Indiana Statewide Newsletter
June 16, 2020
News & Policy
Across the nation, young people are standing up, speaking out, and organizing for racial justice. Today, we're sharing a list of anti-racism and equity education resources compiled by the 50-State Afterschool Network for youth development providers. This list includes resources for providers engaging with youth, lesson plans, tips for talking about race with youth, as well as applicable book & film lists that can help develop conversations on social justice.

The Afterschool Alliance has compiled a few free, easily accessible tools, activity guides, and learning plans that youth workers, educators, and families can use in virtual or in-person programs to give youth opportunities to share their views, develop an understanding of antiracism and social justice, and reflect on current events and the murder of George Floyd. Click HERE to view.
The Latest
Summer Activity Guide Resources

The latest Summer Activity Guide resources are here! Today, we're happy to share a new batch of resources focusing on living a healthy life. The activities and resources in the Summer Activity Guides are intentionally designed to support youth-serving summer programs in driving consistent engagement and providing ongoing opportunities for youth skill-building and emotional well-being. In addition to the activities for youth, supplemental materials will be available to support professional development and enhance family engagement.
The Access Pass : Presented by The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has joined forces with other local museums and cultural institutions to make fun family learning more accessible. Indiana families actively enrolled in Hoosier Healthwise insurance, SNAP, and/or TANF programs can visit The Children’s Museum and all participating locations for just $2 per family member per visit, for up to two adults and all dependent youths living in the household. Click below to learn more about this great program!

Quality Corner
New Summit Sessions
Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning
We are excited to announce that four different breakout sessions from the Virtual Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning are now available within the Indiana Academy on Out-of-School Learning, our professional development system designed specifically for youth professionals.

Join the Academy today to access these wonderful Summit modules!
LGBTQ+ Education Series: Defining LGBTQ+ Terminology
Presented By: Kristen Ludeker-Seibert, Hamilton County Systems of Care
Grade Level: Appropriate for Any Age
CYC Competency: Cultural & Human Diversity

Language is always changing; what's old is new again and what seems like it was just new is now outdated. Educators from the Q+ Indiana Council will present on LGBTQIA terminology, creating inclusionary spaces, and understanding cultural humility. Our children today are not the children of yesteryear, and striving for inclusionary spaces allows our children to be their authentic selves.​
How Are YOU Doing? The Critical Task of Checking In Instead of Checking Out
Presented By: Tom Plake, Creative Resources / The Journey / IYSA
Grade Level: Appropriate for Any Age
CYC Competency: Professionalism

We are in a time of crisis. And that means it’s essential for leaders to shift their own behavior in order to help their organization survive and serve well through the coming days and months. The most effective leaders will be intensifying their communication and attention toward their own team—checking in with team members both personally and professionally on a consistent basis. Join Tom Plake as he walks participants through a “checklist for checking in,” so you make sure to cover all your bases and remember who’s most important in your mission to serve and support young people.​
Summer Brain Games! Let's Play...Science
Presented By: Angelina Mendoza and Lorianne Willis, Museum of Science and Industry
Grade Level: K-8,
CYC Competency: Developmental Practice Methods

We’re back with more fun! Receive access to over 40 quality STEAM activities from the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago that can also be used during summer to combat "summer slide." Session participants will engage in hands-on, fun activities, giving participants confidence to facilitate STEAM activities in their own programs.
A Journey to Cultural Competency
Presented By: Emma Vibber, ACT Now
Grade Level: 6-12
CYC Competency: ​Cultural & Human Diversity

Cultural Competency - what is it and why is it important to out-of-school time programs? Join ACT Now as we unpack the complexities of culture, dive into the structure of our own social identities, and bridge the gaps so that we may acquire knowledge that will equip us with a foundation for a high-quality and culturally competent afterschool program. Are you ready for this adventure?
Professional Development, Conferences, and More
Creative Writing & Connection in OST
June 17, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST
In this highly interactive webinar, participants will engage in a series of hands-on storytelling and authoring activities, all designed around using images to inspire students to write creatively and without intimidation. Join us to learn how to engage students (K-12) in a virtual OST setting and beyond, empowering them to use and share their unique creative voices. Participants will leave with easily-implementable writing activities as well as colorful digital resources to use right away in their afterschool programs! Presenters: Jayme Simms, M.Ed., 21st CCLC Partnerships and PD Specialist; and Meredith Scott Lynn, Founder and CEO of Write Brain World. More info here.

The Future of Afterschool: Providing for the Other Half of Education Amid the Coronavirus
June 17, 2020 | 12:00 PM EST
Let’s Talk the Future of Afterschool is a biweekly interactive conversation on Zoom that provides timely updates and resources to our membership and informs policymakers, funders, and other decision-makers about the state of the afterschool field's efforts and needs. Register here.

2020 Indiana School Health Network Conference
June 29, 2020 - June 30, 2020 | Virtual
Since 2008, the Indiana School Health Network (ISHN) has been getting to the heart of school health by assembling key stakeholders, thought leaders, and subject matter experts for the Annual School Health Conference. This conference provides people who are passionate about school health an opportunity to expand their knowledge, increase their skills, and collaborate with others who truly want to make a positive impact on school health in Indiana. Learn more here.
Funding Opportunities
Summer Meals Grant Opportunity
Deadline: June 22, 2020
Nourishing Neighbors (formerly known as Hunger Is), an initiative of the Albertsons Companies Foundation, has established a fund to help local families impacted by the current crisis. This new opportunity is specifically aimed at increasing participation in, and access to, the Summer Meals Programs this summer. Intermediary organizations, sponsors, and schools can apply for funding. Once logged in, click “Yes” when asked “If you are requesting a grant from the COVID-19 fund”? Select FRAC from the drop-down available in this section: “Please provide the name of the organization that nominated you for funding.” Learn more here.

Power of Youth Challenge
Deadline: June 30, 2020
Through the Power of Youth Challenge, teams of at least 3 youth ages 13-18 will receive coaching and support to develop their projects. Every team that signs up will have access to financial support in the form of mini-grants of up to $250. Learn more here.

21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) RFP
Deadline: August 12, 2020
The 21st CCLC Program is a federally-funded program (Title IV, part B) awarded to public school districts, charter schools and organizations, in order to provide youth a safe environment during non-school hours. This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for youth, particularly youth who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. Any public or private organization is eligible to apply. Approximately $10.3 million will be available in this application period.  Note: Don't forget to take advantage of the Grantee Readiness resources if this is your first time applying! Learn more here.