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We Champion Afterschool and Summer Learning

OUR VISION

We envision a thriving Indiana, where valued out-of-school time professionals empower all youth to realize their full potential – fostering personal growth, lifelong learning, and future readiness. 

OUR MISSION

We advance learning beyond the school day by actively supporting providers with resources, training, and advocacy, while mobilizing a strong network of community partners. Together, we build access to high-quality out-of-school time programs for all youth across Indiana.

ABOUT US

We are a state-wide intermediary committed to providing the support and resources that out-of-school time programs need to create better outcomes for kids.

Our 2024-2026 Strategic Plan

We know the future is brighter when kids have access to quality education both in and out of school. We are committed to championing high-quality out-of-school time programs across our state, because of their proven ability to close gaps and foster happier, healthier, and more stable lives for every child in Indiana.

We are pleased to share our 2024-2026 strategic plan – our guide to building a stronger out-of-school time field that can better serve young people, their families, and our communities.

Click below to read more about our primary goals. To read the full strategic plan, click here.

  • Strategy 1: Demonstrate the impact that quality OST programming plays in our state.
  • Strategy 2: Partner with communities to raise awareness and advocate for local needs and opportunities.
  • Strategy 3: Engage diverse stakeholders, including policymakers and community leaders, to advance key priorities for the field.
  • Strategy 4: Cultivate partnerships and fundraising to support field growth and advancement.

  • Strategy 1: Expand the availability of quality programs, prioritizing underserved communities.
  • Strategy 2: Increase program participation in IAN and state quality systems.
  • Strategy 3: Improve system quality through innovative effective resources and support.
  • Strategy 4: Advocate for policies and practices to improve affordability for families.

  • Strategy 1: Address barriers to OST participation in state regulatory and quality systems.
  • Strategy 2: Strengthen OST workforce attraction, recruitment, and retention.
  • Strategy 3: Increase alignment and coordination between in-school and out-of-school learning.
  • Strategy 4: Expand access to trauma and mental health supports for OST professionals.
  • Strategy 5: Improve data quality and use within the field to drive system enhancements.
Our 2023 Annual Report

We are excited to present our 2023 Annual Report, showcasing the progress and impactful initiatives that have strengthened the out-of-school time field. This report highlights our dedication to supporting youth, empowering families, and building resilient communities across Indiana.

Click here to read the full report. 

Meet Our Team

The Indiana Afterschool Network team is made up of passionate individuals working together to bring about positive change through supporting youth development.

We’re excited to work with you to help all Indiana kids reach their fullest potential.