Resources for Afterschool & OST Programs

Resources for Partners

Resources for stakeholders and partners of the Indiana Afterschool Network.

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Afterschool is Essential for COVID-19 Recovery

Information on how investment in afterschool and summer learning programs is essential to our state's recovery from COVID-19.

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Community Learning Hubs: Municipal Leadership Support of Education Requires Action

Information from the National League of Cities on how municipal leaders can support community learning hubs.

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CRSSA: New Opportunities for Afterschool

This document provides guidance to help connect OST work to the newest COVID-19 response legislation and to maximize new and existing funding opportunities.

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Expanded Learning Programs: Principles for Reopening & Recovery

Information on key principles which are essential for successful expanded learning.

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How Afterschool Supports Indiana Students

Info on OST's response to meeting the needs of youth and the benefits of partnership with programs.

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Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning

Join youth programs, schools, and community partners to access resources and transform learning beyond the school day. Hosted by the Indiana Afterschool Network and Indiana Department of Education.

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IAN's Indiana Academy on Out-of-School Learning

IAN's online professional development system specifically designed for afterschool professionals. All courses are aligned with the IN Afterschool Standards, CYC credentials, and CCDF requirements.

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IAN's My Afterschool Locker

IAN’s one-stop-shop of online resources that strengthen program quality, including lesson plans, engagement ideas, and connections to Indiana organizations and individuals in the field of out-of-school time.

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Indiana Afterschool Standards and Specialty Standards

These standards outline the path that lead to high-quality youth programs which take place outside the school day. These standards are based on national research and best practices in the youth development and education fields.

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IAN's Indiana Quality Program Self-Assessment

A free, online strengths-based self-assessment tool that enables youth programs to rate their performance based on the Indiana Afterschool Standards and Specialty Standards.

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National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) - Training and Support

NSLA staff and expert Field Consultants are available to help partners plan, train staff, prepare and measure effectiveness for the coming summer. Includes program planning, program management, systems building, and positive youth development.

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Field Guide for Camps from the American Camp Association and YMCA

A practical guide for camp directors and staff on implementing CDC COVID safety recommendations. Updated January 2021.

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CDC Suggestions for Youth Programs and Camps

Planning tools to share ways to protect campers, staff, and communities, and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Afterschool Alliance American Rescue Plan Resource Hub

Learn more about the American Rescue Plan, which provides $500 billion that can be used specifically for afterschool and summer programs. Includes tools to help programs reach out to local education leaders.

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