Spread the Word: Kids Eat Free This Summer!

This summer, the Ohio Department of Education is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program, providing children with free, healthy meals.

It’s easy to participate and no sign up is required. Simply call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or visit education.ohio.gov/KidsEat for meal times and locations.

The Summer Food Service Program ensures children ages 18 and under continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer break from school, when they do not have access to school breakfast or lunch. Children with disabilities and approved individualized education programs may participate through age 21.

“Giving children access to a healthy meal during the summer months is very important,” said Dr. Lonny J. Rivera, interim superintendent of public instruction. “The Summer Food Service Program brings communities together in making sure children have the nourishment they need to remain healthy.”

Many Ohio parents and caregivers continue to make difficult choices every day in order to provide for their families. In many cases, this leaves Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens, our children and youth, struggling with hunger daily.

In 2015, more than 50,000 Ohio children received free daily meals last year through the Summer Food Service Program with the help of 201 sponsoring agencies and 1,781 feeding sites.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Ohio Department of Education.


Staff Development and Family Engagement Webinar

21st CCLC Midwest FERP Community of Practice Monthly Webinar: Staff Development & Family Engagement

Join 21st CCLC programs from across the Midwest for this one-hour webinar, hosted by Midwest Family Engagement Resource Provider (FERP) Jackie Garvey from Manhattan Strategy Group. June’s discussion will focus on staff development related to family engagement. Date & Time: Jun 23rd, 2016 11:00 AM (EST)  Please note:

  • Registration is required to participate in this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/e5c4ca352d04caa0c5b9141539e44ee6
  • Participants of this webinar represent 2 time zones – Eastern and Central. This webinar is scheduled according to Eastern Standard Time. Please plan to join according to your own time zone. 
  • Please plan to log on 5-10 before the start of the webinar


Sustainability Training Update

Keep the Lights On Sustainability Training Update

SUSTAINABILITY PLANS – Thanks so much to those of you who have submitted your sustainability plans. Just a reminder that we’d like to have those plans turned in by next week on Wednesday, June 15 . Please forward them on to your Sustainability Trainers or to OAN at director@ohioafterschoolnetwork.org.

*NEW* REGIONAL FOLLOW UP SUSTAINABILITY MEETINGS –  We are now offering optional Regional Follow Up Sustainability Meetings.These 2 hour long meetings will allow you technical assistance time with the trainers and your peers in the field to dig deeper into some of your biggest sustainability issues.  There is no cost to attend this meeting, but please register in Eventbrite with the link below.

Northwest Ohio – Tuesday, June 21st from 9AM – 11AM @ United Way of Greater Toledo with Sommer Claybourne and Faith McGlown

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northwest-ohio-follow-up-sustainability-meeting-tickets-25904379697

Northeast Ohio – Wednesday, June 22 from 10AM – 12PM @ Neighborhood Leadership Institute with Stacey Gepperth and Nancy Baxter

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northeast-ohio-follow-up-sustainability-meeting-tickets-25904471973

Southwest Ohio – Thursday, June 23 from 8AM – 10AM @ Red Cross of Greater Cincinnati with Todd Moore and Brandi Slaughter

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southwest-ohio-follow-up-sustainability-meeting-tickets-25905161034

Southeast Ohio – Wednesday June 29 from 10AM – 12PM @ Athens Public Library with Brenda DeGori and Mary Jo Sabetta

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-ohio-follow-up-sustainability-meeting-tickets-25911240217

Central Ohio – Thursday, June 30th from 10AM-12PM @ Action For Children with Brittany Jackson and Annette Hank

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/central-ohio-follow-up-sustainability-meeting-tickets-25824368381

*NEW* SAVE THE DATE FOR WEBINARS – Please save the date for sustainability webinars with Collaborative Communications! These webinars will be held on Monday, August 22 from 1:00PM – 2:00PM and Thursday, August 25 from 10:00AM – 11:00AM. Call in information for these webinars will be coming soon!