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21.9.2019 | Pukhraj Ranjan

How To Create Engaging & Relevant Learning Opportunities That Support Positive Youth Outcomes? - Melanie Claxton | HundrED WEBday

Melanie Claxton, Summer Dreamers Academy from Pittsburgh, USA went live on the HundrED Facebook Page to share about the Summer Dreamers Academy. Check out the video now!

This video first appeared on our Facebook page on September 18th, as part of the HundrED WEBday series. 


Who is Melanie Claxton?

Melanie Claxton is the Coordinator of Out-of-School Time for Pittsburgh Public Schools. She oversees a team of dedicated professionals working to ensure that all Pittsburgh Public School students have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities. Before joining the district, Melanie was the Manager of Partnerships & Quality Improvement for Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST), where she supported local system and capacity-building initiatives to enhance the delivery of educational services to youth across Allegheny County. Additionally, she is a certified Weikart Youth Program Quality Methods trainer who facilitates conversations on best practices and methods for supporting positive youth development.

Melanie has been recognized locally as a 2018 New Pittsburgh Courier Fab 40 honoree and recognized statewide as a 2018 Afterschool Champion by the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN). She has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and a M.S. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College.


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