Indiana Statewide Newsletter
October 22, 2019
News & Policy
Make Sure You Are Counted
Complete the National Afterschool Workforce Survey
Currently, there is limited information and demographic data about the afterschool workforce. The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) wants to better understand the afterschool workforce so they can support professional growth, improve representation for all in advocacy efforts, and help to advance equity within the field.

The first ever National Afterschool Workforce Survey is NAA’s research endeavor to deliver a robust profile of the afterschool workforce, its experiences, and perspectives. Your participation helps NAA uncover trends and identify opportunities and gaps in the field that will inform new strategies.

Complete the National Afterschool Workforce Survey and be counted … because YOU count.

Note: The survey should be completed by anyone who works with or on behalf of youth in out-of-school time so that we can capture the breadth of people that it takes to make afterschool work and to help identify potential career paths for afterschool professionals.
Looking for More Curriculum & Programming Ideas?

IAN is partnering with our 50 State Afterschool Network to bring you national curriculum and programming ideas! If you are interested in being added to the mailing list, please complete the following short form.
Remembering Bill White's Afterschool Legacy

This week, William S. White, former president and CEO of the Mott Foundation, passed away. Bill created a legacy that has improved, and continues to improve, the lives of children, families and communities across our nation. 
Quality Corner

Coming Soon to the IN Academy:

How to Address Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Your OST Program
By the end of the month, IAN is excited to be adding another NEW module to the IN Academy! Be sure to be on the lookout for: How to Address Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Your OST Program from our partners at Development Without Limits!

At the end of this course, learners will:

  • Know what "equity", "diversity", and "inclusion" really mean, and what they look like in OST
  • Understand the three key avenues to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion in their OST programs
  • Gain five different strategies and tools to strengthen their efforts in this area
Professional Development, Conferences, and More
IYI Webinar | Strategic Clarity for Positive Impact
October 23, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST | Virtual
Trina Pulliam, President of Trainnovations, will lead this webinar and speak from her experience in partnerships with local governments agencies and her background in Economics. Trina will help you gain information on what strategic planning is and why it’s important. The objective will be to bring understanding of the concept and help to convey the important definitions and linkage to your work. Learn more here.

An Evening with Richard Louv: The Importance of Connecting People with Nature
November 1, 2019 | Clowes Memorial Hall, Indianapolis, IN
Learn about the challenge of Nature-Deficit Disorder with Richard Louv, a journalist and author of nine books, which have helped launch an international movement to communities to nature. Mr. Louv will share how nature experience is gaining notice among public health professionals; why the more high-tech we become, the more nature we need; how natural learning environments improve the ability to learn and be creative; and also how connecting with animals can transform our lives — and help save theirs. Event is free is open to the public, but tickets are required. Learn more 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, 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. Special workshops on social-emotional learning, fitness, and standards-based curriculum for NFL Flag Football. Sponsored in part by the Indianapolis Colts. Register today!
Upcoming Regional Learning Network Meetings
Gary Community Afterschool Network
October 23 @ 11:00 AM CST
City Life Center
225 W 5th Ave.
Gary, IN 46402

NWI Afterschool Network
October 24 @ 10:00 AM CST
Mullen Elementary School
100 Manny Ct.
Michigan City, IN 46360

Out-of-School Coalition of Bartholomew County
November 11 @ 8:00 AM EST
Gramz Bakery
409 Washington St.
Columbus, IN 47201
Mark Your Calendars
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
IN STEM Teacher Grant Program
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Calling all Indiana teachers! The Tech Point Youth IN STEM grant is now live. Apply today for up to $500 grant for equipment and supplies to bring STEM activities to your classroom. K-8th grade teachers in Indiana are eligible. Learn more here.

Inspiring Sports Grants – Indiana Sports Corp.
Deadline: November 1, 2019
The Inspiring Sports Grants support organizations that provide underserved youth with the opportunity to participate in sports and fitness activities and teach life skills. To be eligible, Indiana programs must be 501(c)(3), serve youth 3-18 years of age, and provide sports, sports-related or fitness and conditioning opportunities. Learn more here.

IDOE STEM Acceleration Grant Opportunity
Deadline: November 22, 2019
IDOE STEM Acceleration Grants will support districts having an interest in accelerating, scaling, or implementing a STEM curricula grounded in problem/project-based or inquiry-based pedagogy, and incorporating teacher training and support. Additionally, STEM career exposure for students should be embedded in STEM programming throughout the K-12 educational continuum. Learn more here.