Introducing MOST's 2016-17 VISTAS!
MOST welcomed a new class of 13 Americorps VISTA volunteers in Fall 2016.
ICYMI: Foundations of Youth Development Webinar
Check out the first in our youth development webinar series with Quality Advisor Brodrick Clarke
SummerREADS Library Dispatch
Join Ayesha - Johns Hopkins University Community Impact Intern - as she describes firsthand the impact of SummerREADS.
A Day at Commodore John Rodgers
A day in the life of SummerREADS counselor Ally Muck
Reading is Fundamental (Fun to Mental)
A dispatch from Moses Wamalwa: SummerREADS Counselor at Westport Academy.
Why is it that the squeaky wheel gets the grease? Is it because it's loud, annoying, and might fall off? Is it that same squeaky wheel that appears in messages about those terrible youth? Isn't it time to trump that bad breaking news with a new headline about the successes happening deep down in communities all across the United States?
STEMbassador Spotlight - Of Shopkins and Wolverine Claws: 3D Printing in the Classroom
Bringing 3D printing technology to the afterschool space.
Introducing MOST's 2015-16 VISTAS!
MOST welcomed a new class of 15 Americorps VISTA volunteers in Fall 2015.
STEMbassador Spotlight - "Value Added": 3D Printing Workshop for STEM Educators
This year, MOST's STEMbassadors are participating in hands-on training at the Digital Harbor Foundation in 3D printing, electronics, and making. Read about the experience firsthand from one of our STEMbassadors!
VISTA Guest Posts: From Food Desert to Food Paradise
Anne Otih, the Youth Healthy Habits VISTA, talk about how her passion for health is helping individuals in Aberdeen take charge of their well-being.
VISTA Guest Posts: Teaching to STEM and Back Again
One of our STEM VISTAs, Sarah Brandt, shares her journey from teaching to finding and succeeding in the AmeriCorps VISTA program.
VISTA Guest Posts: From College to Career Ready
Samantha Trotter talks about moving from her home, miles away to Maryland, where she's been able to further harness her skills and help others
MOST gets involved with the first annual Maryland STEM Festival
Learn more about the first annual Maryland STEM Festival and how MOST is involved with it's creation and development!
VISTA Guest Posts - Alumni: Creating STEM Opportunities in Maryland
A recent MOST VISTA alum, Steph Alphee, write about her transition from AmeriCorps to a full-time STEM posiiton.
VISTA Guest Posts: Developing Resources and So Much More
Jackie Cast, a MOST VISTA serving at the Greater Baltimore Urban League, shares her experience as a resource developer, and how she's grown throughout the past few months.
Agilex Welcomes Technovation Maryland
On Friday, March 27th, Agilex opened their doors to eight Technovation Maryland teams to show them what it is like to be an App developer who works for the federal government!
Introduction to New MOST VISTAs
MOST was lucky enough to have three new VISTAs join our team. Read on to learn more about them.
Congratulations MOST Americorps VISTAs!
Congratulations to three Maryland Out of School Time Network VISTAs for completing a year of service! Stephanie Alphee, STEM VISTA at University of Maryland Extension 4-H Western Maryland and Carrie Finkelstein, Communications and Engagement Specialist at the Campaign for Grade Level Reading both close their service at the end of February, and Alison Howland is continuing her second year as the Hunger Strategies VISTA at the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger.
VISTA Guest Posts: A Healthy Behaviors Journey
Our Healthy Behaviors VISTA, Jessica Conjour, details what it's been like to serve and spread awareness about making healthier life choices.
MOST’s Annual Conference Theme: Passport to Excellence in Out of School Time
Take a trip to the beautiful Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD on January 8th and 9th, 2015 for MOST's 5th Annual Conference: Passport to Excellence in Out of School Time!
VISTA Guest Posts: Working on Inclusion
Ariel Brown is an AmeriCorps VISTA member at the Maryland Disability Law Center. She is currently working on an inclusion project, and has shared a bit about her experience so far.
America After 3 Report Details Maryland's Afterschool Participation and Support
On Thursday, October 16th, the Afterschool Alliance published statewide data for the 2014 America After 3 survey. This report is released every five years, and provides data on afterschool participation, demand for afterschool programs, and parental satisfaction and support of afterschool programs. Responses for the America After 3 report are collected through household surveys and in-depth interviews.
Getting Funding Back for Maryland’s Out of School Time Programs - Expanding Opportunities, Improving Lives: A Reception on the Importance of Afterschool and Summer Learning
"When you invest in kids, you are benefitting the state and the community" - Ellie Mitchell The Maryland Out of School Time (MOST) Network hosted a reception and presentation on Thursday, October 9th from 4:30 to 6:30pm at the Maryland State Education Association to celebrate the release of two important documents: The Maryland Afterschool and Summer Opportunity Fund (MASOF) Comprehensive Plan & Recommendations, and Expanding Opportunities, Improving Lives – Afterschool’s Return on Investment for Maryland. Invited to the reception were members of the MASOF Advisory Board, afterschool and summer learning advocates, and policy makers.
Introduction to MOST VISTA Class
On September 9th, MOST welcomed our new VISTA class that will be working towards better after-school school and summer programs in the state of Maryland. Their work ranges from STEM education to hunger and healthy behaviors, and everything in between. We’d like to introduce you to them, as well as the entire class of VISTA members under the MOST umbrella. Check out some of the interesting things they are doing and cool facts they’ve shared about themselves. , MOST welcomed eight new VISTAs to serve for one year terms supporting more and
Zero Robotics: "Empower Wicomico" Crowned National Champs!
Maryland wins the first ever Middle School Zero Robotics Competition - Held at the International Space Station!