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Register Now for only $99!  CLICK HERE to see our full list of conference sessions. Contact Katie Lakey for Group Registration information.


Exploring STEM Municipal Conversations

Thanks to a grant from the National League of Cities (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education and Families, OregonASK is working with regional STEM Hubs to host discussions about the importance and impact of Science, Technology, image001Engineering, and Math (STEM) on our communities. Participants will discuss the STEM Strategic Plan, how local and state investments are making an impact on youth, families and industry, and what role we each play in supporting these efforts. Specifically, we will be focusing on informing community leaders about issues related to STEM learning afterschool and in the summer.

OregonASK is excited to be continuing our partnership with NLC as we increase awareness and share resources to help these communities find strategies for building a mutually beneficial system to support local economic vitality and informal STEM learning. CLICK HERE to read more about these upcoming events.


How Did You Support Youth This Summer?

On July 14th, National Summer Learning Day, Centro Cultural de Washington County welcomed White House Official, Alejandra Ceja to their program, highlighting the years of services they have provided and their new commitment to serving youth during the summer. Read the Full Story HERE.

Do you have someone or something you’d like us to highlight? Email us with details, pictures or links to local news stories.


OregonASK Receives National Grants to Support our STEM Work

OregonASK is pleased to have received another two year grant from STEM Next (formally the Noyce Foundation) to support our statewide STEM Systems work. This award will allow us to provide training and content directly to programs in several areas related to STEM, including Service Learning, Family Engagement and Program Quality. One of the projects will include a collaboration with the National Youth Leadership Council to provide training to middle school programs on implementing connected STEM and Service Learning content.  If you are interested in being a part of our 10 program middle school cohort, please contact Katie Lakey. 


Excellence In Expanded Learning Award!

0519161307aPlease join us in honoring our June recipient Terri Fackrell!

Terri most recently served as the Community Recreation Department Manager for Willamalane Park and Recreation District in Springfield, OR. Terri has almost 20 years of experience working with Park and Recreation departments around Oregon, serving at Willamalane since 2008.

Terri is not only dedicated to helping engage youth and families in her community through the great outdoors, she has also been a long time partner of OregonASK Expanded Learning Partnership. Terri has represented the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association on the Partner committee for 10 years!! We know it is easy to get caught up in the continuous ‘fires’ that arise from everyday programming, but we would like to recognize Terri for her commitment to the Network and the field of afterschool as a whole – Thank You Terri!


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