Indiana Statewide Newsletter
February 4, 2020
News & Policy
Indiana Afterschool Network Names New Interim Leader
We are excited to announce that Jill Kramer has been named the new Interim Project Manager at the Indiana Afterschool Network. Jill has previously served on our Board of Directors and brings with her many years of relevant experience in non-profit management and educational operations. We are happy to welcome Jill to the team and look forward to her tenure at IAN.

Additionally, our Board has released the job description for the new President at IAN and is accepting applications until February 29, 2020. Qualified applications are invited to submit resumes and cover letters to .
Do the Work: What Every Afterschool Professional Can Do to Promote Equity

In the pursuit of equity in OST, it's vital to ensure afterschool professionals are not perpetuating stereotypes and inequities that hold young people back. In Equity and Inclusion: An Action Agenda for Youth Development Professionals, Jen Siaca Curry, founder of Change Impact, proposes significant, yet simple changes OST professionals could take to support youth while embracing diversity.
Recommendations for Improving Equity in Summer Programs

The National Academy of Sciences has released Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-Being for Children and Youth, a comprehensive report examining summer learning in America. Its goal is to provide an actionable path forward for summertime programs to improve the quality, effectiveness, and equity of their efforts.

Quality Corner
The Afterschool Tech Toolkit
Addressing Equity Through Digital Learning
Afterschool programs have long been known as a solution to help students and families complete homework through positive relationships with adults and peers. With the right professional development, afterschool professionals can help students actively navigate technology to create deep learning experiences and develop digital citizenship and responsibility in a safe, facilitated setting.

Created by the National AfterSchool Association with support from Google, the Afterschool Tech Toolkit will provide you with professional development resources and strategies to enhance your current programming. 
This module, titled Addressing Equity Through Digital Learning , can help you assess the most relevant equity issues related to technology and digital learning in your program and/or community and create a plan to address them within your program.
Professional Development, Conferences, and More
NSLA Winter Webinar Series | Are You Ready to Grow?
February 6, 2019 | 1 PM EST
Join us for the second presentation in the National Summer Learning Association's (NSLA) Winter Webinar Series, Are You Ready to Grow? with Jose Oromí, Executive Vice President of Horizons National. Jose will discuss how a focus on partnerships and long-term success has allowed Horizons to expand in cities across the country, including Atlanta, Bridgeport, and Chicago. He will present strategies and tactics a program can use to ensure they are ready to embark on growth and sustainability including board development, fundraising, identification of new partners, learning from best practices from existing sites/programs, establishing and facilitating operational goals, and identifying local champions. Register today.

The Afterschool Roadshow | Dive Into Quality
February 7, 2020 | Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart, IN | 10:00 AM - 12 PM EST
It's not too late to attend the final winter session in The Afterschool Roadshow: Dive Into Quality. Join IAN's own Keith Mondfreda as he shows you how you can use IAN’s quality toolkit to address some of your program's biggest challenges. Administrators, site coordinators and support staff can all benefit from these interactive sessions, which will cover best practices and strategies in self-assessment, using the online Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning, and how our newest resource for the field, My Afterschool Locker, can support your organization. Register today!

Growing Up + Trauma: The Effects of Toxic Stress on Wellness and Learning
February 19, 2020 | Martin Luther King Community Center, Indianapolis, IN | 10:00 AM
Do you wonder why many children and adults struggle with challenging behaviors or poor decision-making? Perhaps you feel burned out by challenging behaviors, and are unsure of what to do next. This workshop will help you to understand why toxic stress and trauma affect youth development, learning, behaviors, and decision-making, and is the first step in learning how to respond to children and adults experiencing social-emotional distress. Rediscover your empathy and expand your capacity for helping your clients and program participants to grow, heal, and learn. Register now!
Regional Learning Network Meetings
Out-of-School Time Coalition of Bartholomew County
February 10 @ 8:00 AM EST
Gramz Bakery
409 Washington St.
Columbus, IN 47201

Bloomington Afterschool Network
February 13 @ 10:00 AM EST
Allison Jukebox Community Center
349 S Washington St
Bloomington, IN 47401

Marion County Out-of-School Time Network
February 18 @ Noon
Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY)
1375 West 16th Street
Indianapolis IN 46202

Gary Community Afterschool Network
February 19 @ 11:00 AM CST
City Life Center
225 W 5th Ave.
Gary, IN 46402

Evansville Afterschool Network
February 21 @ 10:30 AM CST
St. Vincent Medical Arts Building
3700 Bellemeade Ave
Evansville, IN 47714
Mark Your Calendars
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 .
2020 Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning
April 14 - 15, 2020 | Indiana Convention Center
Adventure is more than just hiking a new trail – it’s breaking the chain of routine and opening yourself up to new ideas. Adventure is challenging what’s possible for yourself, your program, and your kids. In Spring of 2020, the Indiana Afterschool Network will help you push your boundaries outward and learn how we can work together to dream, explore, and discover. Learn more here .
Funding Opportunities
Professional Learning Community for Emerging Leaders of Color
Deadline: February 10, 2020
NAA is elevating the importance of building a diverse leadership pipeline through the launch of the Professional Learning Community for Emerging Leaders of Color (PLC). The PLC seeks to foster a network of equity-driven leaders of color, support them in deepening their equity analysis and leadership skills to be agents of change in the afterschool field, and help them create a roadmap that advances their careers in the afterschool field. Access more information and the application here.

2020-2021 FAFSA
The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now live and opened Tuesday, October 1. In order to secure state aid eligibility for the 2020-2021 academic year, students must submit the FAFSA by the state deadline of April 15, 2020. Seniors are encouraged to create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) prior to beginning the FAFSA. The FSA ID serves as a legal digital signature, and both the student and at least one parent must have one. The FSA ID can be created on the Federal Student Aid website.

Youth Service Zone Grants
Funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, YSA’s Youth Service Zone grants offer organizations and schools an opportunity to work collaboratively to increase the youth volunteer rates in their community. Each zone will receive a grant of $15,000 ($5,000 to each of the three collaborative leaders) to support program activities. Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 27th at 11:59 p.m. Learn More!
Employment Opportunities
Director of Operations | Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington
Please send resume and cover letter to Pam Martindale by Tuesday, February 11th Oversees/manages overall daily operations of all four units with the primary concern for programs and service delivery, oversees training of staff, maintains community relations, oversees membership administration, manages transportation efforts, and facility maintenance. On-call 24-7 to assist with issues and crises. Supervises Unit Directors and Camp Director. Reports to Executive Director. Read the full job description here.