MAP is dedicated to expanding quality
afterschool and out-of-school time (ASOST)
programs and other expanded learning opportunities (ELO)
statewide for children, youth, families and
Children, youth and families across the Commonwealth need you to be their voice! As previously reported in the WIN, MAP's Advocacy campaign - Afterschool Works! - has transformed from a one day event at the State House to four critically important events across the state. Register today for the April 15th (Springfield) or April 16th (Boston) event today at afterschoolcelebration.eventbrite.com
SPRINGFIELD EVENT APRIL 15TH - SPRINGFIELD SHERATON
BOSTON EVENT: APRIL 16TH - OMNI PARKER HOUSE
The Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership's Regional ASOST Celebration and Recognition Ceremonies are right around the corner! Make sure to sign up using the link above. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor at the event, you can use the following link to apply: MAP Exhibitor Application.
Your presence at these events are critical and we need you to be present to make sure leaders throughout the state understand that AFTERSCHOOL WORKS!
April 23: MAPping the Hill: AFTERSCHOOL WORKS! History Hunt,
State House, Boston. 10:00am
Afterschool programs from across the state will meet at the State House, go on a tour of the building and then participate in a scavenger hunt related to the tour. The winning team will receive a sundae party at their program. This will provide your students with an opportunity to visit their local representative's office and provide them with an exciting civic experience. If you would like to participate in the History Hunt please contact MAP's Research and Policy Associate, Patrick Stanton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Works! Advocacy Day
23rd - 9:00am
Great Hall of
Flags - State House
Last year at Afterschool Works! Advocacy Day we asked you to
speak up and be a voice for children, youth and high quality
expanded learning opportunities. It worked! Together, over
the course of a year:
the After School & Out of School Time Quality Grant (Line
increased investments in summer learning opportunities
across the state
certain that professional development resources were
informal and project-based learning at the forefront of
the state's STEM education agenda
community based partners have strengthened their ELO
Minds Out of School has brought art-based, project-based
learning to 3000 students
in October, we passed An Act Establishing an Afterschool &
Out-of-School Time Coordinating Council!
Thank you! Not only does Afterschool Work but clearly,
Advocacy Works as well!
timing of this year's event could not be better. As we
gather on Beacon Hill to be a voice for children and youth,
the House of Representatives will be in session and is
scheduled to be voting on amendments to their budget. We
need to make sure that just before your Legislator walks out
of their office to vote, they know how much these high
quality expanded learning opportunities mean to your
Time (OST) and expanded learning opportunities inspire and
support thousands of Massachusetts children, youth and
families every day. From project-based learning to music and
the arts to physical fitness and nutrition, OST programs
address the needs of the whole child.
Yet, only 20% of
Massachusetts' 1.3 million school-age children and youth
have access to afterschool and out-of-school time
For providing quality services, supporting working families,
supporting economic growth, strengthening workforce
development and keeping kids safe, the answer is simple:
Join the Cause
There are many
ways to help support MAP and critical public policy efforts
around afterschool and ELO.
Join MAP Now to Support Massachusetts Youth!
Sign up by clicking on
Advocacy Center on the left side of this page to be added to our
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news about what's happening at the State House, and to find out how you can get involved!
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Creative Minds Out
Out of School is an exciting, new arts education
program designed by the Massachusetts Afterschool
Partnership (MAP) in partnership with the
Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), the stateís art
and culture agency, and Davis Publications, the
nationís leading publisher of arts education
materials. The goal of the Creative Minds
curriculum is to engage children grades K-5 in
high-quality art exploration and art-making in afterschool and out-of-school time settings.
The Creative Minds
curriculum has been launched nationally.
The Creative Minds
Facebook page can be found
If you have any questions
about Creative Minds, please contact Katie