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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.