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!
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.
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 is a great event for providers to exhibit or attend for an informative and fun-filled event!