Maryland Out of School Time

National Affiliations


National AfterSchool Association


MOST is the state affiliate to the National AfterSchool Association, the voice of the out-of-school time profession; for all of you who work with and on behalf of children and youth during out of school time. This membership association supports professionals who work with children and youth in diverse school and community-based settings, providing a wide variety of extended learning opportunities and care during out-of-school hours.


Together, with state and national organizations, NAA is building the capacity of the field and the knowledge and competency of the out-of-school time community – youth who attend the programs, entry and developing staff who work directly with young people, and leaders at all levels who play a variety of key roles.


National Network of Statewide Afterschool Networks


As the Statewide Afterschool Network, MOST is a part of the National Network of Statewide Afterschool Networks, which brings together established statewide afterschool networks in their collective mission to build partnerships and policies that are committed to the development and sustainability of quality afterschool programs. These partnerships – funded through the support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation – are focused on actively engaging key decision makers in support of school-based/school-linked afterschool programs, particularly in underserved communities. Currently 50 statewide afterschool networks are funded to coordinate and influence the systems that support the success of children and young people.