New Mexico

New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network

The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) brings together policymakers, educators, childcare providers, youth development workers and other stakeholders interested in ensuring positive youth development opportunities and outcomes through afterschool programs. The mission of NMOST is to create, strengthen and sustain a statewide system of support for quality afterschool programs and the vision is for there to be quality afterschool programs for all children, youth and families in New Mexico.

Current Projects and Initiatives: 
  • The NMOST Quality Subcommittee has developed Draft Quality Afterschool Standards that are intended to be used by entities and sites to build capacity, plan for sustainability and to guide decisions regarding best practices. A final draft of NMOST standards have been developed with 21st CCLC, NMOST membership and community input.

  • NMOST is implementing the statewide strategic plan for quality afterschool program and the marketing/communications plan to expand membership and facilitate collaboration, technical assistance, policy development and other critical activities needed to inform program planning and implementation. There are currently more than 140 members.

  • NMOST secured support from the NM Department of Health – Office of School Health and the NM Public Education Department – Student Nutrition Bureau.

  • NMOST's annual afterschool conference, Fall Into Place, will be held on November 17-18, 2017.