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Afterschool Pipeline: April 9, 2018

Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week – April 23-27!

MASN is pleased to join NAA for the return of Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week April 23 – 27! This is an annual opportunity for us to spend the week celebrating the wonderful professionals who keep kids safe, help working families and inspire learning every day when school is out.

NAA has shared 5 Steps to Start Celebrating:

1) Share the news with your staff, youth in your program, families and members of your community! Click here for ideas and inspiration.

2) Access the toolkit for downloadable graphics, sample social posts and a promotional video and more! Include the hashtag #heartofafterschool in your posts!

3) Order swag! Buttons, t-shirts and more are available in the online store here.

4) Send a Press Release to your local media and encourage your local and state officials to proclaim April 23-27, 2018 as Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week. Click here for templates.

5) Help Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week Go Viral! Follow these instructions to participate in our social media campaign. You can also find the campaign at

Thank you for joining the Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week celebration and honoring the #heartofafterschool! Also, be on the lookout next week as MASN will announce a social media contest to help with the celebrations!

POSTPONED: PDI Mini in Eldon

The PDI Mini scheduled for April 28 in Eldon has been postponed. Please stay tuned for details for when this event is rescheduled.

For more information or questions, please contact Brad Lademann at

Beyond the Bell Training Rescheduled – May 9!

Join MASN staff on May 9 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 for the Beyond the Bell Training here.

The deadline for registration is May 2, 2018. Questions or Ready to Register? Email

RSVP Now for Statewide Afterschool Committee Meetings – May 10!  

Join us on Thursday, May 10th at the Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center to network with professionals from throughout the state and to contribute to one of our five statewide committees: Funding & Sustainability, Professional Development, Public Policy & Awareness, Quality, or STEM. This will be our last convening of the 2017-18 School Year! Our meeting will start with Networking and Coffee from 9:30-10:00 AM and Committee Meetings with Lunch from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM. We welcome all afterschool staff, administration, partners, or other afterschool advocates who are interested in helping to shape the future of afterschool in Missouri.

You can RSVP to the meeting by clicking here, so that we have an accurate lunch count. We hope to see you on May 10th!

Registration Now Open for the Annual MAACCE Conference – June 11-13!

The 2018 MAACCE conference registration is now open:

Date:  June 11-13, 2018 (Pre-Conference June 10)

Theme: Mardi Gras–Let the Good Times Roll

Cost: $235.00 for early bird registration, which closes April 30.  Regular registration cost is $260.00.

Pre-Conference:  Dr. Ruby Payne’s “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” presented by Bethany Tucker.  Pre-conference cost is $50.00 with conference registration or $110.00 if only attending pre-conference.  Seating is limited.

Present:  RFP deadline is April 30:

Hotel:  Tan-Tar-A resort,  Please ask for the conference rate when you book your room.  A standard room is $115.00 per night.

Don’t miss out on future DESE email announcements – Sign up for new list serve

DESE’s Extended Learning Section has launched a new list serve for their afterschool announcements and general information. If you wish to continue receiving DESE’s grant announcements (for current grantees or others interested in future grant opportunities) you must sign up for the list serve. This change will give you the control to subscribe and unsubscribe yourself to receive our updates and to be able to add additional staff to the categories in which they may also need the information provided. You can find instructions on how to join, by going to the Afterschool Portal at:

Complete an External Organizational Profile through DESE

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is required, under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) to provide a list of prescreened external organizations. Therefore, you are receiving this email because your district or organization is currently or has previously provided or delivered services to afterschool programs in Missouri. Please see the attached for details and how to apply to be on the Missouri External Provider list.

Please note: School districts should not apply; however, they are receiving this information to share with their partners and other external organizations who work with youth during afterschool hours. The Extended Learning Section of DESE will review Profiles as submitted and if they meet the requirements for record of success (as listed on the attached document) they will be placed on an external organization provider list for Missouri.

Please feel free to contact our office with any questions at 573-522-2627 or

Apply for the Children’s Trust Fund Discretionary Grant Program

The Missouri Children’s Trust Fund anticipates awarding $45,000 to $50,000 in FY 2019 for Discretionary Grant funding, which will permit up to $7,500 per grant to support one-year projects designed to prevent the child abuse and neglect.

Download the FY2019 Discretionary Child Abuse and Neglect Grant Request for Application

The deadline for submitting a Discretionary Grant Application is April 13, 2018 (shall be postmarked by this date to be considered).

All award notices will be announced following the CTF Board meeting scheduled June 6, 2018.

Questions regarding the applications/application processes may be directed to Program Coordinator Laura K. Malzner at

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.

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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