Baltimore OST Inclusion Collaborative
The Maryland Out of School Time (MOST) Network and Ramapo for Children are now accepting applications to participate in the 2019 Baltimore Inclusion Collaborative. There are 10 organizational spots available.
The Baltimore OST Inclusion Collaborative is an initiative intended to increase disability and racial equity awareness, and provide inclusion training, technical assistance and coaching for out-of-school (OST) time programs who wish to make their services and environments more welcoming and effective for youth of all abilities. The Inclusion Collaborative will combine the strategic partnership between MOST and Ramapo for Children with a network-based approach to deepen practice and accelerate learning.
Inclusion Collaborative Goals and Outcomes
- Equip agency supervisors with specific tools and strategies to create robust programs serving young adults and youth with disabilities in OST programs.
- Offer on‐site training and coaching for staff to provide programs with resources to build relationships, create structures and teach skills and meet the needs of youth and young adults attending their programs.
- Lead a professional support group of agency staff to promote each other’s professional performance and growth.
- Determine a schedule of topics over the course of the year based on feedback from current participants and exploration of more complex issues affecting both agencies and staff.
- Provide inclusion training workshops and program support for up to 10 OST programs in Baltimore.
Benefits of Participation
- Inclusion Professional Development (PD)/ Training at no cost to the program.
- Access to free training on a variety of topics including, but not limited to Developing Inclusive Programs, Developing Individual Behavior Plans, Promoting Positive Behavior, Understanding Triggers and De-escalating Conflict, Trauma Informed Practice, etc.
- The opportunity to exchange Baltimore OST Inclusion Project training hours for required Family League PD hours and earn CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and COKs (Core of Knowledge).
- Opportunity to enhance overall program quality.
- Opportunity to network with other Baltimore organizations and OST programs.
- Access to an online portal of inclusion-based resources.
- Program Responsibilities and Requirements
- Sign an MOU with Ramapo and MOST
- Attend Inclusion Collaborative Orientation and closing ceremony in person (date and time still TBD)
- Identify key staff members to participate in all required meetings and trainings.
To be eligible, Inclusion Collaborative Members’ OST Programs must:
- Provide direct services to young people (K-12) in the hours outside of the school day (before school, afters school, summers, and/or weekends)
- Express an ongoing commitment to program quality improvement around inclusion and equity
- Inclusion Collaborative Calendar
- December 7, 2018: Application Deadline
- December 21, 2018: Acceptance Notifications
- January 23, 2019: Inclusion Collaborative Launch and Orientation
- February 20 - March 6: Developing Inclusive Programs 3-Part Series
- March 27, 2019: Topic TBD
- April 24, 2019: Topic TBD
- May 22, 2019: Topic TBD
- June 19, 2019: Summer Camp Training and Collaborative Closing
*All training for Inclusion Collaborative Members are free of cost and all materials are provided.
Follow the link below to apply!