We Appreciate You!
In honor of Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week, the Maine Afterschool Network is hosting a free professional development, meeting and appreciation luncheon on May 4th. Free for members! RSVP today as there is limited seating!
Afterschool Appreciation Week
NAA- Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is a joint effort of community partners, afterschool programs, youth and child development workers and individuals who have committed to declaring the last full week of April each year as a time to recognize and appreciate those who work with youth during out-of-school hours. Join us for celebrations and display your appreciation to thank afterschool professionals who make a difference in the lives of young people. View the toolkit here: https://naaweb.org/heart-of-afterschool-toolkit#Graphics
Watch what Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is all about.
Maine DOE Seeks Proposals for 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs
The Maine Department of Education is pleased to announce the release of a request for proposals (RFP) seeking bids from interested parties to implement comprehensive 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs in 2018-2019. Click here for more information.
Maine Commission for Community Service Among Eight States Selected to Receive Afterschool Grants from ASC, Mott Foundation
Augusta, ME — Maine will be better poised to expand out-of-school time opportunities for youth at a statewide level, thanks to new funding that has been awarded to the Maine Commission for Community Service (MCCS) from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in partnership with America’s Service Commissions (ASC). The Mott Foundation awarded a $250,000 grant to ASC in September for a multi-year initiative to identify how the state service commission network can expand afterschool opportunities through national service, such as AmeriCorps.
As part of the initiative, ASC has selected eight state service commissions, including the Maine Commission for Community Service, to receive $12,500 mini-grants. Funding will support staff and consultant time to develop a better understanding of the local afterschool landscape and identify potential paths for developing national service programming that will expand the quality and quantity of afterschool opportunities in their respective states. Continue reading…
2018 NAA National Convention
Registration is now open for the 2018 NAA National Convention. To learn more visit: https://naaweb.org/attend/registration
Thank You for Joining Us!
Thank you to everybody who attended our December meeting and professional development event. Thank you to the Maine Math and Science Alliance for providing us with a wonderful professional development session: Improving Afterschool STEM Programs: Tools for Understanding Youth Thinking.
Complimentary Membership to NAA
Maine Afterschool Network is the state affiliate for the National Afterschool Association (NAA). NAA membership is complimentary. Being a member of NAA allows you to be part of the larger afterschool community and includes access to news about afterschool and educational trends, professional development, useful tools & resources, and a variety of discounts for valuable services.
Good Shepherd Food Bank Partnership
MASN partnering with Good Shephard Food Bank to Expand Afterschool Snack/Dinner Program in Maine.
Madelyn Holm, one of the newest members of Feeding America’s Child Hunger Corps has just begun her two year placement at Good Shepherd Food Bank here in Maine. Madelyn’s focus area during this time is going to be expanding our state’s utilization of the CACFP At-Risk program – a federal funding source available to reimburse dinners and snacks through after school programs. As a newer reimbursement program, there are only few sites across the state currently enrolled and receiving funds, but there is tremendous room for expansion. Madelyn is looking to speak with organizations already accessing these funds to learn more about your experiences, as well as with providers not yet participating but interested in signing up to receive CACFP At Risk reimbursements for their programs.
Please feel free to reach out to Madelyn with questions or feedback about her project at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.520.9711.