Policy and Advocacy

Since there is no one department, organization, or agency responsible for afterschool and summer programming in Maryland, MOST plays a key role in connecting systems, programs, and resources.  With the Maryland Coalition for Community Schools (MD4CS), MOST supports the alignment of community schools and out-of-school time initiatives.

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Our policy work has focused on:

  • Advocating for expanded funding for afterschool and summer programming and community schools.
  • Supporting increased awareness, coordination, and collaboration across systems.

MOST organizes several events each year to educate and engage a variety of audiences and participates in a wide variety of coalitions and committees to support connections across youth issues.


To stay connected to Federal Policy we encourage our network to follow:


For Maryland youth and education policy updates keep in touch with: