A goal is to create partnerships among the counties for increased investment/funding to the region
Laura Saccente joined as the network director for the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) in April 2015. Working with the PSAYDN partners and stakeholders, she leads the network’s strategic vision and advocacy efforts on out of school time (OST) programming. Laura has nine years of experience as director of governmental relations for the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (ASPCUF). She previously worked in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives under two legislators. Laura received a bachelor's degree in speech communications and master’s degree in political science from East Stroudsburg University. She currently serves a board member of the Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance (PENN SACCA), Penn State Pro Wellness Advisory Board, PA Mental Health Association, and PA State Health Improvement Plan Taskforce. She also serves on the Pennsylvania State Workforce Development Board Youth Council, statewide STEM Advisory Committee and is a partner with the Carbon-Schuylkill-Luzerne (CSL) Stem Learning Ecosystem and ENGINE of Central PA, two of six Stem Ecosystems recognized in Pennsylvania.