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Afterschool Pipeline: February 12, 2017

Register NOW to attend the Celebration of Afterschool Luncheon and Conference – March 2 & 3!

The Celebration of Afterschool Luncheon and Conference is back March 2 and 3 at Tan-Tar-A Resort and Conference Center at the Lake of the Ozarks. Join us for this 2-day conference event and receive high quality professional development while networking with professionals from around the state. Our annual Celebration of Afterschool Luncheon will also take place, recognizing outstanding programs, professionals, and partners on the amazing work they are doing with children and youth afterschool.

Register for both events today, using this link:

If you plan to stay for the weekend, make sure to get your hotel reserved fast, as discounted rooms are limited and expire on February 1, 2018. Mention the Celebration of Afterschool or the Missouri AfterSchool Network to receive the discount.

Recognize staff, partners, and programs at the upcoming Celebration of Afterschool Luncheon on March 2nd!

The Celebration luncheon is a special time to honor afterschool professionals for attaining their educational milestones (associates, bachelors, graduate degrees) and for their years of service in the field.  Programs also receive recognition for earning accreditation and for years of service to the children, youth, and families in their communities.  Years of service recognition is in 5-year increments, or in the year of retirement.  You can also nominate a special community partner or school administrator for recognition of their support to your program and the afterschool field.  Please use this link to submit information about individuals, programs, and partners to be recognized at the March 2, 2018 Celebration of Afterschool recognition luncheon.  Note:  All honorees will receive a discount code to deduct the cost of the luncheon from the conference registration fee.

Please use this link to submit recognition information: February 16 is the deadline for nominations.

Register Now: Beyond the Bell Toolkit Training – February 22!

Join MASN staff on February 22 from 10 AM – 2:30 PM at the 4-H Center for Youth Development for a special training opportunity specifically tailored to organizations interested in starting a new afterschool program. The Beyond the Bell Toolkit is both a guide and comprehensive set of practical tools designed to help program leaders and their staff create and sustain high-quality, effective afterschool and expanded learning programs.

The upcoming training session includes:

  • Your personal copy of the Beyond The Bell: Toolkit($140 value)
  • Includes access to Beyond The Bell online resources
  • And 96 ready-to-use tools
  • An overview of the resources contained in the Toolkit
  • An in-depth look at how to make the most of the Toolkitto start a new Afterschool Program

Register Here to attend. The deadline for registration is February 17, 2018. Questions? Email

Information Request: MASN Quality Committee Inclusion Statement

One of the goals of the MASN’s Quality Committee is to create a statement of inclusion for young people.  If your program has an inclusion statement please send to Ina Linville at In addition, if your program has worked with your school that the afterschool program is a continuation of educational service for the same youth and families during the regular school day, please send that to Ina as well.  Please send by February 15.  Thank you for your help!

Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathways Workshop

The Missouri Mathematics and Science Coalition will be hosting a Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathways Workshop on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 8am to 2:30pm on the campus of Hannibal – LaGrange University in Hannibal, MO.  The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathways Workshop is a self-assessment and strategic planning process utilizing the STEM Excellence Pathway rubric tool as developed by the Carnegie Science Center (PA).  The workshop will focus on developing STEM programming and integrating STEM curriculum across disciplines, grade-levels and schools.  It will be an excellent opportunity for area school district leadership and educators to address existing STEM integration efforts and to develop a practical approach for implementing an effective strategic STEM education plan. STEM leadership teams can be comprised of 6-12 professionals made up of, but not limited to- district leadership, curriculum coordinators, school level leadership at elementary, middle and secondary levels, STEM educators, CTE program coordinators and afterschool program professionals.  K-5 and non-STEM educators are welcome to attend as team members.   Link to register-

$500 Micro-grant available to support Afterschool Participation in the Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathways Workshop

Because afterschool programs can greatly enhance the STEM education that students receive, the Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN)’s STEM Committee would like to encourage and support participation by afterschool administrators on their district team.  School districts that include Afterschool program professionals can apply for a micro-grant sponsored by the Missouri AfterSchool Network for reimbursement of expenses up to $500.  This can be used to cover travel expenses, substitutes for afterschool educators, or related expenses for afterschool professionals to attend as a member of the leadership team.   Teams must register for the workshop through the Missouri Math and Science Coalition.  To apply for up to $500 in support, please use this link:

STEM Opportunity for Middle School Girls

The ProjectCSGIRLS Competition for Middle School Girls ( challenges participants in 6th-8th grade to build something using computer science and technology that can help solve an imminent social problem under one of four themes – global health, a safer world, bridging inequalities, and intelligent technology. Judges will select semifinalists, finalists, and national winners. All finalists will be invited to DC for our national gala, the ultimate celebration of girls in computing, in June of 2018 during which they will participate in workshops, listen to guest speakers, tour tech companies, participate in a formal awards ceremony, and showcase their projects to the public.

Registration for the 2018 ProjectCSGIRLS competition closes March 1st, 2018. The deadline to submit projects is April 15th, 2018. Mentors will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis so if students would like to request a mentor, they should register early!

Get Help Implementing High Impact STEM into your Program

Missouri 4-H Afterschool (Jackson County) would like to invite you to apply for an upcoming STEM professional development training opportunity. The Science Action Club is a high-impact STEM program for youth grades 5-8th in out-of-school time. Through hands-on games and projects, youth in SAC investigate their local environment and use citizen science to document discoveries, share data, and design strategies to protect our planet. This spring we will focusing on “Bugs in your Schoolyard” curriculum, if you are interested in participating you may apply at . For further information please contact Susan Smith

Attend STEM Day at the Capitol in March

The Missouri Mathematics and Science Coalition is hosting annual STEM Day at the Capitol in Jefferson City on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 with a focus on K-12 and Higher Education STEM programming.  There will have space available on the 3rd floor Rotunda of the Capitol for STEM programs to set up booths and showcase various school and student science projects and activities.  Participating groups will showcase their STEM programs, projects and past/current work. Participants also have the opportunity to visit with legislators to discuss the importance of STEM in school and out-of-school time. The program will run from 9:00am to 2:00pm.  If you are interested in attending and/or showcasing your program, contact Clint Darr at for more information.

Register to Attend the 2018 Missouri Child Advocacy Day

Missouri Child Advocacy Day will be held on April 3, 2018. Join advocates from throughout the state to let state policymakers know that “Kids are our BEST investment!” The event is free of charge and includes workshops, a rally, and the opportunity to visit with legislators and other child advocates from throughout the state. Visit to register and ensure your materials for the event.

Get Help Promoting Your Program!

Would you like help creating a program flyer?  MASN has a graduate student ready to help create a one to two page handout about the great things your program is doing.  To tap into this free resource, use this link to let her know you are interested and to tell her a little about your program.  (

Volunteer to help plan the 2018 PDI!

Are you interested in helping to plan the next PDI?  We are forming a statewide committee that will meet virtually each month to plan the 2018 PDI.  We are looking for programs (or groups of people) to volunteer for each of the 10 sub-committees – we still have openings for teams to lead the following committees:  Volunteers, Silent Auction, and Exhibitors.  Click here to read more about the 2018 Planning Committee and to express your interest in participating on a sub-committee. (

Save the Date ~ 2018 MOSAC2 PDI

Mark your calendar now for the 2018 MOSAC2 PDI being held on November 2-4, 2018 at The Lodge of the Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks.  The Afterschool Leadership Academy pre-conference will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Training for Programs Receiving Subsidy Payments

If your afterschool program receives child care subsidy payments, please be aware that all staff must meet the new CCDF Health and Safety Training requirements.  Information about the training requirements can be found here:  Approved trainings can be found on the Missouri Workshop Calendar or you may contact Brad Lademann at MASN to discuss training options ( or 573-882-9298).

Make Your Next Event the Highlight of the Year: Rent the Game Show System from MASN!

MASN has purchased a Game Show system for rent to help take your end of project celebrations, family engagement events, staff development days, fundraising activities, and other special program events to the next level. Programs can now rent the game show from MASN for $400 per week. The Game Show comes with all of the necessary equipment and computer programming to play favorites, like Family Feud, Quiz Bowl, and more. For more information or to rent the machine, please contact Jason Patrie at or (573) 884-7590 or Tracy Borengasser or (573) 884-2462.  Sign up for particular dates will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Get Social with Other Professionals by Joining a New Facebook Group

In an attempt to create a new space to connect with afterschool professionals across Missouri, Erica Kreisler has created a new Afterschool Facebook group. Search for the group “Chat Pack” on Facebook, and you can connect and share ideas with professionals throughout the state. If you have questions or have any trouble finding it, email Erica at


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