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Join Us in filming NJSACC’s own PINK GLOVE DANCE !

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

A World Without Breast Cancer Is In Our Hands, Be part of  NJSACC’s Pink Glove Dance

NJSACC will be filming our own  PINK GLOVE DANCE to show that New Jersey  afterschool professionals support Breast Cancer Awareness.

A World Without Breast Cancer is in Our Hands.

On a personal note, I am the Executive Director of NJSACC and a 2 year Breast Cancer Survivor.

I realize that the media are bombarding us all with Pink Ribbons.
In years past I donated my money and wore the pink ribbon, never suspecting that the disease would touch my life. It did.

Breast Cancer affects 1 in 3 women. It can touch your mothers, sisters, daughters, staff, the children in your program and yourselves.

It is because of the support from my healthcare providers, family, friends, staff and the afterschool professionals of New Jersey I am present here today.

I first viewed the Pink Glove Dance shortly after my first surgery. It made me laugh and cry at the same time.

NJSACC will be handing out the PINK GLOVES for the making of our own PINK GLOVE DANCE, on November 18th, after the last workshop at our conference. We plan on entering this video in the national Pink Glove Dance Competition.

Let us know if you are attending the NJSACC Conference and you can be part of the NJSACC PINK GLOVE DANCE video.

Pink Glove Dance

Original Pink Glove Dance

Original Pink Glove Dance

Two years ago, when Medline produced the original Pink Glove Dance video to raise breast cancer awareness, little did they  know that it would take on a life of its own. The video has since generated more 13 million views on YouTube and inspired countless Pink Glove Dance videos and events around the world.

Pink Glove Dance Sequel

Pink Glove Dance Sequel

The response to the original video from the healthcare community, survivors and family members of survivors was overwhelming and heartwarming. As a result, last year a sequel was created featuring more than 4,000 healthcare workers and breast cancer survivors from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge to New York’s Times Square.





SAVE THE DATE! At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program SUMMIT

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Please save the date and plan to join us on Friday, September 16th, from 8:30-11:30am for an At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program SUMMIT.

If you work with an afterschool program in an at-risk area and you’d like to be able to provide full meals for the youth, this is for you.

The At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program is a federal child nutrition program that’s new to New Jersey. If your afterschool program is eligible, you can get reimbursement from the federal government for providing full meals to your youth.

At this summit, we will learn more about the program, have ample time for Q&A, and work together to find solutions to some common barriers so that more afterschool programs can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

We have not yet finalized a location, but we are aiming to hold the summit in New Brunswick. Please save the date today!


If you have any questions or comments, you can reach Elizabeth at or 908-789-0259 x6.

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 NJSACC: The Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities


An Open Invitation -please pass along!

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

NJSACC is proud to host an information meeting for the National Girls Collaborative Project, a program focused on providing high quality STEM activities to girls.

Please feel free to forward broadly.

The vision of the National Girls Collaborative Project is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).The NGCP began in 2002 as the Northwest Girls Collaborative Project through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2004, NSF awarded additional funding to replicate the NGCP model. To date, 19 Collaboratives, serving 30 states, have been established as a part of the NGCP, facilitating collaboration between more than 8,800 organizations and indirectly serving more than 5.03 million girls.

The National Girls Collaborative Project maximizes access to shared resources and disseminates research-based promising practices that advance the work of existing and evolving girl-serving projects. The goals are to:

  • Strengthen the capacity of girl-serving STEM programs to effectively reach and serve underrepresented girls in STEM by sharing promising practice research and program models, outcomes, and products.
  • Increase the effectiveness of Collaboratives by providing professional development focused on sustainability, organizational effectiveness, and shared leadership to more effectively deliver services to girl-serving STEM organizations.
  • Maximize K-12 school counselors access to and use of relevant, high-quality resources that increase awareness of barriers to girls interest and engagement in STEM.

The National Girls Collaborative Project has received funding from the National Science Foundation to extend our work through 2016 and to reach additional states identified as high priority areas.
We are pleased to announce that the New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition (NJSACC) will be implementing this project.

We invite program managers, guidance counselors, business partners, technical professionals, teachers, and representatives from professional organizations and higher education to join us at an informational meeting announcing the implementation of the Garden State Girls STEM Collaborative Project. This five year initiative will provide mini-grants, professional development, and other resources to project participants.

The meeting will be held on August 18th, 2011 from 3:00 PM -5:00 PM at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Ave in Westfield, NJ 07090.

Please register using the link:

Please contact for additional information:

Mike MacEwan, Director for 21st CCLC and STEM Initiatives @

Please feel free to contact Amy Foster, National Program Manager (, if you have questions about the National Girls Collaborative go to:


99 Ways to Make Your After-school Program Even Healthier

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Webinar: 99 Ways to Make Your Afterschool Program Even Healthier

NJSACC is a member of the Northeast Networks Group is a collaboration of eight northeast-based Statewide Afterschool Networks. Each month one of the member Networks hosts a webinar.

The June webinar is hosted by NJSACC.

June 21, 12pm (1 hour)


99 Ways to Make Your After-school Program Even Healthier

Confused by all of the nutrition and physical activity information out there? Not sure what you can do with a limited budget? Looking for ideas that would appeal to youth from different cultures?

Join us for a presentation that highlights the work of CANFIT, a national non-profit that has been working since 1993 to build the nutrition and physical activity capacity of community based organizations that work with low-income youth of color. Learn how to access national after school nutrition and physical activity guidelines, and have your specific questions addressed. We guarantee that youll come away from this webinar with at least 3 ideas that you can immediately implement at your after school program.

Presenter: Arnell Hinkle, Executive Director

Arnell Hinkle is the founding Executive Director of CANFIT. Arnells efforts to produce culturally appropriate nutrition and physical activity education training resources emphasizing youth leadership are nationally recognized, and she has provided consultation to numerous private, state and national agencies including the 100 Black Men of America, Inc., South Dakota Lakota Sioux Diabetes Education Project, the Region 10, U.S. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In the course of providing training and consultation to CANFIT grantees, Arnell has experience working directly with residents of over 80 African-American, Latino, Southeast Asian, Filipino, and American Indian, low income communities throughout California. In addition to her work in the United States, she has also been involved in international development projects in India, Ecuador and Scotland.

Prior to her work at CANFIT, Arnell was Project Coordinator of the Hunger and Chronic Disease Prevention Program of the Contra Costa County Health Services Department, a professional chef, and organic farmer. Arnell has a BA degree in Geology from Princeton University, and both a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics and a Master in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Health Education Specialist.

In 2010, Arnell worked with the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs in Wellington, New Zealand in the prestigious Ian Axford Public Policy Fellowship Program.


Only A Few Spots Remain Register Today !

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Best Practice In Afterschool Showcase-sponsored by NJs Department of Education


A Statewide Afterschool Showcase:
Soaring Beyond Expectations: A Statewide Afterschool Showcase

Only A Few Spots Remain Register Today !
We will be filled to capacity very soon.
Registration closes at Midnight on Sunday, May 15th or when we reach capacity, which will be very soon.
If you are not registered and your name does not appear on NJSACC’s roster , you will be turned away.
If you have registered successfully you will have received an email confirmation to address you provided.
If there any questions contact Jessica Heiberg, Director of Program Services @ 908-789-0259.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

5.5 hours of Professional Development earned


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 Jerseys 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 youths 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

9 am 3 pm



8:00 a.m. 8:45 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Susan B. Martz, Director
Office of Student Support Services
New Jersey Department of Education

9:15 a.m. 9:45am

General Session: Promising Practices in Out-of-School Time Programs

Neil Naftgzer, Senior Research Associate
Afterschool Programming
Learning Point Associates, Chicago, Illinois

10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Workshop Session 1

  1. Staff Development Methods to Promote Personal and Professional Growth
  2. Building Healthy Living for Teens Through nutrition and Fitness
  3. STEM Integration in Out-of School Time (OST) Programs

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Workshop Session 2

  1. Developing 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Staff into Action Researchers
  2. Improving the Quality of Afterschool Programs: A Practical Guide to Evaluation
  3. Bridging the School-Day with Afterschool Programming

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Networking

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Workshop Session 3

  1. To the Beat: Getting Students Excited about Dance and Stage Performance
  2. Learn.Do.Earn. The Hiring Game
  3. Staff Development Methods to Promote Personal and Professional Growth

Evaluations and Certificates will be offered at the conclusion of the final sessions.

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

Directions Click Here

$25 [includes breakfast and lunch]


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.