Maryland Out of School Time Network

The Maryland Out of School Time Network (MOST) is comprised of community members and groups campaigning for expanded funding, more effective policies and increased program quality to ensure all young people in Maryland have access to activities in the out-of-school time (OST) hours that enable them to achieve in all stages of their development.

Current Projects and Initiatives: 
MOST has embarked on a number of initiatives designed to strengthen the quality of programs and forward innovation in the field, including:
  • AmeriCorps VISTA - MOST serves as a state-wide intermediary for AmeriCorps VISTA projects related to afterschool and summer programs. 
  • Digital Badges - Making the learning that happens in OST programs visible and recognized through virtual micro-credentials.
  • Emerging Leaders - Facilitating a Leadership Development program for individuals who work with older youth in Baltimore City.
  • Healthy Behaviors - Encouraging OST Programs to build healthy environments and incorporate best practices in physical education, food access and nutrition education.
  • Afterschool and Summer Meals - MOST conducts outreach to encourage participation in Federal nutrition programs for youth.
  • Inclusion - Supporting access to OST programs for ALL of Maryland's young people.
  • Literacy - Connecting afterschool and summer programs to efforts to promote literacy and grade-level reading. MOST co-chairs the Expanded Learning Opportunities Workgroup of the Baltimore Grade Level Reading Campaign.
  • STEM - Providing systemic support to OST programs to incorporate high quality STEM learning.
  • Maryland Regional Technovation Challenge - An all-girls STEM/Entrepreneurship competition.
  • Zero Robotics - Learn more about this STEM challenge that's truly out of this world.
  • Youth Program Quality Assessment - Supporting continuous program quality improvement.