Maine

Maine AfterSchool Network

The purpose of the Maine After School Network (MASN) is to enable every child to have access to quality, inclusive, affordable after school programming that meets the needs of the child, the family and the community. MASN serves as a hub for collaborative efforts that will enable every child to have access to quality, inclusive, affordable afterschool programming which meets the needs of the child, the family and the community.

Accomplishments: 
  • Advocacy events included statewide Lights On! at the 4 Children’s Discovery Museums in Maine in Augusta, Bangor, Portland and Rockland.  This event included local Mayoral proclamations of Lights On! day as well as a statewide proclamation from Governor LePage.

  • The Maine Network has joined the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine located in Augusta. This new partnership aligns our work more closely with the early childhood quality training being done in the state through the Child Development Block Grant.

  • The Maine Network provides Beyond the Bell Toolkit technical assistance for programs who need help starting or improving services.

Current Projects and Initiatives: 
  • The Maine Network is working with afterschool programs to create alignment with the formal school day as the education model in Maine shifts towards a Proficiency Based Diploma.