What We Do
The Maryland Out of School Time Network has built a broad-based coalition to address three general goal areas:
Build A Coalition
Create a sustainable structure of statewide, regional and local partnerships, particularly school community partnerships, focused on supporting policy development at all levels.
Advocate for Better Policy
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.
MOST also sponsors specific initiatives designed to:
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.