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Afterschool Pipeline: June 5, 2018

MOSAC2 Update: Register Today and Plan to Present!

Plan now to attend the 2018 MOSAC2 Professional Development Institute to be held at The Lodge of Four Seasons (Lake Ozark) from November 1-4, 2018.  Visit the MOSAC2 website ( and see below for more information!

Register now for early bird rates!

Early bird rates are available for all conference lengths (full conference, 2-day, and 1-day options) through 6/30/18.  Use this link:

  • Register your team and pay once – We are excited to be using a new registration system this year that will allow for multiple individuals to be registered – and paid for – at the same time!  Please note that each person registered must have their own e-mail address in this system.
  • Group discounts – As a result of this change, we are able to offer group discounts for programs that are registering 3+ staff (5% off), 5+ staff (8% off), and 10+ staff (10% off) at the same time.  To get the group discount code, please e-mail MASN at
  • Presenter and recognition discounts – Presenter and recognition discounts (-$75) are built into the price structure when you choose those options.  Not sure if you will be a presenter or recognition recipient yet?  Its ok to register as a regular attendee now and we can apply the discounts to your registration once you have been accepted as a presenter or nominated for recognition.
  • Preconferences – Since the pre-conference choices for Thursday, November 1st have not yet been announced – and the prices are remaining the same after 6/30, you are welcome to log back in later to add a preconference session.  Or, if you know that you will want to attend a preconference on Thursday, you are welcome to add it now.

Be a Presenter at the 2018 PDI!

The MOSAC2 Planning Committee is accepting applications to present at the 2018 MOSAC2 PDI – Adventure Awaits: Afterschool from November 2-4 at the Lodge of Four Seasons.

This year’s conference will feature three different session lengths:

  • Workshop Sessions (1.25 hours)
  • Double Sessions (2.5 hours)
  • Spark Session (.5 hours).

Use this link ( to fill out the workshop session RFP and share your knowledge and expertise with your colleagues.  Lead presenters will receive a $75 discount off of their conference registration.

Have you seen someone present that you think would be awesome to see again or have other people see at the MOSAC2 PDI?  Please share the Request for Presentations link with that speaker!  We are always looking for new and exciting presenters!

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.

Celebrate Summer Learning Day on July 12!

 National Summer Learning Day is an annual event geared at recognizing and highlighting the important role summer learning programs play in keep kids engaged and learning when school is out. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, July 12. Visit the National Summer Learning Association’s website here for more information about the event, to register your local event, and to obtain resources to make this your best summer yet.

Child Care Business Information Solution (CCBIS) Information Sessions

The link below is a new website that will provide you dates, times, and locations of the upcoming Child Care Business Information Solution (CCBIS) Information Sessions in your area. These sessions are hosted by the DSS Children’s Division, open to the public, and will provide introductory information about the CCBIS.

Please be advised they begin next week and run through June. Additional dates will be added based on staff availability. New information about the CCBIS will be communicated through the CCBIS website and GovDelivery.

CLICK HERE to visit the DSS website for more information.  

Introducing School-Age Social Emotional Learning Training

A new online course has been approved to meet the DSS annual training requirement for Social & Emotional Development in children!

Introduction to School-Age Social & Emotional Learning (OD-2018-0044), is an additional course option to meet the annual training required for DSS contracted and registered child care providers.

Complete the training online at or click here.

  • Scroll to ‘Annual Required Trainings’ at the bottom of the page
  • Select the ‘School Aged Social and Emotional Health’ training
  • Once a user completes the course, the completion data is sent to OPEN to attach to the user’s MOPD ID


  • To meet the annual training requirement, you have the option to complete either the Early Childhood Social & Emotional Health (OD-2017-0688) online training course OR the Introduction to School-Age Social & Emotional Learning (OD-2018-0044) online training course. You DO NOT have to complete both training courses.

The annual training must be completed by June 30, 2018.

You’re Invited: Attend the 2018 FilmFest 4-H!

This summer, youth are invited to join others from across the country to learn move magic from filmmaking professionals at FilmFest 4-H in Columbia, MO. The event will be held from July 29 – August 1.

FilmFest 4-H is a national youth event, where teens learn how movies and TV shows are made directly from the professionals who make them! Youth can attend even if they are not 4-H members – FilmFest is open to all youth. All Access Passes are $129 and include workshops, festivities, and lunches. You can also get the conference rate at the Stoney Creek Inn Hotel in Columbia, which includes breakfast.

For more information, visit the FilmFest website at, and find them on Facebook and Instagram by searching FilmFest 4-H. Check out this awesome video for a preview of what’s to come:

Enter the 2018 Afterschool Video Contest!

 Lights, camera, action!  The Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN) is pleased to announce its 5th annual Afterschool Video Contest, which gives youth and programs the opportunity to create, film, edit, and star in videos showcasing the importance and value of afterschool and summer learning programs.  This year’s contest will have two main categories: youth-produced videos and program-produced videos. More categories means more opportunities to win prizes! Winners in each category will receive $500 for their afterschool program and runners up will receive $250. Videos will ideally be short in length (30s – 1min 30s) so that they can be shared on social media to advertise the value and importance of afterschool in Missouri.

 Categories:  This year we will have two categories: Youth videos and Program videos. For the youth videos category, videos must be planned, produced, and edited by youth in an afterschool program. For the program videos category, program leaders can take a more active role in planning, producing and editing the videos, and can even work with outside professionals to create the video.

 Prizes:  Youth videos will have two categories: Younger Youth (K-6) and Older Youth (7-12).  One grand prize for Youth videos will be awarded at $500, while the runner-up in each age category will receive $250. Program videos will have one category, with the winner receiving $500 and the runner up receiving $250. 

 2018 Contest Timeline:

  • May 7, 2018 – Contest announced
  • October 19, 2018 – Submissions due to MASN office (must be received in office no later than 5 pm)
  • November 2, 2018 – Winners announced at the annual MOSAC2 Conference & Celebration of Afterschool Luncheon.

For more information, visit our website here to download the full contest information packet and required forms.

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 a grant through the Captain Planet Foundation!

 Take your eco-ed game to the next level with a grant from Captain Planet Foundation! With their ecoSTEM KitsecoSolution Grants (previously called “Small Grants”), and ecoTech Grants, the foundation offers opportunities for informal educators at every level to expand their ecological efforts.

Scope: The Captain Planet Foundation supports high-quality, solution-based programs that embrace STEM learning and empower youths to become local and global environmental change-makers.

Deadline: July 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by late September 2018.

Funds: In-kind grants and cash grants up to $2,500.

Eligibility: Informal and classroom K-12 educators.

Areas: Applicants can apply for grants under two categories:

1.Material support in the form of predetermined supplies, training, and activities.

2.Monetary support to fund the materials necessary to implement proposed projects that meet CPF criteria.

How to apply: Check out the granting guidelines to read the FAQs and learn more about the ecoSTEM Kits, ecoSolution Grants (previously called “Small Grants”), and ecoTech Grants. Find some inspiration for your project in the Success Stories. Then, apply online.

Help Youth be a Facebook Engineer for the Week!

Facebook is launching a new community program called “Facebook Engineer For The Week“. They are inviting teams of aspiring engineers to participate in this program that connects communities across the nation with current Facebook Engineers. Together with an adult Facilitator, two youth ages 13-19 will participate as a team to embark on an engineering design process to solve a real Facebook challenge, like building a working chatbot for your local community. Together, the youth, in-person adult facilitator, and Facebook engineers (joining by Facebook digital platforms), will form a “Scrum team”. They will spend 6-8 hours total over 3 weeks engaged in real engineering processes. Facebook hopes that Engineer for the Week will be a way to bring the teens closer to creating and using technology for good. Please go here for details on Facilitator guides and training, technical requirements, and more. Contact for more information, or if interested in participating.

Take the ThinkBIG Challenge

The ThinkBIG Challenge is a global challenge of the girl created and girl focused ThinkSTEAM organization. The ThinkBIG Challenge is designed to ignite, highlight, and amplify girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). The video contest challenges girls to explore the importance of STEM. Individually or in teams, young women will use their imagination and creativity to create a quick 1-4 minute video highlighting their personal passions for STEM engagement, inspiring other girls to enter STEM fields and/or how this can be done through the arts. Participating teams may win any of a selection of prizes generously donated by ThinkSTEAM partners.

To be eligible to participate in the ThinkBIG Challenge, students must be between the ages of 8 to 14 as of July 1st, 2018 and identify as female. Submissions are due by August 15th, 2018. Teams can range in size from 1-3 girls. No more than 3 girls per team and participants may only join one team.

The choice is up to you: sing, act, dance, or just speak – but make sure it is appropriate for all ages!

For more information on the ThinkSTEAM Challenge, check out

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. 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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