Indiana Statewide Newsletter
August 27, 2019
News & Policy
Action Alert: Call on Congress to Protect Afterschool
Indiana kids, families, and communities can't afford to lose afterschool funding. As Congress works to wrap up the FY2020 appropriations process, it is important that we reach out to protect federal funding for local out-of-school time programs. A loss of this funding could leave nearly 2 million U.S. families and children without reliable afterschool choices. Help make a difference by calling on Congress today.
Bills Addressing Trauma, ACEs in Congress

A brief published by Child Trends reports that 45% of children in the U.S. have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE). Several newly-introduced bills on Capitol Hill address childhood trauma and the role that afterschool programs can play in protecting against it.
IYI's Youth Worker of the Year Award

From now until Sept. 2, nominations are being accepted for Indiana Youth Institute's (IYI) annual Youth Worker of the Year Award.This award will honor an outstanding youth worker who demonstrates excellence in performance and leadership in their commitment to improving the lives of Indiana’s children.
Quality Corner
My Afterschool Locker
Research shows that kids who participate in afterschool programs have higher grades, better attendance, and healthier behavior. But it also shows that programs must be of high quality to create these better outcomes for kids.

The Indiana Afterschool Network supports strong teams and programs, which is why we created My Afterschool Locker, an online hub for resources that strengthen program quality.

Whether you're looking for lesson plans, engagement ideas, or connections to others in the afterschool field, the Locker can help.

Click here to get access today. And if you have an account for the IN-QPSA, then you already have Locker access!

Questions? Reach out to Bri Gaston-Bell for help.

Have a resource that you'd like to share with Locker users? Reach out to Keith Monfreda to see how you can add your content to the Locker today!
Professional Development, Conferences, and More
Capacities & Critical Skill Sets Needed in the New World of Child and Youth Work
September 4, 2019 | Webinar
Tom Woll has been studying the changes in our field for the last ten years. He has conducted over 3,000 interviews with people from across the country - community leaders, public officials, service providers, and families. This webinar will be a 45-minute summary of the results Tom has gathered over the last ten years, followed by a Q&A session. The webinar is free for ACYCP Members and $5 for non-members. Learn more here.

National Conference on Post-Secondary Access & Success
September 16 - 18, 2019 | Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis, IN
The National College Access Network's (NCAN) annual conference will attract 1,200 participants who help underrepresented students enter and complete postsecondary education. Topics will include postsecondary access and completion strategies for low-income students and students of color, financial aid and college affordability, cross-sector collaboration to increase postsecondary attainment rates and employment, and relevant local, state, and federal policy and advocacy. Learn more here.

Emotional CPR (eCPR)
September 17 - 18, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
Emotional CPR is a public health education program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis with three simple steps: C = Connecting, P = emPowering, and R = Revitalizing. Emotional CPR is based on the principles shared by a number of support approaches: trauma-informed care, recovery components, instilling hope, counseling after disasters, peer support, and cultural and social attunement. There is a $15 fee to participate. This is a two-day training at MCCOY's office (1375 W. 16th St.), and both days are required for course completion. Register here.
Mark Your Calendars
2019 21st CCLC Multi-State Conference
October 6 - 9, 2019 | Evansville, IN
Registration for the 21st CCLC Multi-State Conference will be closing on August 31. The last available slots will be offered to both 21st CCLC and non-21st CCLC programs. 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. Register here today!
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.
Funding Opportunities
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grant
Deadline: August 30, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT.
The 2019-2022 McKinney-Vento request for proposal (RFP) is now available. 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. Visit the website for the RFP, rubric, budget, and required templates. More here.

2019 SHAPE America Impact Schools Grant
Deadline: September 4, 2019
Health and physical literacy can be a life-changer for all children. As part of their goal to build 50 Million Strong, SHAPE America is dedicated to giving back to communities in high-need areas across the country. As such, SHAPE America is making the commitment to support five (5) eligible schools through the SHAPE America Impact Schools program, to help grow and build effective health and physical education programs within their schools. Learn more here.

Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites Grant
Deadline: September 5 (organizations), September 12 (individuals)
Get funded to reach a new audience and build a new partnership through your art with an Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites grant. This program brings participatory arts activities into Indiana’s state parks and historic sites. To get funded, the proposed project must be connected to the participating site (highlight its historical significance, etc.) and provide a high quality experience for visitors. Learn more here.

Cloud Girls Afterschool STEM Mini-Grant
Deadline: September 6, 2019
The Afterschool Alliance is partnering with Cloud Girls, a female technology advocacy organization, to offer nine mini grants of $1,000 each to afterschool providers interesting in providing STEM education focused on girls and young women aged 12-18 years old. Recipient organizations will be dedicated to providing technology based programming for young women in underserved communities. Deadline: September 6, 2019. Apply here.