NM After 3PM Series

The 2021 New Mexico Legislative Session started January 19th, so it's time to discuss the many ways in which OST is essential to New Mexico's children and youth, families, communities, and businesses. Learn more and prepare yourself to raise your voice in support of out-of-school time to your representatives in the Roundhouse. NMOST is hosting a series of conversations about topics of interest to the OST community to help educate and inform parents, program administrators and facilitators, policymakers, and other stakeholders. 

Past Events:

Fourth in the series from Thursday, February 25th from 10am - 11:30am

Topic: Libraries as a Resource & Partner for expanding OST Programming in New Mexico

  • Valerie Bellson; Zuni Public Library
  • Janice Kowemy, Laguna Public Library
  • Flo Trujillo, Farmington Public Library (retired)
  • Jackie Thornton, Farmington Boys & Girls Club (Unfortunately, Jackie was unable to present due to technical issues.)
  • Heidi Heidgerken & Katie Doyle, Wonders on Wheels

Presentation Materials and Links:

Recording from Session #4:

Third in the series from Thursday, February 11th from 10am - 11:30am 

Topic: STEM Learning in a Virtual World

  • Rebecca Calhoun: Program Manager at Girls, Inc of Santa Fe
  • Laura Martinez, Program Specialist with the New Mexico State University STEM Outreach Center
  • Allison Brody, Director of Career Pathways, Explora Science Center & Children's Museum
  • Larry Heard, STEM Outreach Specialist, Air Force Research Laboratory STEM Academy

Presentation Materials and Links:

Recording from Session #3:

Second in the Series on Thursday, January 28th from 10AM - 11:30AM

Topic: Community Schools: Opportunities and Barriers for OST

Guest Presenters:

  • Katarina Sandoval: Deputy Secretaty of Education, New Mexico Public Education Department
  • Marangellie Trujillo: Community Schools and Extended Learning Coordinator, New Mexico Public Education Department
  • José Muñoz: Director of Coalition for Community Schools, Institute for Educational Leadership
  • Danette Townsend: Executive Director, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County (ABC) Community Schools
  • Shawn Morris: Principal, Robert F. Kennedy Charter School
  • Tony Smith: CEO, Whyspeople

Presentation Materials and Links:

Recording of Session #2:

Q&A Follow up (answers received either in the chat during the session or via email after-the-fact):  Q & A PDF


Past events:

Kickoff Event: Thursday, January 14th at 10AM

Topic: Gaps in OST Opportunity

Guest presentaters:

  • Howie Morales: New Mexico's Lietenant Governor and afterschool champion, Howie Morales, kicks off our series with an introduction discussing the importance of afterschool for New Mexico families and communities. 
  • Jen Rinehart: Sr. Vice-President for Research & Policy for the Afterschool Alliance, Jen joined the Alliance in 2002 and established the Afterschool Alliance's Washington, D.C., office. Jen takes a primary role in the Afterschool Alliance's coalition building, policy and research efforts, and serves as a spokesperson for the organization. 
  • Colby Wilson: CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico,Colby has been a part of the Boys & Girls Clubs movement for nearly 20 years. He believes strongly that through meaningful partnership and collaboration the Boys & Girls Club can be part of the solution to many of the issues that we all care so much about.  
  • Alisa Diehl: Sr. Education Attorney, NM Center on Law & Poverty, Alisa Diehl joined the Center in June 2020 as a senior education attorney, and a member of the legal team for the Yazzie plaintiffs in Yazzie/Martinez vs. State of New Mexico.
  • Conroy Chino: Acoma Pueblo, Tribal Education Alliance, Conroy is from the Acoma Pueblo and works with the Tribal Education Alliance.

Presentation Materials:

Recording of Session #1 (Note: due to technical issues, the first part of the Lt. Governor's statement is missing):




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