NMOST Leadership Institute



  • Boost your education and skills through FREE live training, distance learning and ongoing support.
  • Be part of a group of statewide change-makers dedicated to taking out-of-school time to the next level in New Mexico!
  • Develop and strengthen your leadershp skills.
  • Represent and advocate for your community and region.
  • Deepen your understanding of program planning, assessment and evaluation, partnership building, and fundraising.
  • Advocate for expansion of high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs with local and state leaders.








Travel stipend and accommodation will be provided by NMOST!

2019 in-person training sessions:

September 13-15 • November 1-2 • January 24-26


Submit a completed online application form and upload a resume and a letter of intent by midnight on JUNE 14th.

For more details, information or questions on the OST Leadership Institute training program please contact OST Leadership Institute coordinator Elizabeth Barbush at ebarbush@explora.us

The OST Leadership Institute mission is to increase access to out-of-school time programs across New Mexico by providing high quality professional development for emerging out-of-school time leaders working in underserved and vulnerable New Mexico communities.

Who should apply to OST-Leadership Institute?

The OST Leadership Institute is open to OST directors, supervisors, managers, curriculum and education coordinators, as well as local champions.


What is NMOST?

The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) is a network of public and private organizations and community members dedicated to creating, strengthening and sustaining a statewide system of support for out-of-school time programs.


OST Leadership Institute Project Vision:

One of the goals of NMOST’s system building is to increase the availability and equitable access to quality OST programs across the state so that all interested students can participate, no matter their family income or zip code. OST providers in rural, tribal, and low-income communities often do not have the resources or capacity to offer OST programming, including summer programs. Leadership and management skills are crucial to building and delivering effective OST programs. Many OST provider organizations in New Mexico lack key planning, operational and administrative expertise, and because the skills needed in the areas of operational and administrative execution are in great demand all across New Mexico, they are often expensive, and subsequently out-of-reach for many OST provider organizations. NMOST’s efforts in capacity building will be centered on addressing this need through the development of the first Out-of-School Time Leadership Institute in New Mexico for emerging leaders in OST provider organizations. In selecting participants for the first-year cohort, NMOST will prioritize leaders from vulnerable communities working with underrepresented populations.


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About NMOST Network

The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) brings together policymakers, educators, childcare providers, youth development workers, and other stakeholders interested in ensuring positive youth development opportunities and outcomes through out-of-school time programs.

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NMOST Network
1701 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104