Call for Programs: AfterZone Summer Scholars, 2014

PASA is currently seeking interested Community-based program providers to provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming as part of collaborative summer educator teams, defined by a partnership of informal and formal educators.

These educator teams will lead cohorts of 28 middle school youth through their four-week AfterZone Summer Scholars Camp experience, serving a total of 550 youth. The goal of the AfterZone Summer Scholars is to provide hands-on learning experiences that are guided by youth, grounded in real world experiences, and supported by high quality instructional practice.

Community-based program providers interested in participating in the AfterZone Summer Scholars Camp are invited to submit the proposal to PASA by close of business on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013.
To access the program proposal or for more information on the specific eligibility and grant requirements visit the Run a Program section of this site. Interested partners are also invited to participate in an upcoming Technical Assistance session with a PASA staff member.
The technical assistance session is scheduled for Thursday, December 12th, 2013 from 3pm to 4:30pm at the PASA office.

Organizations whose proposals are selected to lead a cohort of youth for the Summer AfterZone Scholars Camp will receive a grant for up to $5,000 in total. Grants will be allocated to fund the following program elements:
1. Up to $2,600 to cover any materials or incidentals needed to create a high quality Summer Scholars experience, to be shared with the other members in their STEM Educator team for both field and school site days.
2. Up to $2,400 to cover staffing.* Estimated staffing time up to 82 hours in total: 34 hours for pre-program planning and trainings, 46 hours for programming and common planning time.
*Note on staff training hours: Organizations that are funded for multiple programs with one distinct instructor will receive funding for one set of pre-program training hours. PASA will provide two grant payments to the grantee for the agreed upon budget amount. 
We look forward to receiving your proposals! Thank you for your ongoing support for Providence’s youth.


Funding for AfterZone Summer Scholars Camp comes from a combination of private and federal sources and therefore is subject to the reporting and audit requirements set forth by OMB Circular A-133. All staff members working in Providence Public Schools are now required to obtain an FBI background check. These FBI background checks can be acquired free-of charge at the Providence City and Rhode Island State Police Departments with an appointment.

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