Inspire Learning and Innovation | Q & A with Michigan Lt. Governor on his "Grow & Go" playlists in Mizzen

Nov 18, 2021 2:39:29 PM
This fall and winter, Mizzen by Mott will roll out three new playlists curated for the afterschool field by Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II. Read More

New ways to infuse jazz, language arts and STEM into your afterschool program

Nov 11, 2021 10:50:23 AM

In July and August, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Foundation’s Inc. premiered a new set of activities in Mizzen that are bringing the swing to afterschool programs.

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Discover the Power of Youth Media with Student Reporting Labs on November 17

Nov 1, 2021 1:45:00 PM

The end of the fall semester is fast approaching and planning for 2022’s spring semester is here. Are you trying to identify new ways to spark students’ learning and keep them engaged after school?

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Carlos Santini shares his vision for Mizzen by Mott

Oct 30, 2021 10:20:00 AM

How will Mizzen shine a spotlight on afterschool innovation? How can school-day and out-of-school time educators team up to advance equity? How can the afterschool field help young people and families navigate the pandemic and recovery?

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Change the Equation

Sep 20, 2021 2:43:36 PM

Meet three Mizzen content creators who are transforming STEM learning

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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 creation...

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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 is...

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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 Foundation...

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