The Maryland Out of School Time Network proudly serves as a statewide intermediary sponsor for AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) projects supporting more and better out of school time (OST) programs for Maryland youth.
MOST VISTA members are full-time, paid national service members, who serve with an organization for a one-year term. VISTAs find creative and lasting solutions to build capacity for OST and youth development organizations.
Having served the region for nearly a decade, our AmeriCorps VISTA program members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions.
MOST VISTA Program Highlights:
- Over 100 VISTA members placed at 35+ program sites through MOST
- 18+ VISTA members serving in the 2022 MOST Cohort
- Over $3,000,000 in cash resources raised for OST programs serving youth across Maryland
- MOST VISTAs have recruited and managed over 2466 volunteers, serving a combined total of 16,436 hours
MOST VISTA Program Goals:
- Inspire the future STEM workforce by engaging youth in high quality STEM learning opportunities.
- Support summer programming to combat learning loss and provide healthy, enriching activities for students.
- Help launch innovative projects that expand access, improve quality, facilitate collaboration, and create new initiatives for OST programs statewide.
- Develop a diverse, equity-centered workforce to strengthen the capacity of the youth development field to meet the needs of communities impacted by poverty.
Questions about applying to be a VISTA or becoming a sponsor site? Contact Andrew Neuman at Aneuman@MOSTNetwork.org.