April 2020

Mizzen by Mott is a new app built with and for afterschool professionals to provide high-quality, engaging learning content to the afterschool field.
To meet the needs of this moment, the Mizzen team has added new activity playlists and multi-week modules that can be done at home or in small-group settings. The app’s content focuses on youth learning and well-being and is provided by organizations like Jazz at Lincoln Center, the California Academy of Sciences, After-School All-Stars, OregonAsk and VentureLab. Through support from the Mott Foundation, the app and all of its content are available for free to afterschool providers.

Calling All Presenters!
As we ramp up our online Professional Development offerings, we are looking for presenters interested in hosting one of our bi-weekly Best Practice Webinars! Our current open dates for presenting include May 26th, June 9th and June 23rd.

If you would like to present or have an idea for an upcoming Best Practice Webinar, please contact Crystal Hall at chall@sppg.com!
IAA Strategic Leadership Team:
New Member Spotlight!
Over the past few months, we have been welcoming new members to our Strategic Leadership Team. This month, we would like to introduce Andy Ball and Dawn Oliver Wiand!
Andy Ball
Andy Ball joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa in 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer. He previously held positions at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, St. Augustin Parish, and in private enterprise. Raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Andy attended Drake University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree. While at Drake, Andy began working for Microware Systems Corporation, a computer software startup where he rose to Executive Vice President, International Operations. After an IPO, Andy left Microware and pursued an MBA at the University of Iowa which he received with honors in 2004. Andy was drawn to the mission of non-profit organizations after working in the private sector. He believes that there is no greater goal than helping at-risk youth become productive members of our community.
Dawn Oliver Wiand
Dawn Oliver Wiand is originally from Des Moines and is a graduate of the University of Iowa. She returned to Iowa City after 30 years in Kansas City where she served as the Executive Director for the Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City. She joined the Iowa Women’s Foundation as Executive Director in February 2013.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and has worked in the nonprofit field for more than 34 years as a volunteer and professional. She spent the first 15 years in the public housing field, providing direct services, and then moved into nonprofit management, focusing on fundraising and ultimately providing vision, leadership and management to two women's funds. 
In 2013, the Corridor Business Journal named Dawn as one of the area’s Movers & Shakers. She was recognized by HER Magazine, a publication of The Gazette, as a 2018 HER Women of Achievement Award honoree. She truly believes that "improving the lives of women and girls is a must, not only for our families but our communities and, ultimately, our country!"

The 211 Coloring Page!

The United Way of Central Iowa released this 211 themed coloring page to help us all relieve some stress! Take some "me" time, and download the coloring page below!
Coaches Corner
April 20 - 24 was Afterschool Appreciation Week. We wanted to take this time to recognize and appreciate those who work with young people during out of school hours and say “Thank You!” NAA said it best in this video. We believe Afterschool Professionals make a profound difference and have a positive effect on our children, families, community and businesses. We are committed to supporting the professionals who provide expanded learning opportunities that will help close the achievement gap and prepare young people to compete in the global economy.

Coaches Corner is a monthly spotlight of Out-of-School Time best practices. These resources are compiled by the Central Iowa Enrichment Coaches: Hannah Morz , Mallory Riesberg , and Theresa Slaughter . Learn more about the Central Iowa Out-of-School Time Initiative here: ciostinitiative.org .
Summer Learning

With a change in programming as we know it, summer programs are still hanging in limbo. The National Summer Learning Initiative has compiled a list of resources for programs, families and students who are looking to slow the prolonged summer slide. Check out their list of summer learning resources by clicking the link below.

Professional Development Opportunities
Out of School Time Professional Development Center
The Out of School Time Professional Development Center provides Out of School Time training to OST professionals. The classes provide in-depth curriculum and certificates. If you or your staff are interested in signing up for courses visit the  Out-of-School Time  website. Check out the entire course catalog  here
Great Content on Y4Y!
You 4 Youth is a free  online professional development  site that is designed to support 21CCLC program staff, but is a valuable tool for any afterschool professional looking to build their skills! Recently, Y4Y has rolled out a whole module on literacy.   Click here  to register.
Afterschool Alliance Webinars
The Afterschool Alliance offers webinars on a wide range of topics, from policy and the new Every Student Succeeds Act, to STEM and Social-Emotional Learning. Find out more on their  webinars website
Iowa Child Care Training Registry
Find professional development for school-age programming on the State of Iowa Child Care Training Registry on topics ranging from health and safety to developmentally appropriate programming.  Find out more online .
National AfterSchool Association PD Resources
NAA provides afterschool professionals with resources to stay up-to-date on the latest topics in afterschool and summer learning.

Find out more on their website  here
Resources for STEM Programming
The Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) provides background information that is useful for the development of STEM programming. Find out more on their  website .
The Afterschool Tech Toolkit aims to empower afterschool professionals and educators with strategies and training so they can provide students with access to technology outside of classroom hours. It includes training modules on getting started, training staff, accessing technology and devices, and more. Take a look at the toolkit  here .   
BOOST Conference
October 26 - October 29, 2020; Palms Springs, CA
Join the largest, most recognized and comprehensive global convening for after school, expanded learning, and out-of-school time professionals. Set in a retreat-like atmosphere, this annual, extraordinary event will rejuvenate your passion, boost your direction for quality programming and provide tools and resources that will inspire you to create change.

Registration opens April 1!
For more information and to register,  visit the conference's website .