Indiana Statewide Newsletter
October 27, 2020
News & Policy
The Changing Roles of Before and Afterschool on "All IN"

When schools across the country closed their doors earlier this year, many before and after school programs closed with them. Since then, out-of-school time programs have been more widely sought after by families as caregivers have returned to work and students have returned to virtual or in-person learning.

IAN's Director of Communications and Advocacy, Sara Beanblossom, joined other Indiana afterschool leaders this month on WFYI's All IN, a daily, statewide talk show, to discuss what the early stages of the pandemic looked like for programs, the challenges that they have faced throughout, and how they're continuing to work and stay open this fall to support Indiana's kids and families.
Survey on Youth Program Needs

In partnership with the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning, IAN is helping to distribute this important provider survey.

The purpose of this survey is to understand the current child care and education landscape in Indiana. Collecting responses is crucial, as they may be used to identify where to direct resources in order to meet the challenges that providers are facing today.
CYC Salary, Benefits, and Issues Study

The Association for Child and Youth Care Practice (ACYCP) is collecting information on current salaries, benefits, and the most important issues that practitioners face, which will used to inform future public awareness efforts to improve the field and its services to youth, families, and communities.  

The ACYCP is offering a $100 prepaid VISA gift card drawing for participants. All responses will be anonymous.
Quality Corner
Indiana Quality Program Self-Assessment Orientation -
Beginner Series
Mark you calendars! This upcoming webinar highlights the philosophy, structure and functionality of the Indiana Quality Program Self-Assessment (IN-QPSA). Participants will learn the steps needed to do the following:

  • Define standards for assessing
  • Create an organization account
  • Update and register program sites

This is Webinar #1 in the 3-part series designed for folks who have limited to no experience with the IN-QPSA process & platform. If you are unfamiliar with this process and how to implement IAN’s best practice model, this series is for you! Invite your evaluators to be part of this process!
Professional Development, Conferences, and More
October 27, 2020 | 12:00 PM EST
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and crisis, school and afterschool systems, like all other aspects of our lives, have been dramatically impacted. Young people and their families are, in a sense, all functioning 100 percent in “out-of-school” time (OST) for the foreseeable future. “Learning at a Distance” has become the new normal for students who are engaging in virtual and non-virtual school and afterschool/summer programs in the absence of the “traditional” scenario.

Join IAN and Q Turn for an introduction to the newly completed Guidance for Out-of-School Time Learning at a Distance (GOLD). During this virtual session, participants will learn about the tool through a deeper understanding of the domains, standards, and indicators and explore the best practices already being employed by your colleagues around the state

October 29, 2020 | 3:00 PM EST
In the first webinar of the series from Technovation, participants will start (or continue!) to get comfortable supporting your kids learning STEAM online. You’ll learn about engineering design challenges. You’ll get comfortable navigating Technovation’s free resources. And you'll accomplish this all while attempting to balance a dinosaur in a fun engineering design challenge you can try out then use with your students.Million Girls Moonshot Engineering Practice Support Equity Part III (11/10)

November 10, 2020 | 12:00 PM EST
Interested in developing professional development focused on engineering mindset in youth? Wondering how to do this in equitable ways that encourage engagement and participation of girls and other underrepresented youth? This webinar can help. Educators and professional development providers will leave with a deeper understanding of the specific practices and concrete ideas and resources for infusing these into engineering programming and training.
Save the Date!
Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning 2021
Mark your calendars! The date has been set for the 10th annual Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning, Indiana's premiere conference for out-of-school time providers. The Summit brings together youth programs, schools, and community partners to connect, explore new ideas, access valuable resources, and transform learning beyond the school day for Indiana’s youth. Learn More
Funding Opportunities
Deadline: October 28, 2020
Serve Indiana is seeking high quality applicant organizations for 2021-2022 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), which provides grants to organizations committed to strengthening their communities through service and volunteering.

Deadline: November 4, 2020
The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is making more than $1 million in federal Title II funding available to assist Indiana state agencies, units of local government, non-profits, and schools with delinquency prevention, diversion, and juvenile justice intervention programs in 2021. Title II grants may be used to support direct service programs for at-risk youth and/or for justice system involved youth.
Employment Opportunities
Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington
This position is responsible for the planning and implementation of all healthy lifestyles programming including but not limited to sports, recreation, drug & alcohol prevention, and food & nutrition. The director will manage a staff focused on providing fun, educational, and safe programming for Club youth. The Healthy Lifestyles Director will also be responsible for creating and running community health and open gym events, with frequent work on the weekend. Resumes and cover letters can be sent to Pam Martindale at, and will be accepted through Oct. 30.