Get Involved

December 12th, 2014 | CTAN

The Central Texas Afterschool Network relies on passionate and dedicated individuals to support our growing Out-of-School Time community. We welcome new members, ideas, resources, and partnerships. We offer many opportunities for you to strengthen your Out-of-School Time programs,  network with professionals in the field, and advocate for a vibrant, more connected community. Here’s how you can get involved with CTAN:

Become a CTAN Member: As a CTAN Member, you will receive access to networking events, Professional Development Training, discounted registration rates for our annual Out-of-School Time Conference, and much more! You will also become part of a growing community of Out-of-School Time programs and professionals that all share a vision for improving the outcomes of children and youth through a system of coordinated, quality programming.

Volunteer: Do you have wordpress knowledge or love to plan events? Then volunteer with us! CTAN is always looking for dedicated individuals that want to share their skills with the Out-of-School Time community.

Donate: CTAN is a non-profit membership organization that is always looking for new donor relationships. Without the generosity of our donors and membership, CTAN would not be able to do the work that we do. By donating to CTAN, you are supporting and improving access to quality Out-of-School Time programs for our children and youth in Central Texas. If you are looking to support your Out-of-School Time community through monetary contributions, donate to CTAN.

Communications and Social Media: CTAN communicates to our network and Out-of-School Time community through a monthly newsletter and social media. If you are not on our emailing list, sign up here! Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn!

Monthly Professional Development Workshops: Each month CTAN hosts a Profesional Development Workshop for Out-of-School Time providers. These trainings are free and open to anyone who works within the Central Texas Out-of-School Time community. Professional Development topics vary however they all aim to improve the quality, partnerships, and collaboration of OST programs and providers. Workshops are generally held on the third Wednesday of every month from 10am to 11:30am (check the schedule for exact dates, times, and other details.)

Networking Events: Every other month, CTAN hosts a networking event to connect Out-of-School Time professionals in the Central Texas community. These informal events are way for afterschool staff to get to know each other, share tips and tricks in the OST world, and explore the Central Texas OST community.

CTAN University Conference: CTAN hosts a full day conference for Out-of-School Time providers each year. The CTAN University Conference provides a day of education and professional development, as well as opportunities to network with other professionals within the OST field that are working to improve quality, access, and collaboration of Out-of-School Time programming in Central Texas.

Breakfast of Champions: Each year CTAN hosts an awards ceremony for Out-of-School Time providers that aims to showcase the impacts made within the Central Texas OST community. Breakfast of Champions also serves as an advocacy and awareness event for OST in order to improve outcomes for children and youth in Central Texas.