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At PASE, we believe the afterschool field’s superpower is its tremendous workforce. In that spirit, we host an annual PASEsetter Awards Benefit each winter to celebrate and amplify those who make afterschool in New York City transformative. We fondly describe the PASEsetter Awards Benefit as the “Academy Awards of Afterschool,” as it is a festive and joyous evening highlighting five outstanding afterschool educators who have made an indelible impact on New York City children and youth, and an afterschool champion, an individual who has made ongoing, substantial contributions to the youth-services field and children’s wellbeing.

You're Invited: 2024 PASEsetter Awards Benefit

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PASE Impact, FY 2023

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Afterschool Professionals Supported



Professional Development Events Offered

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NYC Youth Impacted

PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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