How Can You Get Involved in the Network?
Are you an OST program provider, parent, youth or community member interested in the field of OST? Mini-Networks are forming in communities across Nevada!
Click below for more information on the Mini-Network in your community. If you are interested in joining a Mini-Network, click on the link to the Co-Chair in your community.
Don't see your community listed? Click on "Start a New Mini-Network" and fill out a volunteer application to get the process started.
Leadership Volunteers: Apply Today!
The Nevada Afterschool Network recruiting leadership volunteers for our Board of Directors, Statewide Leadership Team, Community Mini-Networks, Internships, and specific Work Groups that do the work of the network. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a part of our volunteer team, please click on the link below and apply. Read the corresponding volunteer team description that you are most interested in before you apply. We will get back with you shortly with more information!
board of directors
Board of Directors - We will be soon incorporating as an independent non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The Board has fiscal responsibility for the organization (approves and oversees the annual budget); chairs advisory committees and workgroups; hears advisory committee feedback and uses it to promote policy, training and outreach for out-of-school time programs across Nevada; assists in meeting the fundraising and financial goals of the organization (provides help through personal donations, assistance with attracting corporate donors, assistance with network fundraisers and events, etc.); and ensures that the strategic goals of the organization are met.
The Board meets quarterly, or more often as needed.
Statewide Leadership Team (SLT)
Statewide Leadership Team (SLT) - This team directs the work of the Community Mini-Networks and Work Groups in concert with the Network’s Executive Director. The team represents both geographic and programmatic elements through its volunteers. The team is made up of individuals statewide who are currently leaders in out-of-school-time programs in the northern, southern and rural parts of the State. The SLT also includes at least one parent representative and the Chair of the Youth Advisory Committee. Finally, the team includes a representative from the State Department of Education and at least one representative from each of the following program types: 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Parks and Recreation, Children’s Cabinet, city or county municipalities, Cooperative Extension, Boys and Girls Clubs, for-profit and non-profit based OST programs, early childhood programs with OST programs attached, faith based programs, summer only programs and other programs with multiple sites. The size of the team caps at 20 members serving two or three year terms.
This Team provides the Board of Directors with timely advice and recommendations on policy issues, curriculum development, marketing and outreach, fundraising and other topics of interest to the Network. This team reviews the work of all other committees and work groups and provides final recommendations to the Board of Directors in implementing the organization’s strategic plan.
The Statewide Leadership Team meets every other month, or more often as needed.
Community Mini-Networks – These volunteer teams are primarily county-based, but may be made up of geographic regions that make sense to group together. The goal of the mini-networks is to bring together out-of-school time providers, parents youth and other community members to advance the field of out-of-school-time programming; promote the adoption of the OST Quality Standards for Nevada and provide the Statewide Leadership Team with community specific information and needs.
Each Mini-Network adopts a geographic area (i.e. Washoe, Clark, Carson/Douglas, Elko, etc.) and is led by an executive team made up of two co-chairs and a secretary sitting for two and three year terms. Any OST provider, OST staff member, parent, youth or community member interested in OST may join a mini-network. Individuals on the mini-networks are invited to participate in Network work groups to accomplish the business of the Network.
Community Mini-Networks meet every other month or more often depending on the needs of the community.
Internships are one semester in length (and may be renewable) and are specialized to the student and depend on the projects currently under development at the network. The Network plans to fill internship positions focusing on social media, marketing/outreach, non-profit fundraising, and quality improvement research.
Work groups meet at least monthly when a project is in place or more often as needed.
Policy Work Group - This team is made up of individuals interested in working on policy projects related to out-of-school time programs in Nevada. Work may include Network internal policies focused on the operations and goals of the organization and external policies focused on statewide policies and quality improvement for programs.
Professional Development Work Group - This team is made up of individuals interested in working on training opportunities for members of the Network. Work may include reviewing and providing recommendations for existing curricula, "Nevada-izing" existing curriculum to fit needs of programs in Nevada, developing new training opportunities, and assisting with bi-annual member conference preparation.
Marketing & Outreach Work Group - This team works to develop marketing messages and materials to promote the business of the Network and reviews materials for media campaigns that may be promoted by the organization and will participate as leaders for local outreach events, such as Lights On Afterschool each October.
Fundraising & Events Work Group - This team works to pursue and develop existing and new funding streams to promote the work of the Network. Work in this group may include grant development, identifying private and corporate funding streams, event planning and implementation, and volunteering at fundraising events, etc.
The Carson/Douglas Mini-Network will start meeting soon! Check back for dates, times and locations.
Join us on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 4-6 pm at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada as we celebrate Lights On Afterschool with the rest of the Nation! Come learn more about the importance of afterschool and enjoy an ice cream sundae on us!