What's Happening!!

  • 2014 Lights On Afterschool poster contest winner: Ashley Parker from Farmington, New Mexico! +

    b2ap3_thumbnail_LOAPoster2014.png This year we had thousands of afterschool artists answer our call and submit artwork for the chance to be featured on the 2014  Lights On Afterschool  poster. We had such a good time looking through all the artwork and seeing the talent and creativity coming out of these programs-it's clear that

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  • Deadline this Friday! $10k Dollar General Literacy Award +

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    Just a few more days to nominate an afterschool program for the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award and a chance to win $10,000. We're looking for afterschool programs that are excelling at working with middle school students on their literacy skills, which includes improving their reading skills, developing their writing

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  • Hunger Summit 2014 +

    The summit intended to build awareness of hunger in New Mexico and support underlying solutions that inspire self-sufficiency and community empowerment and support for a hunger-free tomorrow. The event addressed a variety of topics dealing with hunger issues in New Mexico.  Speakers and workshops offered solutions, resources and connections to

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  • More Parents Report Enrolling Children in Summer Learning +

    More Parents Report Enrolling Children in Summer Learning:  A Sneak Peek at Summer Learning Data from America After 3PM, 2014

    America After 3PM, 2014, will be released this fall, including data on how children spend their afterschool hours, demand for afterschool programs and for the first time ever, data on

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  • Afterschool and STEM +

    At our EPSCoR Diversity Innovation Working Group meeting, held May 29 th and 30th at Explora! In Albuquerque, Victoria Wegener of the National Network of Statewide Afterschool Providers shared the following  PPT. Entitled “Afterschool and STEM”, it grounded the participants in the history of the Mott mission, and gave a

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  • 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize +

    Call for Applications

    Deadline: September 17, 2014, 3:00 p.m. ET

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) 2015 Culture of Health Prize is awarded annually to honor outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. Winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their

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  • New paper: What are the impacts of afterschool STEM? +

    Today, many afterschool and summer programs include science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as a standard part of their comprehensive programming. Afterschool providers recognize the importance of improved STEM education for their students and that hands-on, inquiry-driven STEM is in line with afterschool’s overall approach to education. Practitioners are able

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  • NM PBS celebrates National Summer Learning Day! +

    New Mexico PBS celebrates National Summer Learning Day by encouraging all Summer Programs to host a PJ Reading Party!

    Today we will be at RGEC summer program sites: Kit Carson 1:30 and Tierra Antigua 3:00 with Storyteller Susi Wolf and Magician Tony Comito!

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    Wear your pajamas today! Read, Color

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  • Summer Learning Day Event Registration +

    Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day recognized to spread awareness about the importance of summer learning for our nation’s youth in helping close the achievement gap and support healthy development in communities all across the country.

    We have over 400 events on the map! is one of them

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  • Thursday, Oct. 23 is the 15th annual Lights On Afterschool! +

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    Register today to show your support and share your plans!

    In order to make sure that this year's celebration is the best Lights On Afterschool yet, we've made it easier than ever to plan an event using our updated resources, event ideas and planning tips!

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