Director of Pennsylvania Afterschool Network Updates Coalition on Smart STEM Initiative

Earlier this week, the Coalition’s Policy Forum received an update from Laura Saccente, Director, Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network, on the status of the early implementation of the $30 million PAsmart STEM Initiative.  PAsmart will address local and regional needs connected to state-level priorities through a simple, onestop state funding source that invests in state, regional, and community partnerships and group models, with additional funds set aside for smaller-scale efforts. Funding can be used for a variety of locally prioritized efforts, including professional development and training, creating new programs, scaling or enhancing existing efforts, and improving coordination between education and workforce systems.

The update was recorded and can be viewed below!