Registration for the last quarterly meeting of 2023 is now open!
The theme is Integrate AI. Artificial Intelligence or AI, is being explored by many, including our youth. November’s quarterly meeting will be centered around AI and empowering educators to discover the transformative potential of AI in education. This meeting will be led by Eduscape, a social innovation company built by educators for educators who want to enhance student interaction with content material by empowering educational communities to ethically, strategically, and impactfully integrate AI.

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Time: 9a-11a central standard time
Where: Zoom (Click below to register

If you have questions regarding this topic that you’d like to submit, please send them to
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Did you know that October 26th is Lights On Afterschool day? Lights on Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year.

Let’s celebrate together! You can hold an event, advocate, hold a social media campaign, talk with your community, or simply post flyers around. Whatever you decide to do, we applaud your efforts in supporting afterschool!

Register your event with Afterschool Alliance today and receive a free event starter kit.
September is Self-Care Awareness month! Reference this calendar for ideas on how you can practice self-care this month!

CASE for Kids has released their professional development calendar for the Fall 2023 semester! 

Click here to view and register for any of their upcoming sessions.

School is starting in a few weeks! If you haven’t already, be sure to list and/or update your out-of-school time programs with us for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year! 

If you would like for O2L to update on our Program Finder, please contact for further steps.

Due to continued growth in the Katy and Pearland region, YMCA of Greater Houston is seeking to hire two Program Directors. The pay range is $51,000 – $53,000 / yr.

Click here to learn more about the positions and to apply.
In conjunction with the Safe and Supportive Schools Collaborative, the Thurgood Marshall School of Law’s Earl Carl Institute for Legal & Social Policy at Texas Southern University is hosting this event to bring together the leaders and the do-ers in the greater Houston area who are working in the realms of advocacy, research, and education in the name of our most at-risk youth. Attendees will hear from high-profile speakers and participants who can share best practices for leading the charge toward an educational system that prioritize student safety while incorporating restorative practices to create a welcoming environment where students can flourish.

The Education Summit will take a solutions-oriented approach to current issues in education that disproportionately impact students of color, LGBTQ+ youth, and students with disabilities. Workgroup Leads will facilitate small group working sessions where participants actively deliberate on the merits and drawbacks of the current system, and more importantly, set forth a strategy for addressing those issues. The goal to “create a new agenda” will initiate a call to action to galvanize our collaborative work on these areas.

When: Friday, November 3, 2023
Time: 8a-4pm
Where: Emancipation Cultural Center, 3018 Emancipation Avenue, Houston, TX 77004
Breakfast and Lunch provided
Registration is FREE
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Free Community event with homemade costume contest, mural contest, vendors and lots and lots of candy for trick or treating.

When: Tues, Oct. 31st, 5-8pm
Where: 8321 Jensen Drive

More information can be found here.
Calling all parents and caregivers of K-12 or collegiate students!  Join Equipando Padres for an insightful session aimed at supporting your child’s academic journey.  
 This month’s workshop is: “Learn about Academic Advising!”   Thursday, October 26 4:00pm-5:00pm PST  | 5:00pm-6:00pm MST  | 6:00pm-7:00pm CST  7:00pm-8:00pm EST 
 Zoom links for the sessions will be sent out the week of the event. Workshops will be offered in English and Spanish. 
 Register today!  
 En español, for your convenience:  
¡Llamando a todos los padres y cuidadores de K-12 o estudiantes universitarios Únase a nosotros para una sesión perspicaz destinada a apoyar el viaje académico de su hijo. 
El taller de este mes es: “¡Aprende sobre asesoramiento académico!” (consejería)  
 Jueves, 26 de octubre 4:00pm-5:00pm PST  | 5:00pm-6:00pm MST  | 6:00pm-7:00pm CST  7:00pm-8:00pm EST Los enlaces de Zoom para las sesiones se enviarán la semana del evento. Los talleres se ofrecerán en inglés y español.  ¡Regístrese hoy!  For any inquiries or bulk registrations, feel free to contact
Next Step Academics offers comprehensive services and hands-on experiences designed to empower students and pave the way for their success. Whether you’re a high school student preparing for college, seeking a rewarding career through trade programs, or considering a path in the military, their dedicated programs are tailored to meet your unique needs. 

Join them Saturday, October 28th at 11am for an action-packed military training event at vFiT Gym 24/7 in Houston, Texas! Get ready to push your limits and experience the thrill of intense physical challenges.  

This session is great for those training to join the military.
Register Here
Supporting youth is essential for the future of our world. That may sound a bit dramatic. Yet, everyone knows that investment in our youth now will provide a valuable payoff in the future. Laying the groundwork for success is essential for continued global strength and stability, both physically and financially.

We have a great opportunity to act now to support youth development and security. Accessing grant funding can go a long way toward supporting youth and encouraging them to seize the moment. All they need is a little help to become the agents of change they were born to be. GrantWatch has a list of grants, in-kind donations, and award funding, all aimed at supporting youth.

Click here to read more and grant/in-kind donation opportunities.
Take Control of Your Student Debt Navigating student loans by yourself can be overwhelming and confusing. You don’t have to go it alone though. We’re here to help! We’ve teamed up with Savi™ and Ascendium® to offer you the following free support.

>>Online student loan repayment tool. Get customized repayment and forgiveness options, apply for a plan, be reminded of actions you need to take, and more.

>>Educational interactive webinars. Hear the latest policy updates, learn how to use the online student loan repayment tool, and have your loan questions answered in real time.

>>Personalized loan counseling. Connect with student loan experts for advice and insights tailored to your unique situation.

With this support, you can understand your options, make informed decisions, and achieve financial freedom.

Go to My Way to Repay to get started!

Want to learn more? The webinar registration link is here please click and REGISTER TODAY!!