Events & Opportunities

Ignite Afterschool connects communities across Minnesota in the shared effort to provide engaging, hands-on activities to all young people outside of the school day. This collective effort grows stronger whenever we have the opportunity to meet up and work together on the issues we face in our individual work, in our communities, and across Minnesota.

This page serves as the community board where those opportunities are posted. You’ll find the latest job opportunities, trainings, working meetings, and other events from Ignite Afterschool, its network partners, and youth-serving organizations that align with our network goals. Our staff will update the page with official network events, but we encourage network partners and community organizations to post any events or opportunities, provided they meet our submission guidelines. Of course, if you're just here to view the latest opportunities and events, keep scrolling!

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Opportunities for afterschool and youth development professionals and organizations

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Apply Now: Propel SEL Professional Learning Community

Is your youth-serving organization interested in building capacity to embed social emotional learning (SEL) into your organization’s daily work? Apply to participate in the Propel SEL Professional Learning Community! Propel SEL Info Sheet Propel SEL Application (PDF) Propel SEL Online Application (Link to SurveyMonkey applicaton) Propel SEL is a 12-month action learning project for 2-4 […]

Media Alert: Lights On Afterschool Celebration at the Weisman Art Museum

Thursday, Oct. 26 marks the 18th annual Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide celebration of the important role afterschool programs play in helping young people do better in school and make positive choices, supporting working families, and preparing our next generation for success. Ignite Afterschool is hosting a special Lights On Afterschool event at the Weisman […]

Register Now for Lights On Afterschool 2017

Lights On Afterschool 2017: Across MN and at the Weisman October 26th is the 18th annual Lights On Afterschool (LoA), a day for afterschool programs across the country to celebrate the role afterschool programs play for youth, families, and communities. Ignite Afterschool will be supporting youth programs across Minnesota to host their own community events, […]

Help Elevate Afterschool! Share Your Afterschool Story with Ignite

Ignite Afterschool is ramping up efforts to educate the public about the power and value of afterschool opportunities in the lives of young people. It’s time to elevate the voice of youth workers, teachers, parents, and community leaders to tell their #AfterschoolSuccess story. We also want to document stories that highlight the need for more […]