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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Celebrate Mozilla Maker Party!

We’re excited to be partnering with Mozilla to celebrate teaching and learning the web with Maker Party. Through thousands of community-run events around the world, Maker Party unites educators, organizations and enthusiastic Internet users of all ages and skill levels. Ignite Afterschool believes this global effort is a great opportunity to teach web literacy and […]

Youth Science Day

We’re thrilled about a great opportunity for youth to have fun and explore their interest in STEM through hands-on activities with their peers. Make sure to spread the word to the young people in your program or your community, so they know about Youth Science Day! Here’s the event description, from our partners at the Science Museum […]

The Power of Afterschool: A Southeast Minnesota Regional Convening

Please join us for “The Power of Afterschool: Successful Youth, Thriving Communities,” a regional convening for stakeholders across southeastern Minnesota engaged in afterschool, youth development, education, and local government. This event will be an opportunity to discuss how to strengthen afterschool programs in our communities and across Minnesota. You’ll have the chance to learn about current research on […]

Big Ideas for Afterschool: A Regional Convening for NE Minnesota

Ignite Afterschool, together with the Northland Foundation, the Blandin Foundation, and the Duluth YMCA, are calling community leaders and stakeholders throughout Northeastern Minnesota to join us for “Big Ideas for Afterschool,” on May 28th. This regional convening is an opportunity to discus, share ideas, and think big about a variety of topics related to afterschool and summer […]