The Afterschool Pipeline–Afterschool News You Can Use!

Afterschool Pipeline: May 8, 2017

 

In this Issue…

This Week: Our Final Statewide Afterschool Committee Meetings of the 2016-17 School Year!

Grant Announcement: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Application Now Available

Now Available: MAACCE Conference Registration!

Help Support 21st Century Community Learning Centers in Missouri!

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

Nominate Programs and Professionals for our Monthly Awards!

Get Social with Other Professionals by Joining a New Facebook Group

 

THIS WEEK: Our final Statewide Afterschool Committee Meetings of the 2016-17 School Year!

Our next quarterly afterschool committee meetings will be held Thursday, May 11 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM with lunch included.  Help shape the future of afterschool by choosing a committee:  Funding & Sustainability, Public Policy and Awareness, Professional Development, Quality, and STEM. This will be our final committee meetings of the 2016-2017 School year, so you don’t want to miss them! For more information about the Afterschool Committees visit www.moasn.org/committees or use this link to register.

Grant Announcement: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Application Now Available!

The 21st CCLC Competitive Grant Application for the 2017-2022 award period is now available at https://dese.mo.gov/quality-schools/extended-learning/afterschool-programs/grants.

Awards are subject to the availability of funding. Applications are due no later than June 27, 2017.

Now Available: MAACCE Conference Registration!

The Annual Missouri Association for Adult Continuing and Community Education (MAACCE) will take place this year from June 20-23 at Tan-Tar-A Resort and Conference Center in Osage Beach, MO. Come “Get in the Game!” and have an opportunity to attend professional development sessions and network with afterschool professionals from around the state.

Register by April 30, 2017 to receive the early bird registration rate.

Help Support 21st Century Community Learning Centers in Missouri! 

With the President’s “skinny budget” proposing the elimination of afterschool funding for 1.6 million students, and House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees beginning the FY18 spending process, we are asking for your support of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC) initiative. The 21CCLC Program supports local school and community-based providers of afterschool and summer learning programs. This is the largest source of funding for afterschool in Missouri, and programs reach more than 18,000 Missouri children on a daily basis in high-need communities throughout the state, providing quality programming that keeps youth safe and supervised, inspires learning, and supports working families.

There are two ways you can ACT NOW to help save 21CCLC funds:

  • Take action here. This link will help you send communications to your Congressional representatives to let them know what 21CCLC programs mean to youth and families in your community, and takes less than 5 minutes to do! **Note: This action is considered lobbying, so if you cannot do so on work time, make sure you complete this action when you are off the clock.
  • Share your Afterschool Story! One way to help save the 21CCLC program is to make sure our leaders know the great impact afterschool is having on youth, families, and our communities. Take the time to fill out this quick online form to share your afterschool story. Whether you are a former afterschool youth, parent, teacher, partner, or afterschool professional, we want to hear from you! **Note: This action is NOT lobbying, so anyone is free to share the impact of afterschool in their life or program.

Thank you for your support in ensuring that we protect this critical stream of funds to support afterschool and summer learning programs, and for helping us let our legislators know that Afterschool Works in Missouri!

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 PatrieJ@missouri.edu or (573) 884-7590 or Tracy Borengasser at BorengasserT@missouri.edu 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 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

We have not received any Program of the Month nominations for the last few months, so please be sure to nominate your program (or other high-quality programs you know) for this monthly award and recognition. Winners do receive a training for their program, and the chance to win a FREE registration to one of the annual training conferences!

Program of the Month Nomination link

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 Erica_Kreisler@isdschools.org.

 

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