Archive for April, 2011

A Statewide Afterschool Showcase

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Soaring Beyond Expectations: A Statewide Afterschool Showcase

SAVE THE DATE:
 May 19, 2011

Purpose:

This Afterschool Showcase was  created to highlight best practice methods utilized by New Jersey 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Programs. This program is in partnership with NJ Department of Education and   NJSACC, New Jersey’s  Statewide afterschool network.

Workshops will cover a variety of areas that relate to program quality such as, linking to the school day, designing engaging activities, developing effective partnerships and collaborations, and effective evaluation practices. 

This Afterschool Showcase is open statewide to all school districts, faith based agencies, community based agencies and others interested in utilizing afterschool, before school or summer school as a strategy to improve youth’s knowledge and skills and engage them in meaningful learning opportunities.

Who should attend:
*school personnel
* afterschool directors
* teachers
* youth workers
*and others interested in starting or enhancing an existing afterschool, before school or summer program

 Time:
 9 am – 3 pm

Location:
Robert Wood Johnson, Center for Health and Wellness, Mercerville, NJ

Cost:
$25 [includes breakfast and lunch]

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

This project was funded in its entirety with federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by No Child Left Behind, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.

NJ After 3 Invites You To

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Join NJ After 3  for their fifth annual Promising Practices Showcase and Award Reception!
Policy makers, educators, and nonprofit leaders from across the state will gather to celebrate the best Afterschool Practices in New Jersey!
 Participants will have the unique opportunity to learn about promising afterschool practices through our interactive workshops, hear innovative ideas on afterschool programming from our slate of panelists, and interact with key stakeholders focused on the importance of expanding student learning time. Honoring Afterschool Champion:Assemblyman Louis Greenwald

  Honoring Corporate Afterschool Champion:

   Bank of America

  Featuring Entertainment from:

 Talented New Jersey After 3 Students     

  Tentative Schedule:

 2:30pm – 5:30pm Workshops and Panel Discussion 

5:30pm – 7:00pm Reception and Award Reception

 Where:
T
renton Marriott
1 West Lafayette Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

When:
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

REGISTER NOW: www.njafter3.org

 

Let’s Move: Today is the Day!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Let’s Move: Today is  National Walk @ Lunch Day
April 27th, 2011

Between work and other commitments, it can be hard to find time to exercise.
That’s why the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) supports the National Walk @ Lunch Day sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.
Last year, tens of thousands of walkers participated at work sites across the country. This year the hope is  to encourage even more participants to join us.

Walking is one of the simplest, safest, and most effective ways to get the regular exercise we all need. According to the American Dietetic Association, more than 70 percent of office workers eat at their desks between two and three times per week. This may mean that while you are reading this, you are also sending some emails and munching on your sandwich.

Through initiatives like Let’s Move! and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCFSN) Americans are encouraged to adopt healthy lifestyles that include regular physical activity and good nutrition.

This Administration is committed to preventive care.
Walking regularly can help keep you healthy and prevent chronic disease. The PCFSN recommends a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day at least five days a week.

So lace up your walking shoes and grab your friends and coworkers.
Join us for the Fifth Annual National Walk @ Lunch Day.
Every step you take will improve your health.

National Walk @ Lunch Day

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Between work and other commitments, it can be hard to find time to exercise.
That’s why the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) supports the National Walk @ Lunch Day sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. Last year, tens of thousands of walkers participated at work sites across the country. This year we hope to encourage even more participants to join us.
Walking is one of the simplest, safest, and most effective ways to get the regular exercise we all need. According to the American Dietetic Association, more than 70 percent of office workers eat at their desks between two and three times per week. This may mean that while you are reading this, you are also sending some emails and munching on your sandwich.

Through initiatives like Let’s Move! and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCFSN) Americans are encouraged to adopt healthy lifestyles that include regular physical activity and good nutrition.

This Administration is committed to preventive care.  Walking regularly can help keep you healthy and prevent chronic disease. The PCFSN recommends a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day at least five days a week.
Here in DC, the walk will begin at 12:00pm at the Department of Health and Human Services. Join me and other Administration officials as we take time to make exercise a priority.
So lace up your walking shoes and grab your friends and coworkers. Join us for the Fifth Annual National Walk @ Lunch Day. Every step you take will improve your health. Don’t worry, you can bring your blackberry

6 Trainings Coming Up! Register Now!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

May 4: Quality Programming helps Promote Positive Behavior

May 6: 21st Century Afterschool Science Project

May 14: Celebrate What’s Right with the World

May 18: Games, Games, Games!

May 24: Train the Trainer

May 25: Programming for Tweens