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Happy Lights on Afterschool Day!

Things to Do Today! 

  •  Find an event near you:  To find an event near you visit the following link and by following the “Find an Event” tab.
  • Spread awareness of the importance of  afterschool programs through social media! Use hashtags #LightsOnAfterschool and #MEafterschool
  • Read the Governor’s Proclamation declaring October 20th Lights on Afterschool Day!


Find a Lights on Afterschool Event Near You!

Maine will be hosting over 35 Lights on Afterschool Events across the state of Maine this year on October 20th.  To find an event near you visit the following link and by following the “Find an Event” tab.

Participating towns include: Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bethel, Cherryfield, Greenwood, Hiram, Hodgdon, Houlton, Jay, Lebanon, Machias, Oxford, Portland, Rumford, South Paris, South Portland, Sullivan, Vassalboro, Waterboro, Waterville, and Winslow and more!

Read the press release here!

Read the Governor’s Proclamation Here

2016 Lights On Afterschool Planning

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 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 or 207.520.9711.