One critical aspect of our work is to facilitate advocacy for Indiana’s out-of-school time providers. To forward these efforts, we gather relevant data that articulates the OST programming’s value and its positive impact on Hoosiers, we prepare program staff and volunteers to implement best practices and innovation in their work, and we identify structured ways to pursue broader support and understanding of the collective out-of-school time field.
We promote advocacy and action through the following:
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We promote and advocate for policies and initiatives that enable Indiana’s OST providers to provide opportunities for learning beyond the school day so that all Indiana youth can grow into healthy, thriving adults. As a statewide non-partisan, nonprofit organization, IAN is the voice of Indiana’s OST field. With that responsibility, and in our work, we strive to uphold the values of provider autonomy, ongoing education, volunteer leadership, collective strength, and community improvement.
How we do our work:
If you are interested in partnering with the Indiana Afterschool Network on advocacy efforts promoting Awareness & Support, Access, and Capacity & Coordination, please contact Sam Barnett, Associate Director of Advocacy.
Increase awareness and support for Indiana’s OST field through:
Enhance access to quality OST programs through:
Build OST system capacity and coordination through:
Browse our library of afterschool-related events from all across the state to view any scheduled advocacy opportunities nearest your community.