Five fun ways to supercharge the power of play

Jul 26, 2021 12:13:52 PM

The American Academy of Pediatrics has said, “Play is fundamentally important for learning 21st-century skills, such as problem-solving, collaboration and creativity.”

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Encouraging Youth Voice and Leadership with Project-Based Activities Outside

Jun 17, 2021 1:35:18 PM

Q&A with Rachel Kessler, Oregon Afterschool and Summer for Kids

Warmer weather in summer and fall offers many opportunities to create fun, inspiring learning experiences in the great outdoors. We caught up with Rachel Kessler, a learning design coordinator with Oregon Afterschool and Summer for...

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Bring Environmental Education and Recycling Lessons to Your Afterschool Program

Jun 1, 2021 1:22:09 PM

A guest blog by Republic Services

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates about 75% of waste in America is recyclable. However, only 30% of it actually gets recycled. Teaching students and young children the value of recycling will help increase good recycling habits and support the...

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5 Mindfulness Tips for Afterschool Leaders by Monica Marie Jones

Mar 30, 2021 2:03:53 PM

As youth development professionals our focus is often solely on the development of the whole child. In our dedication to this important work, we tend to neglect something just as essential, the development of the whole adult. In order to be of the highest and best service to our young people, it...

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Working together to create a seamless learning environment

Mar 5, 2021 2:05:07 PM

Q&A with Nefertari “Tari” Jones, program director, YouthQuest

YouthQuest is a research-based afterschool program in Flint, Michigan, offered at no-cost to families, and designed to align with national best practices and standards. YouthQuest is made possible through support from the Mott...

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Celebrating Black History Month and Honoring #BlackExcellence in the Mizzen by Mott App

Feb 9, 2021 1:16:14 PM

History of Black History Month  

This year marks the 45th consecutive celebration of Black History Month, which was first recognized by President Gerald R. FordIn 1976, President Ford encouraged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too often neglected accomplishments of Black...

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Empower your students to think like entrepreneurs

Jan 26, 2021 1:06:22 PM

We’re proud to introduce a new Mizzen content partner, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), and share their exciting module of activities on youth entrepreneurship.

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Mizzen’s Greatest Hits of 2020

Jan 20, 2021 4:19:35 PM

You’re setting records. From inspiring creativity in the arts and STEM to supporting students’ social and emotional wellbeing, you’ve found engaging and powerful ways to use Mizzen to help young people keep connected and continue learning. By popular demand, here are your Top 20 Mizzen...

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Creative Activities to Spark Entrepreneurship

Dec 15, 2020 2:58:51 PM

As we approach the new year, this is a great time to begin thinking about how to incorporate youth entrepreneurship into your afterschool program. To help, we’re proud to spotlight exciting activities in Mizzen from VentureLab that foster an entrepreneurial mindset and let your students’...

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23 Days of Fun, Healthy and Creative Activities for December

Nov 30, 2020 1:19:30 PM

With winter afoot, during a school year like no other, are you looking for fun, healthy and restorative activities you can share with children and youth?

23 Days of Fun, Healthy and Creative Activities for December offers just that.

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