APOST’s event calendar is the clearinghouse for all OST events in Allegheny County and beyond! If it’s happening in Western Pennsylvania, you will find it listed here. From workshops to conferences to community events and professional development, the APOST Calendar is your one stop for everything after school. Check out upcoming events on our calendar.
APOST hosts and sponsors four major events each year: Our Bi-Annual Conferences for Out-of-School Time (Fall and Summer), Lights on After School, and Everything After School. See below for more information about APOST’s annual events and refer to the events calendar for scheduling information.
APOST Conferences for Out-of-School Time
Sponsored by APOST & Trying Together
APOST’s Fall and Summer Conferences for Out-of-School Time are professional development conferences that share best practices in youth development. APOST conferences are open to youth practitioners who want to increase their skills in working with youth in out-of-school time programs, mentoring relationships, or in summer camps.The conferences feature a keynote speaker, a nationally recognized leader in education and youth engagement, along with a variety of workshops on topics like social media training, volunteer management, adaptive leadership, and more!APOST Conference Event Archive
Click the links below to view past event schedules, workshop descriptions, and resources.
Lights on Afterschool Presented by Bayer Healthcare
Lights on Afterschool, presented by Bayer Healthcare, is a national event across a number of communities that celebrate and advocate for afterschool, before-school, weekend or summer programs. Out-of-School time programs provides children and youth opportunities to connect with supportive adults, grow positively with peers and learn to give back to the community. Youth who participate in OST programs make positive contributions back to the community by planting community gardens, organizing clean-ups, raising funds for a charity and have lead changes in their schools. In addition, youth in OST have made significant improvements behaviorally and academically as well as demonstrated gains in standardize test scores. In Allegheny County there are 188,023 youth between the ages of 5-17 eligible to participate in afterschool or expanded learning opportunities.
Thank you to everyone who participated and attended this year’s Lights on Afterschool celebrations all over our region! Over 2,000 youth, community members and local representatives from our area participated this year and helped us turn the Lights on Afterschool in Allegheny County! Please be sure to head over to our Facebook and Twitter accounts to see a recap and photos of the day’s events that took place across 35 different afterschool program sites in the city and beyond! #LightsonAfterschool
Click here to see more photos from Lights on Afterschool 2018!
Everything Afterschool is a unique networking event and an opportunity for providers to learn about all of the wonderful enrichment providers available to enhance programming. This year’s event was in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development, and SW Regional Key and held on Tuesday November 13th at Rodef Shalom Congregation (4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213). The resource fair will took place from 10:30 am -12:30 pm. This is a great event for providers to exhibit or attend for an informative and fun-filled event!
Please stay tuned for details about Everything Afterschool 2019, coming soon!