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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Conversations from the Field: Meet Aiko Sato

Nov 2, 2020 2:06:47 PM

Aiko Sato cares deeply about the quality of afterschool and out-of-school time programs. She attended an afterschool program as a child. Today, she is a program manager for Champions in Portland, where she helps to oversee thirteen programs that serve more than 600 children and youth in the...

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5 Fun Ways to Power Arts Education in Afterschool Programs

Oct 5, 2020 1:17:30 PM

Particularly during this time, arts programming is an invaluable way to engage children in a wide range of subjects — from science and math, to language literacy and digital media, to 21st century skills.

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3 Pro Tips for Fall from Mizzen by Mott

Sep 15, 2020 3:10:33 PM

As you carry out fall programming, here are three Pro Tips you’ll find in Mizzen.

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