Places to Get Support

Need more hands-on support to strengthen your program? This page connects you to afterschool and youth development professionals within the Ignite Afterschool network who can provide more personalized supports to help develop your program. Simply scroll through the profiles and click on them to see the full details. Ignite Afterschool hasn't vetted the resources or services offered here, but they've all been submitted by trusted partners in our network. 

Don't see yourself or your organization represented here? Click here to submit your info and apply to be listed on this page as a resource provider for afterschool and youth development professionals.

Brandi Olson Consulting

Areas of Expertise Program Design Continuous Improvement Cycles Data + Measurement Logic Models About Impact Mapping + Measurement is how I teach organizations to define, measure, adjust, and grow the good their programs can do.  I help them make sense of their data, so they can use it in tandem with their expertise to make […]

Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner

Areas of Expertise Youth program quality Curriculum planning and design Assessment and evaluation Community building Youth development Bridging research and practice About Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner has more than 20 years experience in the overlapping fields of youth development, community change, and evaluation. She currently runs her own business, consulting with community-based and educational organizations to strengthen […]

University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development

Areas of Expertise Foundations of positive youth development Youth engagement Culturally responsive youth work Leadership and supervision Intentional program design Dilemmas in youth work Youth program quality self-study About We are committed to expanding the knowledge and strengthening the practices of adults working with and on behalf of young people. Our educational programs for youth […]

Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA)

Areas of Expertise Youth Intervention Front-line Staff Development On-demand Library of trainings Working with At-Risk Youth Alcohol, drugs, and tobacco LGBT Experiential Education (in partnership with Voyager Outward Bound) Mental Health Working with Traumatized Youth Multicultural Trainings About For more than 30 years YIPA has been providing professional development services to adults working with youth. […]

Youth Work Learning Lab – University of Minnesota

Areas of Expertise Training, consultation and toolkits on Program Quality Assessment using the YPQA Designing continuous program improvement systems and plans Youth Voice and Leadership Intentional program design Supportive relationships and environment Organizational management Youth participatory evaluation. About Deborah has worked to understand how to improve youth program quality through research, writing, teaching and consultation […]