Indiana Statewide Newsletter
September 24, 2019
News & Policy
Indiana Afterschool Network Welcomes Joe Deno
The Indiana Afterschool Network is thrilled to announce our new intern: Joe Deno

Joe grew up in Brook, Indiana and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. He has worked in a variety of areas within human services, from home-based case management to afterschool programming. Joe is a student at IUPUI, where he is working on his Master of Social Work with a concentration in Community and Organizational Leadership. He's set to graduate in 2020.

Joe currently lives in Brownsburg, Indiana with his fiancee and their two dogs.

Click below to read more about Joe and the rest of our incredible team!
NAA's Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders

The National Afterschool Association is looking to recognize individuals, age 30 or under, who are strong believers in the power of afterschool - emerging leaders who are making contributions that influence organizations and have the potential for long-term impact. If you know of a candidate worthy of NAA’s Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders Award, nominate by October 4!
3 Quick Ideas for a Healthy, Happy Lights On Afterschool

Afterschool programs play many important roles in their communities, but one of the most powerful is the positive impact out-of-school time programs can have on the health of their students.

The Afterschool Alliance has a few fun ideas to shine a spotlight on the impact your program is making in the lives of your kids!
Quality Corner
2019 Quality Leader Badge
Interested in showcasing your program's commitment to strengthening its quality? That's exactly why the Indiana Afterschool Network created the Quality Leader Badge.

New badges will be released annually to recipients who fulfill these minimum requirements:

Already receive your Quality badge? Display it on your website, your newsletter, or your social media - anywhere in which you'd like to exhibit your program's quality journey. We've had over 165 programs claim their Quality Leader Badge in 2019!

Have questions? Email  Bri Gaston-Bell - our Director of Quality Initiatives - at
Professional Development, Conferences, and More
Celebrate Science Indiana 2019
October 5, 2019 | Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana’s premier science festival. This public event features interactive activities demonstrating the importance of studying science, its economic value, and its significance to society. This event aims to encourage young Hoosiers to pursue exciting, rewarding careers in science. Prominent participants at the event include local and national science-based industries and businesses, federal agencies, educational institutions, and public institutions that have a major emphasis on science or science education, such as the Indiana State Museum and the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. More info here.

Animal Enrichment Challenge
October 5, 2019 | 9am - 3pm | Indianapolis Zoo
In this program, you will learn how the Zoo uses enrichment with our animals and how your students can be involved with creating ideas for animal enrichment. You will explore how you can use this project in a variety of ways to meet academic standards and STEM disciplines. Educators participating in this program will have the opportunity to have their students involved in the Animal Enrichment Challenge with the Indianapolis Zoo. Cost: $25. 3-12 grade teachers. Register here.

INSHAPE State Conference 2019
November 3 - November 5, 2019 | Grand Park Sports Complex, Westfield, IN
INSHAPE, Indiana's largest network of health and physical education professionals, is a primary source for professional development. They are the voice advocating in support of evidence-based health and physical education resulting in active learners and healthy students. The state conference offers over 100 innovative sessions, workshops and demonstrations. High-impact speakers share inspiring strategies. Networking opportunities foster the sharing of best practices. A partner showcase features new products and services from leading organizations. Special workshops on social-emotional learning, fitness, and standards-based curriculum for NFL Flag Football. Sponsored in part by the Indianapolis Colts. Register today!
Mark Your Calendars
Summer Changes Everything
October 21 - 23, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
The only national conference devoted to summer learning opportunities. Join participants in Atlanta, GA for a weekend of resources, best practices, and solutions for summer learning and afterschool programs. Learn more here.
IYI Kids Count Conference
December 2 - 4, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
The Indiana Youth Institute's (IYI) Kids Count Conference is the Midwest’s largest gathering of youth-serving professionals. Gain practical resources from national experts, learn best practices from programs like yours, and make connections that last all year long. Explore timely issues for youth in the areas of health, holistic learning, family engagement, equity and inclusion, and more. Learn more here.
2020 NAA Annual Convention
March 15 - 19, 2020 | Washington DC
Join the 2,300 members of the National Afterschool Association (NAA) community at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center for four days of networking, learning and inspiration: special events, workshops, daily keynotes and an interactive learning expo, all designed to meet the needs of the developing professionals and emerging and current leaders of afterschool. Learn more here.
Funding Opportunities
Target Field Trip Grant
Deadline: October 1, 2019
It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, Target launched field trip grants in 2007. Since then, they’ve made it possible for millions of students to go on a field trip. As part of the program, Target stores award field trip grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Learn more here.

YSA Afterschool Grants
Deadline: October 4, 2019
With generous support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, YSA will award Afterschool Grants of up to $500 each to support youth-led service or service-learning in afterschool programs. Grants are offered on a competitive application basis and open to any afterschool program in the United States that meets the grant requirements. More info here.

2020-2021 AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity
Deadline: October 25, 2019
Serve Indiana is seeking high-quality applicant organizations for 2020-2021 AmeriCorps State funding. AmeriCorps State provides opportunities for individuals to make an intensive commitment to service with the goal of “helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.” This is a national program administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Deadline: Notice of intent to apply due October 4, 2019. Applications due October 25, 2019. More info here.

2019 Big Ten Football Championship Game Educational Initiative
Deadline: October 25, 2019
The Big Ten Conference, College Football Playoff Foundation and Indiana Sports Corp have announced a grant opportunity for K-8 teachers in Indiana with a project. Eligible teachers can apply to receive up to $7,000 to fund their project. Learn more about this opportunity here.
Employment Opportunities
Teen Program Director | Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington

The Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington is looking for a Teen Program Director for their Lincoln Street club in Bloomington, IN. The Teen Program Director will have a broad range of responsibilities, including planning, developing, and overseeing the teen (12-18 year olds) program activities and hiring and managing all staff with the assistance of the Unit Director.

Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Operations Assistant Pam Martindale. See the full job description here.
Unit Director | Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis is seeking a competent and passionate individual to lead the Lilly Boys & Girls Club, located in Fountain Square on the southeast side of Indianapolis. The ideal candidate will share organizational values of youth-driven decision-making, accountability, honesty, transparency, teamwork and diversity. Click here to see the full job listing.
College & Career Readiness Coordinator | Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis is seeking a self-motivated individual to develop and implement workforce development and post-secondary preparation programs with urban teens.

This person will be responsible for implementing College & Career Readiness programs to junior high and high school students at five different locations throughout the city, planning College and Career Tours, promoting scholarship opportunities, and following up with scholarship recipients, as well as developing collaborative relationships with local employers. See the full job description here.
Vice President of Development | ArtMix

ArtMix is seeking a Vice President of Development. This position will be responsible for planning
and implementing fund raising efforts, particularly as they relate to individual donors, corporate
sponsors/funders, and special events. See the full description here.