Indiana Statewide Newsletter
November 10, 2020
News & Policy
Visit Our All-New Resources Page

Have you ever imagined having all the tools and tips you need to create positive outcomes for Indiana youth in the palm of your hand? Well, now you can!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our all-new Resource Page, a comprehensive hub that will help you contribute to building inspiring futures for Hoosier kids…even in the most challenging times. Virtually access our top tools and resources in one convenient spot.
Grants Help Hoosier Youth Workers Face COVID-19 Challenges

Lilly Endowment is providing nearly $25 million in grants to 297 youth-serving organizations across Indiana to help address some of the many challenges they face due to COVID-19.

The grants have come via the Youth Program Resilience Fund, which is designed to support a wide variety of organizations so that they can better serve the needs of youth.

Click below to learn more and to see the full list of recipients.

Contact Congress: COVID-19's Impact on Afterschool Programs

In late October, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 was introduced in the Senate. This legislation aims to expand access to supervised learning for students through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the House version of this bill passed in September, the Senate has yet to vote on the legislation. Please take a moment to reach out to your Members of Congress in support of the bill and to let them know how the pandemic is affecting youth, youth-serving organizations, and your community-at-large.

Indiana 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. Responses may be used to identify where to direct resources in order to meet the challenges that providers are facing today.

Thank you for your participation in this 10-minute survey that can help influence future program supports and decision making!
Quality Corner
Indiana Quality Program Self-Assessment Orientation -
Beginner Series
November 13, 2020 | 11:00 AM EST
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
November 12, 2020 | 3:30 PM EST
Join us on Thursday November 12th, for the second in a four-part webinar series. Playworks Regional Partnership Director Mrs. Audrey Hallmann and others will share the characteristics and best practices related to a high-quality recess, and how educators can use these strategies to strengthen students’ academic readiness.

November 17, 2020 | 12:00 PM EST
This two-part interactive and introspective workshop will examine what implicit bias is, how it differs from overt bias, how to recognize our own, and how we move past bias through action. Please join us for self-exploration and self-reflection in a safe, encouraging space.

November 17, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
This presentation will explore the biopsychosocial impact race-based trauma and traumatic stress has on the different stages of child development. Emphasis will be placed on better understanding the ways service providers can engage race-based trauma and traumatic stress in the lives of Indiana youth.
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: December 4, 2020
With generous support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Youth Service America (YSA) will award Afterschool Grants of up to $500 each to support youth-led service or service-learning in afterschool programs. Grants are offered on a competitive application basis and open to any afterschool program in the USA that meets the grant’s requirements.
Employment Opportunities
Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington
This position is responsible for creating, implementing, and overseeing the daily delivery of a broad range of enriching programs in the Club, with special attention to Academic Success programming,
including STEAM and literacy.

Resumes and cover letters can be sent to Pam Martindale at, and will be accepted through November 13.