FASA Awards of Excellence 2019: Call for Nominations!


Awards of Excellence 2019

Call for Nominations!



The Florida Afterschool Alliance (FASA) established the Awards of Excellence in 2000 to honor Florida’s exemplary after school professionals.

Winners are recognized for their outstanding commitment to children and their remarkable contributions to the school age care profession at our annual state conference. The Awards of Excellence are bestowed to encourage professionalism and excellence in afterschool programs. 

Do you know someone that you feel is deserving of this honor?  Help us celebrate the Awards of Excellence 19th year anniversary by nominating an extraordinary supporter of the after school child care field for 2019! Nominations will be accepted through July 20, 2019

Front Line – Individual who works directly with children, provides supervision and guidance for children. Also does program planning, parent communication & community involvement. Examples: teachers, group leaders, assistants.

Supervisor – Individual who supervises/oversees the school-age program at one or more locations. Responsibilities may include program administration, implementation, evaluation, supervision, communication, relationship-building .

Administrator – Administrator who has embraced and supported the after-school program at their school or site, or in their district.

Volunteer – Individual or groups who have offered volunteer support .

Other – Nominee may be an individual, group or organization that fits a unique category and supports afterschool programs, please give complete details.



Please click on the link below and follow the directions

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Florida Afterschool Conference on Friday, September 27, 2019

Now Accepting Zero Robotics Applications

 Go Somewhere Different This Summer! 
Zero Robotics is Now Accepting 2019 Applications in Florida.

Zero Configuration and Zero Gravity = Infinite Fun Aboard the International Space Station!

Join Zero Robotics - a computer programming and coding competition that takes place inside the International Space Station! Led by MIT, you can apply today to run the five-week summer program at locations across Florida.  The competition starts online and ends live on the ISS where astronauts referee the final competition -in real time- running student-developed code on satellites called SPHERES!   We link you and your students directly into the Space Station for the finals!  

ZR is for students in Middle School (Rising 6th to 9th Grade). The 5-week summer program will run in Florida from July 8, 2019 to August 9th, and it teaches the basics of coding and space exploration.  We offer free training and free curriculum for educators.

Registration Form is Live! -  Form a team and start writing code for the International Space Station!  Teams will be accepted on a rolling basis, but this form must be completed no later than May 31st, 2019 - (Florida application only)

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