Maryland Out of School Time



What are People Saying about the 6th Annual MOST Conference?


On January 7th & 8th, 2016, nearly 300 of Maryland's top OST professionals convened at the beautiful Turf Valley Resort in Ellicot City for two days of talks, interactive workshops, and quality networking opportunities with their peers. This year's conference was our biggest and best yet!


The 2016 MOST Conference, OST Works for Maryland, invited participants to engage with a wide range of topics covering every angle from innovative programs and techniques for involving youth in out of school time activities, all the way to best practices for data evaluation and improving program quality.


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Featuring two dozen workshop blocks spaced over two days, this year's MOST conference offered something for everyone working to advance the OST field for Maryland youth.


Janet Smith & Sheldon Caplis, with overall conference sponsor OneMain Financial, stand with Ellie Mitchell, executive director of the MOST Network


In addition to a stellar lineup of workshops and MOST talks, attendees were invited to learn about the MOST Network's new communicatons effort targeted to Maryland businesses and policymakers during the Maryland Youth at 3PM (MY3PM) Summit.


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The MY3PM Summit highlighted the importance of involving business leaders in our efforts to raise awareness of the pressing need for more and better OST opportunities. MOST is excited to be leading this charge with the business community to take action in supporting the important work of professionals in our field, which we undertake for the benefit of youth, working families, businesses, and policy makers in Maryland.




View a gallery of photos from this year's conference


The MOST Network is proud to recognize this year's conference sponsors: OneMain Financial, the Family League of Baltimore City, the Boys and Girls Clubs, and the Maryland State Department of Education. Thank you!