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Need Help Planning a Lights on Afterschool Event?

Planning a Lights on Afterschool event does not have to be difficult, but it takes organization and thought. Luckily, the Afterschool Alliance has many resources and step-by-step guides that make planning an event a breeze (http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm). In addition, if you need help planning your Lights on Afterschool event, consider nominating your event to become a Maine Afterschool Network Spotlight Event for a chance to receive planning and technical assistance. Nominate your program here and tell us what kind of help you need: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MASNSpotlight 

The Maine Afterschool Network is specifically looking for events that focus on how afterschool programs support young people in one of the following topic areas: science/biology/agriculture, the arts (music, art, drama, dance), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), business/workforce development, physical activity and nutrition. The Maine Afterschool Network will select 8 events to spotlight; these 8 events will be given planning and technical assistance.

Plan a Lights on Afterschool Event!

2016 Lights On Afterschool Planning

Lights on Afterschool is a national event that happens at afterschool locations around the country on October 20, 2016. Lights on Afterschool events are created by afterschool programs for the purpose of spreading the word about the importance of afterschool programing, as well as to give programs a chance to showcase what they have to offer to their community. Lights on Afterschool is also a chance for programs to sign on more afterschool champions and to fundraise. The Maine Afterschool Network is encouraging programs to host events focused on supporting  young people in one of the following topic areas: science/biology/agriculture, the arts (music, art, drama, dance), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), business/workforce development, physical activity and nutrition. To learn more about planning and hosting your Lights on Afterschool event visit: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm


Take the Maine Afterschool Network 2016 Data Survey!

The Maine Afterschool Network is gathering information about Maine afterschool programs.  We ask that you take a moment to fill out our survey!  

Click here to take our 2016 data survey! 


Complimentary Membership to NAA

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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.

Visit www.naaweb.org/membership for more details.


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 mholm@gsfb.org or 207.520.9711.