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Out-of-School Time (OST) is supervised programming that youth regularly participate in before school, after school, and during summer break. These programs keep young people safe, provide child care for working families, and organize activities that help youth develop skills and improve academically. Sometimes, these programs are collectively referred to as “afterschool”.

OST in Iowa

Mizzen by Mott

FREE Out-Of-School-Time Curriculum

Download Mizzen by Mott, the free out-of-school time app for high-quality lesson plans, activities, and curriculum to use in your afterschool and summer programs.

Mizzen by Mott is a new app built with and for afterschool professionals to provide high-quality, engaging learning content to the afterschool field. As champions for children, you’re doing everything you can during this time to keep youth safe and continue to serve them. We also know you’re doing all you can to support your staff. You have risen to the challenge in every way.

To meet the needs of this moment, the Mizzen team has added new activity playlists and multi-week modules that can be done at home or in small-group settings. The app’s content focuses on youth learning and well-being and is provided by organizations like Jazz at Lincoln Center, the California Academy of Sciences, After-School All-Stars, OregonAsk and VentureLab. Through support from the Mott Foundation, the app and all of its content are available for FREE to afterschool providers.
Please let us know how this works for you and what other kinds of content you may find helpful. We’ll be sure to pass along what we hear directly to the app team.


Features Include:

  • High-quality content from top afterschool curriculum experts. Mizzen offers over 1,000 pieces of content that foster learning and well-being through activities in arts, STEM, literacy, digital media and entrepreneurship. Examples include:

    • Jazz, Blues and Music from Jazz at Lincoln Center;

    • Learning Scientific Sketching from California Academy of Sciences;

    • Making Comics from OregonASK;

    • Youth Voice from YouthQuest; and

    • Intro to Entrepreneurship from VentureLab

  • Pro Tips & organizational tools that help you hone your skills, address challenges and opportunities, and bring content to life — whether delivered in person or virtually. Features like scheduling and messaging will support your planning, coordination and communications.

Download now onto your smartphone or tablet!

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