Indiana Statewide Newsletter
July 30, 2019
News & Policy
Take Youth on a Live Summer Adventure with National Geographic's Explorer Classrooms
National Geographic Education has designed a set of Explorer Classrooms for summer learning programs in partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

Explorer Classrooms connect learners with National Geographic Explorers, bringing science, exploration, and conservation to life through live video events.

How It Works

Get Registered: Use the "Register Here" links below each video to register your program.

Get Ready: Click here to view the Educator's Guide. Help students brainstorm questions for the explorer. An unlimited number of groups can watch live on YouTube, and 6 programs will be live onscreen - you'll be notified if your group is selected for an on-screen spot!

Watch, Ask Questions, and Have Fun! Tune in at the scheduled date and time. Ask the explorer your questions and learn all about life as a National Geographic Explorer.

Three Opportunities to Explore

  • Onboard the Nautilus - Wednesday, July 31st @ 1:00 PM EST
  • Boiling River - Thursday, August 1st @ 2:00 PM EST
  • The Congo - Friday, August 2nd @ 10:00 AM EST
What is Afterschool Listening to this Summer?

Check out this audio summer reading list, recommended by members of the NAA community to motivate you, make you think, keep you relevant, and even make you laugh.
STEM Comes Alive in Franklin, IN Summer Program

New STEM opportunities have been introduced to the Franklin, IN summer school programs for the first time, after the school district was awarded a $10,000 grant from Duke Energy.
Quality Corner
The Indiana Afterschool Network is thrilled to announce the release of nine new Indiana Academy modules on Technology & Afterschool.

Created by the National AfterSchool Association with support from Google, these modules make up the  Afterschool Tech Toolkit, which will provide you with resources and strategies to enhance your programming.

Find the modules under the Tech Toolkit category in the Course Catalog!

About the IN Academy
Looking for high-quality online training specifically designed for afterschool professionals? Join hundreds of Indiana OST professionals in the Academy to access hundreds of online courses that align with IN Afterschool Standards, CYC credentials, and CCDF requirements.
Professional Development, Conferences, and More
Magnify Learning's Afterschool Project Based Learning Workshop
August 5 - 7, 2019 | Indiana Afterschool Network, Indianapolis, IN
This three-day workshop will provide a project-based learning environment for afterschool employees and volunteers who are ready to work collaboratively to establish lessons, activities, and units designed to meet the particular needs and culture of their youth. Upon completing the workshop, participants receive a certificate for 21 CYC Certification points (7 per each day attended). The workshop will run from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Lunch will be provided. Register here.

Stewards of Children Training
August 8, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
Stewards of Children is a revolutionary evidence-based sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action. This program is designed for organizations that serve children and youth, and any/all adults interested in protecting children. Register here.

4th Annual Peace Festival
August 10, 2019 | Douglass Park, Indianapolis, IN
In an effort to address the trauma that families experience related to social and economic inequality, and to increase accountability across the city, Circle Up Indy (CUI) and Public Advocates in Community re-Entry (PACE) have announced the 4th annual Peace Festival. In addition to raffles with prizes and a wide range of information and resources staffed by local organizations, the festival will once again include the cornerstone of the event: a Community Hospital Healthcare Zone staffed by Community Hospital East nurses, physicians, and volunteers to provide attendees with free mental and physical health screenings, free youth sports physicals, health and wellness information, as well as free gifts. More info here.

2019 Readers into Leaders Early Literacy Conference
August 17, 2019 | Central Library, Indianapolis, IN
In partnership with the Indianapolis Public Library, Child Care Answers is hosting its annual free literacy conference. This conference is for center directors, early childhood educators, family child care providers and their staff, pre-K and kindergarten educators, before- and after-school staff and program directors…all of those that may touch the lives of children birth through age 12. Bring your lunch! Break out sessions will be offered on a variety of relevant topics. Register 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
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 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.

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.
Employment Opportunities
Good Character & Citizenship Director

The  Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington is looking for a Good Character & Citizenship Director to schedule and supervise programs, track member progress, and complete reports for the Good Character & Active Citizenship priority outcome. This person will be the lead staff in the Teen Center and supervise support staff. This position is responsible for ensuring that members have a safe, positive environment while in the Teen Center. This person will work intimately with all programs designed for members 12+, and will work with all age groups by designing and ensuring implementation of service projects throughout the facility.

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