Afterschool Professionals Appreciation


Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is a joint effort of community partners, afterschool programs, youth and child development workers and individuals who have committed to declaring the last full week of April each year as a time to recognize and appreciate those who work with youth during out-of-school hours. Join us for celebrations and display your appreciation to thank afterschool professionals who make a difference in the lives of young people.

 The National Afterschool Association developed a toolkit to help you prepare for this important week in your community, whether you are a family who participates in afterschool programming or work in the field of child and youth development. Some resources available in the toolkit include: 

  • Ways to honor afterschool professionals 

  • Videos to share 

  • Sample social media posts for individuals or organizations 

  • Sample press releases 

For ways to show your support, please click here.

In acknowledgement of Afterschool Professionals Appreciation, the Staff and Board of Directors of FASA would like to extend our Appreciation to all Afterschool Professionals. 

We thank you for your hard work and dedication to the children and families that you serve.  


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)

Watch these National Geographic shorts to learn more about ZR:  (3 minutes) - Password:  gravity  (15 minutes) - Password:  gravity