COMMUNICATION TOOLKIT

Out-of-school time programs and organizations have a variety of stakeholders including parents, school day staff, funders, community leaders, other policy makers, etc. The information contained in the Communication Toolkit is intended to help you advocate for out-of-school time programming and why your program makes a difference. There are resources as well as tips and tricks. If you would like to see something additional included in the toolkit, please email Anna Almerico at aalmerico@jannus.org. Enjoy!

ADVOCACY/ MESSAGING TO PUBLIC

Messaging is important when talking to the public. These message guides, created by the Afterschool Alliance, contain information about specific benefits of out-of-school time. This section also contains OST talking points with Idaho data.

MESSAGE GUIDE: HELPING KIDS LEARN AND GROW

Credit: Afterschool Alliance

MESSAGE RESEARCH DECK

Credit: Lake Research Partners and The Tarrance Group

This section contains message guides specifically about 21st CCLC programs.
Social media is a great way to spread the word about your program. Learn about social media best practices, including size guides, and access a variety of videos that are ready to post.

MEDIA DIRECTORIES FOR IDAHO

Check here for several media directories. These contain information about where to send op-eds or press releases.

OP-ED TEMPLATE

Credit: Afterschool Alliance

EXAMPLE 1

Published in Idaho Statesman on July 22, 2016

EXAMPLE 2

Published in Idaho State Journal on July 12, 2018

EXAMPLE 3

Published June 2017

POLICY

Would you like to have the mayor, a school board member, or your region's legislator visit your program? This website produced by Afterschool Alliance will help you plan every element of the site visit.
Idaho AEYC published an Advocacy Toolkit. Though the focus is on advocating for early childhood education, the content is still applicable to those advocating for out-of-school time.
Who are your legislators? Use this website to find out.

SUSTAINABILITY

This section contains information about funding sources. Eventually it will contain tips and tricks about grant writing.
Do you depend on fundraising for part of your yearly budget? This section will help you in your fundraising efforts.

FUNDRAISING TOOLKIT

Created by Idaho Out-of-School Network

REGIONAL DATA

From 2015 - 2017, in conjunction with the University of Idaho, the Idaho Out-of-School Network conducted a survey of out-of-school programs throughout the state of Idaho. In 2018, it conducted an additional survey on the landscape of STEM in out-of-school programs in Idaho. The results from these surveys have been summarized in fact sheets for the various regions. These fact sheets describe the landscape as well as highlight needs in each region in Idaho. These sheets can be shared with stakeholders.

REGION 1 FACT SHEET

Counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone.

REGION 2 FACT SHEET

Counties: Clearwater, Idaho. Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce.

REGION 3 FACT SHEET

Counties: Adams, Boise, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley, Washington. Ada and Canyon counties are not included.

ADA COUNTY FACT SHEET

Ada County is part of Region 3, but due to its high population, it has its own fact sheet.

CANYON COUNTY FACT SHEET

Canyon County is part of Region 3, but due to its high population, it has its own fact sheet.

REGION 4 FACT SHEET

Counties: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls.

REGION 5 FACT SHEET

Counties: Bannock, Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power.

REGION 6 FACT SHEET

Counties: Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Teton.

STEM

In 2018, in conjunction with the Idaho STEM Action Center, the Idaho Out-of-School Network conducted a survey of out-of-school programs throughout the state of Idaho in order to learn the landscape of STEM programs and activities in out-of-school time. Below is the report.
Education Commission of the States put together this report on the state of STEM in Idaho.

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHTS (COMING SOON)

If you are interested in creating a program spotlight similar to the example below, please contact us. We are hoping to create several program spotlights highlighting a variety of programs across the state of Idaho.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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