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Mizzen Beyond the Booth: Building Safe — and Real — Spaces for Youth

 

Through Beyond the Booth, Mizzen strives to ensure that the furniture, furnishings, and people-centered sensibility the team brings to exhibit halls have a life beyond the booth that benefits local out-of-school time programs. Far more than a furniture donation program, it’s a way to partner and pool ideas and resources to create next-level spaces for young people.

 

 

Webinar: Promoting Lifelong Benefits for Youth Through Out-of-School Time

 

Would you like to know more about the kinds of factors that have shown a positive impact on youth self-regulation, problem solving, interpersonal skills, decision making, behavior and more? While also decreasing risky, negative behaviors, such as substance mis-use? Out-of-school time (OST) is an ideal environment for building these protective factors, such as caring relationships, high expectations, and meaningful opportunities for contribution, which can lead to lifelong healthy development. Click to register for the May 29 webinar.

 

 

Wallace Foundation Guide to Federal Funding Streams for OST Programs

 

Children need places to feel safe, achieve academically, and grow socially and emotionally. High-quality summer and afterschool learning programs (also known as out-of-school-time, or OST, programs) can provide these opportunities. The Wallace Foundation’s guide, “Building, Sustaining and Improving: Using Federal Funds for Summer Learning and Afterschool,” identifies a broad variety of federal funding streams that can be used to support access to high-quality OST programs. 

 

 

It’s Time to Get Your STEM Micro-Credentials!

 

Children need places to feel safe, achieve academically, and grow socially and emotionally. High-quality summer and afterschool learning programs (also known as out-of-school-time, or OST, programs) can provide these opportunities. The Wallace Foundation’s guide, “Building, Sustaining and Improving: Using Federal Funds for Summer Learning and Afterschool,” identifies a broad variety of federal funding streams that can be used to support access to high-quality OST programs. 

 

 

Listen Now! Next Gen Honorees Ajayi Pickering-Haynes & Austin Gullett

 

2023 NAA Next Gen honoree Ajayi Pickering-Haynes was featured on Ignyte Your Why, a podcast hosted by Austin T. Gullett. In the episode “The Power of Embracing Uniqueness,” Ajayi talks about his background growing up in the Virgin Islands, the importance of aligning creative passions with work, and his experiences in youth development and public health spaces.