The conferences on this page have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) program officer. Before registering for and attending any of these conferences, you must seek approval from PDE.


2022 Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC Summer Symposium

Tuesday, July 19 – Thursday, July 21, 2022 | Virtual

The U.S. Department of Education Summer Symposium features successful strategies that State educational agencies (SEAs) and their grantees can use to implement and manage all components of a 21st CCLC program. Attendees will hear from nationally recognized speakers during plenary sessions and work closely with education experts and peers during interactive workshops. SEAs and grantees will gain valuable perspectives on afterschool issues and receive important updates about the 21st CCLC program.

This year’s theme is “Strong You, Strong Me, Strong Community.” Ideas for building on individual and collective strengths are woven throughout each of the following eight symposium strands: Championing Equity and Justice, College and Career Reimagined, Fast Track to Learning: Engaging the Whole Child, Great Leaders Track: Management, Leadership, and Sustainability, Innovative Community and Family Connections, Student Stories: Youth Discuss Program Impacts, Taking Charge of Health: Strategies to Promote Wellness and Virtual Teaching and Learning: Strategies That Work.

Use the 21st CCLC Summer Symposium Website to register now!


2022 PA EMPOWER Out-of-School Time Conference

Wednesday, November 30 – Friday, December 2, 2022 | Lancaster Marriott | Lancaster, Pennsylvania

EMPOWER 2022 will offer professional development focused on out-of-school time (OST) programming. Pennsylvania and national experts will present the latest research and trends in OST programming, STEAM, barriers to entry for marginalized groups, advocacy, mental health and much more. *For Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC grantees, pre-approval from your program officer is required to attend.

Check back for registration information!