Indiana Statewide Newsletter
May 4, 2020
News & Policy
Mizzen by Mott
Powering Those Who Empower Kids
As champions for children, you’re doing everything you can during this time to keep youth safe and continue to serve them. We also know you’re doing all you can to support your staff. You have risen to the challenge in every way.

In support of your efforts, we have a new resource to share with you.

Mizzen by Mott is a new app built with and for afterschool professionals to provide high-quality, engaging learning content to the afterschool field.

To meet the needs of this moment, the Mizzen team has added new activity playlists and multi-week modules that can be done at home or in small-group settings. The app’s content focuses on youth learning and well-being and is provided by organizations like Jazz at Lincoln Center, the California Academy of Sciences, After-School All-Stars, OregonAsk and VentureLab. Through support from the Mott Foundation, the app and all of its content are available for free to afterschool providers.

Click below to learn more about Mizzen and how to download and share the app. Please let us know how this works for you and what other kinds of content you may find helpful as we head into summer. We’ll be sure to pass along what we hear directly to the app team.
Statewide Program Survey:
Early Education and OST

The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning - in collaboration with Indiana United Ways, the Indiana Afterschool Network and Early Learning Indiana - is seeking your feedback regarding how COVID-19 has impacted your program. This information will help set policy regarding how to use the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding and will also advise us on ongoing opportunities to support early education and out of school time programs. Please click below to fill out the survey by Tuesday, May 5th
Thank a Youth Worker Day
May 7, 2020

Join us on May 7 as we show our gratitude for our youth workers, the largest group of human service professionals. They are essential to all of our communities and, now more than ever, they are going the extra mile for those they serve.

All across Indiana, youth workers are continuing to working to provide our youth with a voice as they transition from dependence to independence in these unprecedented times. Join us in saying "thanks!" to a youth worker that has impacted your life.
Quality Corner
Sign Up Today and Learn At Your Pace
Sign up for The Indiana Academy on Out-of-School Learning today! Check out the courses featured below, plus hundreds more, designed specifically for out-of-school time professionals. Continue building your skills for supporting your community.

The Afterschool Role in Helping Kids with CCR
This module will help OST programs understand how the state of Indiana defines CCR across grade levels, what the employability skills standards are, how OST programs can focus their efforts, and more!

Using the Indiana After School CCR & STEM Standards
This module highlights the Indiana After School CCR & STEM Standards with a focus on standard alignment to the Indiana K-12 standards, suggested areas of focus and standard access & use. This module contains related and relevant information that impact OST programs and in which the increased knowledge and training on these topics will assist OST programs in providing valuable coaching support to their staff which will in turn assist in their services to youth.
Professional Development, Conferences, and More
The Afterschool Roadshow: Moving the Needle
May 5, May 14, May 19, May 20, May 21, and May 27
The Indiana Afterschool Network will be providing a series of virtual professional development opportunities to support your community of youth and youth workers. In partnership with 21st Century Community Learning Centers, IAN is hosting The Afterschool Roadshow: Moving the Needle Edition. This 90-minute virtual Roadshow will focus on topics that can have an impact on your student and staff as they return to programs. Click here to see the full schedule and get registered!

Afterschool During COVID-19 Part I: Remote Learning (5/5/2020)
May 5, 2020 | 11:00 AM EST
In response to afterschool providers’ feedback and requests for more in-depth resources on programming during the COVID-19 public health crisis, ACT Now has developed a new and robust webinar series! During each webinar, participants will receive resources created by ACT Now to help programs transition their programming online, engage families and community members, support program staff, and collect data on their activities going forward. Part I: Remote Learning Platforms, Best practices for Remote Learning. Click here to register!

Summer Brain Games! Let's Play...Science
May 15, 2020 | 11:00 AM EST
Join the Museum of Science and Industry and the Now We’re Involved Afterschool Network for a virtual STEAM experience! Lorianne Willis and the MSI team will lead you through a series of STEAM that can also be used during summer to combat "summer slide." Session participants will engage in hands-on, fun activities, giving participants confidence to facilitate STEAM activities in their own programs. Click here to get registered today.
Funding Opportunities
IN-MaC Micro-Grant Program Opportunity
Deadline: May 31, 2020
The Indiana Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) has launched a new round of its Industry Micro-Grant Program, allocating $200,000 to foster the growth of youth and adult manufacturing initiatives around the state. The program aims to provide grant funding to education (K-16), industry and community-based organizations who implement creative ways to enhance youth industry experiences. More info here.

21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) RFP
Deadline: August 12, 2020
The 21st CCLC Program is a federally-funded program (Title IV, part B) awarded to public school districts, charter schools and organizations, in order to provide youth a safe environment during non-school hours. This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for youth, particularly youth who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. Any public or private organization is eligible to apply. Approximately $10.3 million will be available in this application period. Intent to Apply submissions are due March 12, 2020 via this link. Learn more here.