Indiana Statewide Newsletter
July 16, 2019
News & Policy
NCASE Provides Tips for Overcoming Summer Learning Loss
Although summer is a time for fun and sun, many kids lose up to three months of reading and math skills in the summer months. The National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) has created tip sheets for parents and school-age care providers on how to combat what is known as the "Summer Slide."
Four Takeaways from the Democratic Presidential Forum on Education

The National Education Association (NEA) hosted 2020 presidential candidates at its annual Representative Assembly this month. Candidates appeared on state one-by-one to answer questions on public education.
State Education Chief Details Decision to Join Statewide Listening Tour

Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana's Superintendent of Public Instruction, has joined Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Sen. Eddie Melton on a statewide listening tour. Read the IndyStar article she wrote about her decision.
Program Highlight
The Intercollegiate YMCA
After being awarded with an Indiana Department of Education 2019 Experiential Grant, the Intercollegiate YMCA took 30 kids from the Laurelwood community on their first overnight camping trip this month.

The YMCA partnered with Jameson Camp - located on the west side of Indianapolis - to bring this adventure to life. Jameson Camp strives to enrich the lives of Indiana youth by inspiring them to discover their strengths.

Throughout the weekend, the YMCA provided their youth with some of their first experiences in rock climbing, creek stomping, archery, sleeping in cabins, low-ropes courses, and so much more.

For more information about the Intercollegiate YMCA's programming, email Program Director Ashleigh Coster at
Photo: Campers from the Intercollegiate YMCA navigate a rock climbing wall at Jameson Camp.
Professional Development, Conferences, and More
12th Annual Indiana Black Expo Education Conference
July 18, 2019 | Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
This conference is designed to address current issues confronting educators, students, and families. It includes a series of keynote addresses, workshops, and discussions, which address cultural competence, postsecondary access and retention, the removal of student barriers to learning, and discipline in the classroom. Learn more here .

2019 Early Childhood Innovation Summit
July 22 - 24, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
The annual Early Childhood Innovation Summit strives to disseminate new ideas, processes, and technologies to drive quality in early childhood development and education. Participants from early learning, technology, business, and academia will explore bleeding edge ideas through interactive sessions focused on current and future innovations that can change your program and enable staff, children, and families to flourish. Learn more here.

2019 NFHS National Student Leadership Summit
July 22 - 24 | Hyatt Regency, Indianapolis, IN
Join this gathering of adult ambassadors and students as they hone their leadership skills and realize the privilege and power of their influence in their school, community, and state. By utilizing a “train the trainer” concept, participants will be developing skills that will enable them to effectively lead their peers at school and assist their state association. Learn more here.

Best Food Forward Conference - Request for Presenters
February 20 - 21, 2020 | Dublin, OH
The Ohio Afterschool Network will host its 3rd annual Best Foot Forward Conference on February 20 & 21, 2020 in beautiful Dublin, Ohio. They seek high-quality presentations for a diverse audience of stakeholders, including 21st CCLC programs, libraries, scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs and traditional school age child care programs. Please consider submitting a workshop and sharing with professionals in your state. Deadline to submit is August 2, 2019. Learn more here.
Mark Your Calendars
2019 21st CCLC Multi-State Conference
October 6 - 9, 2019 | Evansville, IN
Registration is now live for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Multi-State Conference to be held October 6-9 in Evansville. This three-day conference will convene out-of-school time youth workers, educators, and program administrators from Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia for a unique opportunity to learn alongside each other. Learn more here.
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 about best practice models 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.
Funding Opportunities
Youth and Adolescent Physical Activity (YAPA) Grant
Deadline: July 19, 2019
The YAPA grant is focused on providing physical activity opportunities for youth and adolescents in the classroom, school, and after school programs. Submissions should enable your community or organization to successfully improve the overall health of youth and adolescents - such as using funds for staff professional development, creating a sustainable physical activity program, or improving an existing program. Download the application here.
Local Career Coaching Grant
Deadline: August 2, 2019
Grantees will create and establish a sustained career coaching model for their community. This grant represents an opportunity for local leaders to come together to provide career information, educational attainment levels necessary for meaningful careers, and create experiential learning opportunities that will move students and adults toward a path of economic prosperity. Learn more here.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grant
Deadline: August 30, 2019
The 2019-2022 McKinney-Vento request for proposal (RFP) is no available. Visit the website for the RFP, rubric, budget, and required templates. In order to adjust to ESSA requirements, the structure of the grant has changed to promote coordination within regions and improved services for homeless children and youth. Additionally, a technical assistance webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 17, at 2:30 p.m. EST. The meeting link can be accessed here. Also, the webinar will be recorded. 
Employement Opportunities
Ferguson Crestmont Program Director

The Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington is looking for a program director to coordinate after school programming for youth ages 6-18 in the Bloomington Housing Authority and surrounding area for the Steve & Connie Ferguson Crestmont Boys & Girls Club. Responsibilities will include after-school programming, staff management, special events, volunteer management, and youth leadership.

Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Operations Assistant Pam Martindale by August 9. See the full job description here.