School Learning: Request for Presentations (12/31)

    Deadline: December 31, 2020
    In the spring of 2021, the Indiana Afterschool Network will be virtually hosting its 10th annual Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning – Indiana's premier conference designed specifically for out-of-school time providers. Are you interested in sharing your knowledge of the field? Our call for presenters is now open! There will be opportunities to present in both live and pre-recorded sessions.

    Submit Your Proposal Here

  • Indiana STEM Education Conference (1/14)

    January 14, 2021 | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    The sixth-annual Indiana STEM Education Conference will be held VIRTUALLY on Thursday, January 14, 2021. The Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM (CATALYST) and the Purdue University College of Education are proud sponsors of the conference.

    The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.

    The goal of the Indiana STEM Education Conference is to support K-12 STEM learning opportunities by sharing effective practices on teaching and learning. This year the theme is “STEM Education meets a Global Challenge.” Since many teachers and schools are working hard to provide STEM instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be conference sessions that will focus on providing instruction virtually and in social-distancing situations.

    There will be three session strands to strategically address STEM education: STEM Instructional Strategies, STEM Curriculum, and STEM Career Exposure. A fourth strand, STEM Education Research, will provide an opportunity for research poster sessions. Because many teachers and schools are facing challenges with instruction related to the pandemic, we encourage presenters to submit proposals related to virtual learning and social-distancing, as well as those which do not.

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  • 2021 ACA National Conference (2/2-2/5)

    February 2, 2021 - February 5, 2021
    Attend the 2021 ACA National Conference in New Orleans! Four-plus packed days of quality education, social and issues-based networking, professional trade-show access and special events are designed to boost your professional development.

    More Info Here

  • Beyond School Hours (2/17 – 2/19)

    February 17, 2021 | February 19, 2021
    Join Foundations, Inc. in February for Beyond School Hours. This popular education conference is going virtual! Attracting a diverse audience of thousands, from frontline staff and school leaders to philanthropic organizations and the U.S. Department of Education, the Beyond School Hours conference focuses on hands-on, interactive workshops on the topics that matter the most right now.

    In this unique year, the conference theme is RESILIENCE - with a special focus on preparing children for success, program fundamentals, supporting the support system, and youth engagement.

    This year’s virtual conference provides a unique opportunity to extend the learning experience for a full year! After three intensive days of live workshops, the learning will continue with weekly follow-up webinars to help educators across the country keep up with the most current resources and strategies for adapting to our ever-evolving educational landscape.

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  • 3rd Annual Educating the Whole Child Summit (2/24)

    February 24, 2021
    Indiana’s Educating the Whole Child Summit will help share learnings and progress from across Indiana on how districts and their community partners are building the capacity to address the development of the whole child (social, emotional, physical, and cognitive) within existing school frameworks and improvement plans.

    More Info Here

  • 32nd Annual National Service Learning Conference (4/14-4/15)

    April 14 - April 15, 2021
    The National Youth Leadership Council is honored to host the 2021 National Service-Learning Conference, now in its 32nd year. Topics range from social-emotional learning and civic education to youth leadership and international service-learning. Whether you are new to service-learning or an experienced practitioner, this conference has something for you.

    Each year, the Conference prides itself on student participation at every level. Students generally make up nearly half of conference attendees and can be found on the plenary stage, facilitating workshop sessions, showcasing their projects, leading service, or networking with peers. Formatted to address your needs, this year's Conference will be entirely virtual and feature both live and on-demand sessions.

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  • 2021 Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning (4/20 – 4/22)

    April 20 - April 22, 2021
    2020 has been defined by its challenges - a global health crisis, social injustice and unrest, and prolonged isolation from one another. As a result, we've all had to shift the way we work, the way we connect, and even the way we think.

    Now it's up to us to decide how we want to move forward.

    In the spring of 2021, the Indiana Afterschool Network will host its 10th annual Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning – Indiana's premier conference designed specifically for out-of-school time providers. This year's Summit will be a virtual event. The Summit brings together youth programs, schools, and community partners to connect, explore new ideas, access valuable resources, and transform learning beyond the school day for Indiana's youth. Together, we can navigate this period of uncertainty and take time to recharge, reconnect, and – most importantly – take action.

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