Indiana Statewide Newsletter
September 10, 2019
News & Policy
College GO! Kick-Off Week: September 23 - 27
College GO! is right around the corner. Every August through November, Learn More Indiana's College GO! campaign provides resources that help students of all ages explore post-secondary options in order to find the path that best fits their personality and interests.

The official kick-off is September 23-27, but educators and out-of-school time staff can incorporate College GO! activities and events into their calendars at any time.
NAA Annual Convention
Call for Presenters

The Call for Presenters for the National Afterschool Association's (NAA) annual conference is now open until October 14! The NAA is looking for a diversity of content, formats, and presenters to join thousands of participants at their annual conference in Washington D.C.
Governor's Workforce Cabinet Awards Grants

The Local Career Coaching Grant allows K-12, post-secondary institutions, employers, and community-based organizations to work together to improve communities. The goal is for students and adults to participate in experiential learning, in order to make better choices concerning their future employment.
Program Highlight
Burmese American Community Institute (BACI)
Summer Education and Leadership Trip to Washington D.C.
Forty-seven young scholars from the Burmese American Community Institute’s (BACI) Upward College Summer Scholars Program toured Washington, D.C. this summer to learn about national-level policy processes and the rich history of American democratic institutions.

During the trip, the scholars met with the office of U.S. Senator Todd Young, officials from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Through these events, the students are expected to gain a glimpse of how American democracy works, how the national policy formation process are conducted, and how and why those policies may impact their lives, their families, and their communities locally.
Professional Development, Conferences, and More
Webinar | The Promise of Adolescence: Developmental Science & Afterschool
September 12, 2019 | 1 PM EST | Virtual
Research has fundamentally changed our understanding of how adolescents develop, grow, and learn. Just like younger children, adolescents need supportive environments and relationships to thrive. Afterschool is an important opportunity to support adolescents by creating settings and supports that allow them to thrive and make meaningful contributions to the world around them. In this webinar, participants will explore the principles of adolescent development and identify ways that they can be applied in afterschool programs. Register 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.
Regional Learning Network Meetings
Bloomington Afterschool Network
September 12 @ 10:00 AM EST
351 S. Washington Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

Marion County OST
September 17 @ 12:00 PM EST
Southeast Community Services
901 S. Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Evansville Afterschool Committee
September 20 @ 10:30am CST
St Vincent Medical Arts Building
3700 Bellemeade Ave.
Evansville, IN 47714
Mark Your Calendars
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.
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
2019 CHS Foundation Classroom Grant Application Available
Deadline: September 15, 2019
CHS Foundation provides $500 grants each year to Pre-K-12 teachers who have classroom projects that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies and more. Eligible projects could include: classroom and school gardens, embryology projects, aquaculture projects, and agricultural literacy reading programs. Only state-certified classroom teachers who are employed by a school district or private school are eligible to apply. Learn more here.

Target Field Trip Grant
Deadline: October 1, 2019
It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, Target launched field trip grants in 2007. Since then, they’ve made it possible for millions of students to go on a field trip. As part of the program, Target stores award field trip grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Learn more here.

2019 Big Ten Football Championship Game Educational Initiative
Deadline: October 25, 2019
The Big Ten Conference, College Football Playoff Foundation and Indiana Sports Corp have announced a grant opportunity for K-8 teachers in Indiana with a project. Eligible teachers can apply to receive up to $7,000 to fund their project. Learn more about this opportunity here.