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Afterschool Pipeline: July 17, 2017

Budget Update: House Appropriations FY18 bill released; proposes $191 million cut to 21CCLC

Last week, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Appropriations Subcommittee began considering their FY18 spending bill, which includes a $191 million cut to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program. This is just one of the first steps in the budgeting process, but it is also a critical time for afterschool advocates to reach out to their members of Congress. Read more on the Afterschool Alliance’s Afterschool Snack Blog here, and Take Action here to ensure that Congress knows Afterschool Works for Missouri.

Training for Programs Receiving Subsidy Payments

If your afterschool program receives child care subsidy payments, please be aware that all staff must meet the new CCDF Health and Safety Training requirements.  Information about the training requirements can be found here:  Approved trainings can be found on the Missouri Workshop Calendar or you may contact Brad Lademann at MASN to discuss training options ( or 573-882-9298).

Summer Opportunity for Youth: The 2017 National 4H Film Festival

The National 4H Film Festival is a unique opportunity for youth to learn how movies and TV shows are made by the professionals who make them! This year’s festival will take place in Independence, MO from July 23-26, 2017. For more information and to register, visit

Now Available: MOSAC2 PDI Registration – “Beyond the Elements” – November 16-19, 2017!

The MOSAC2 Professional Development Institute is the largest conference in Missouri designed specifically for afterschool professionals. The event is held annually to bring together professionals from throughout the state for high-quality professional development offerings and networking opportunities.

This year’s theme is “Beyond the Elements” and the conference will take place November 16-19, 2017 at the Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center in Independence, MO. Please click below to register, or visit the MOSAC2 Website for more details.

Register Here for the 2017 MOSAC2 Professional Development Institute!

Make Your Next Event the Highlight of the Year: Rent the Game Show System from MASN!

MASN has purchased a Game Show system for rent to help take your end of project celebrations, family engagement events, staff development days, fundraising activities, and other special program events to the next level. Programs can now rent the game show from MASN for $400 per week. The Game Show comes with all of the necessary equipment and computer programming to play favorites, like Family Feud, Quiz Bowl, and more. For more information or to rent the machine, please contact Jason Patrie at or (573) 884-7590 or Tracy Borengasser at or (573) 884-2462.  Sign up for particular dates will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nominate Programs and Professionals for our Monthly Awards!

Each month (and once in the summer for June & July) MASN honors outstanding programs and professionals for the work that they do each day to support youth and families throughout Missouri. To nominate professionals or programs for the monthly awards, submit you nominations by the last date of each month using the links below.

Staffer of the Month Nomination link

Program of the Month Nomination link

BIG Congratulations to our May winners!

Staffer of the Month Winners

May: Janice Brooks (Moving Ahead Program)

Program of the Month Winners:

May: Grant Adventure Club (Director: Stephanie Chauvin)

We will profile all of our winners on our blog throughout the year!

Get Social with Other Professionals by Joining a New Facebook Group

In an attempt to create a new space to connect with afterschool professionals across Missouri, Erica Kreisler has created a new Afterschool Facebook group. Search for the group “Chat Pack” on Facebook, and you can connect and share ideas with professionals throughout the state. If you have questions or have any trouble finding it, email Erica at


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