Michigan After-School Partnership

The Michigan After-School Partnership (MASP) provides statewide leadership to build and sustain high-quality afterschool programs for children and youth in all communities throughout the state. MASP's vision is that all Michigan children and youth will have the opportunity to participate in high-quality afterschool programs that support their success through social, cultural, physical, and intellectual development.

Current Projects and Initiatives: 
  • MASP is working to cultivate key legislative leadership to drive a four year policy plan to develop a sustainable state funding stream for after-school across the state.
  • Collaboration continues with the Michigan Afterschool Association to provide workshop and training offerings at state-wide, regional and local events to coordinate with licensing requirements and correlate to the adopted state school-age standards and core competencies, with particular attention to STEM education.
  • Work is continuing to expand the digital open badges pilot and create a STEM Endorsement to the Michigan School-Age Youth Development Credential.
  • MASP Nutrition Outreach VISTA is working to eliminate barriers to accessing food programs.
  • MASP has been working closely with the Office of Education Improvement and Innovation, part of the Department of Education, to develop competency based career tech education through STEM pipelines and after-school/expanded learning.