Afterschool Committees

All afterschool professionals and partners are invited to participate in the quarterly Afterschool Committee Meetings, which will be held virtually until further notice.  Choose the committee to which you would like to contribute and get involved!

Committee meetings are scheduled for a two hour Zoom session on a quarterly basis.  Some committees have additional meetings, projects, and events that take place between the quarterly meetings.  Each committee is lead by volunteer committee chairs and co-chairs with the assistance of an MASN staff liaison.  A brief description of each committee is below the dates, times, and registration links.

Please use the links below to register for the committee meetings you wish to attend.  You will receive a personalized Zoom link and the option to add the meetings to your calendar in a confirmation e-mail.  We hope that you will be able to consistently join the committee of your choice throughout the year.    

Afterschool Committee Meeting Dates:

  • October 7 & 8, 2020
  • December 9 & 10, 2020
  • March 10 & 11, 2021
  • May 12 & 13, 2021

Afterschool Committee Meeting Times:: 

  • Thursdays (10/8, 12/10, 3/11, 5/13)

Committee Descriptions:

STEM – This committee focuses on coordinating STEM professional development, resources, partnerships, and awareness.  The STEM committee ensures that there is an afterschool presence at STEM Day at the Capitol each year.

Public Policy and Awareness – This committee supports grassroots and local advocacy efforts including the Afterschool Ambassadors program and round table and other policy events.  The Public Policy and Awareness committee also promotes the importance of afterschool through a variety of social and print media.

Funding & Sustainability – This committee works to create opportunities for afterschool programs to secure additional funding.  The committee compiles resources, coordinates training, and is working on a way for afterschool programs to do collective online fundraising.

Quality – This committee focuses on projects that help to ensure quality services for youth in afterschool settings.  The committee discusses issues related to licensing, accreditation, and coordination with the early childhood system and compiles resources to help afterschool programs in areas of need (e.g., resources for supporting children with special needs).

Professional Development – This committee ensures that quality professional development is available throughout the state.  The committee is developing a trainer directory and prior to the pandemic was coordinating regional PDI Mini conferences.  The committee will work with MASN staff on the Virtual Professional Development system for the Mott Foundation grant.

Quarterly Committee Meeting Notes and Recordings

STEM:        October 7       Video Recording    (includes chat and transcript)              Meeting Notes

December 9    No video recording       Meeting Notes

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