Topics describing the latest news from the New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST).

Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 through Summer Learning

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Recently, I attended a webinar entitled: “Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 through Summer Learning and Enrichment,” hosted by the national Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety. As we look towards summer, and plan for summer learning programs this year, there are 4 key takeaways from the expertise of the individuals presenting at this webinar that I would like to share. 
 

Safety by design: how can we make sure OST is truly a safe space for youth in our communities?

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The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, failed to take safety precautions to protect children from sexual predators in their programs for decades. It is time to break the silence around child abuse. As the Executive Director of NMOST, I am choosing to step up to initiate this difficult conversation, and advocating for a safe place for children after 3 pm.

Self-care Series, Part 5: Jeff Sweats the Small Stuff

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NMOST Director of Policy and Communication, Jeff McConaughy, discusses the need to build and maintain a self-care toolkit, filling your senses to keep mind and body connected, and asking for help when needed. And we all need help sometimes.

Self-Care Series, Part 4: Ethan Needs to Live in the Moment and Celebrate Simple Things in Life

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NMOST STEM VISTA, Ethan Greene, shares how his practice of self-care has shifted since COVID-19. He has found that living in the present moment, celebrating simple things in his day-to-day, and forgiving himself for not feeling 100% all the time are key. 

Self-Care Series, Part 3: Caitlin needs to stay connected

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Caitlin Everhart, one of our STEM VISTAs, shares her take on self-care since COVID-19 and the importance of staying connected despite the isolating time we are living in. If you or someone on your staff has insight into how to manage stress in current times, or would like to share their self-care routine, please reach out to Sophia Rose at srose@nmost.org and you can write a guest post for us. Let's keep this series going! 

 

Self Care Series, Part 2: Kaski needs time outside to vibe

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This week we hear from Program Coordinator, Kaski Suzuki, on his self-care routine and how his relationship with his body has changed over the last year or so. He says, "I always joke around that my body and I became besties in 2020, which we kind of did." If you or someone on your staff has insight into how to manage stress in current times, or would like to share their self-care routine, please reach out to Sophia Rose at srose@nmost.org and you can write a guest post for us. Let's keep this series going! 

Self-Care Series, Part 1: Sophia needs movement to get through her day!

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Introducing our new self-care series! How do you practice self-care? Between COVID-19, record numbers of forest fires, and a nail-biting election, I think it’s fair to say we had a stressful year. As part of our focus on Wellness on Tuesdays we are happy to introduce a new self-care series written by NMOST staff. If you or someone on your staff have any hot tips on how to manage stress and practice self-care in your daily WFH life, please reach out to Sophia Rose at srose@explora.us and you can write a guest post for us to keep the series going! 

 


  
 

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