Working Collaboratively with the Media
MOST welcomes and invites news coverage of the challenges and issues related to the need for more and better afterschool programs in Maryland.
Annual state funding of the Maryland Afterschool and Summer Opportunity Fund (MASOF) was cut in 2009 resulting in a loss of participation opportunities throughout the state. Maryland now has fewer out of school programs overall and ranks in the bottom 10 states nationwide in the terms of the number of programs offered.
Our media relations team is available to serve members of the media on a variety of topics:
How Afterschool Programs help Maryland Business and Working Parents Thrive.
Every $1 invested in Maryland afterschool programs leads to an ROI of $3.36.
What are the Barriers for Maryland Parents who want to Enroll their Child in a Program?
What is the Financial Impact of Out of School Time Programs on Working Parents?
Unmet Demand in Maryland: Just 16% of our k-12 Students have Access to Afterschool Programs.
If you are a member of the media, please call (410) 374-7692
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Presentations to Member and Community Based Organizations
MOST is available to present at meetings and events or to provide an expert spokesperson for panel discussions.
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What is MY3PM?
MY3PM (Maryland Youth at 3PM) is a public facing campaign initiated by MOST to raise awareness specifically among business owners, executives and working parents for the need to increase Out of School Time programs across Maryland. Their collective voice is key to communicating to the State and Local Legislators that supporting these programs should be part of Maryland’s overall intention to support working families, business development and economic growth within the state.
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Who is MOST Network?
Maryland Out of School Time Network (MOST) is a non-profit statewide youth development organization, dedicated to bringing more and better opportunities in the out of school hours to all of Maryland's young people. MOST is one of 50 statewide afterschool networks made possible by the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and local matching investment. MOST’s goals include:
Create a sustainable structure of statewide, regional and local partnerships, particularly school community partnerships, focused on supporting policy development at all levels.
Support the development and growth of statewide policies that will secure the resources that are needed to sustain new and existing school-based/school-linked afterschool programs.
Support statewide systems to ensure programs are of high quality.
Build a systemic infrastructure statewide (sySTEM) that increases access to high quality STEM programs in the out-of-school hours for students under-represented in STEM higher education programs and careers.
Combat childhood obesity, childhood hunger and other chronic health problems through a broad based campaign to support OST programs in adopting and implementing national best practices around food access, increased physical activity and nutrition education.