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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For networking and professional development opportunties

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Post a Job or Funding Opportunity

Opportunities for afterschool and youth development professionals and organizations

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Join our June Regional Meetings!

Watch out for Ignite Afterschool staff in your region this June! With the help of our Regional Igniter partners, we’re holding 4 regional meetings across the state to advance afterschool opportunities and drive the work of our network. Click each to learn more and RSVP. Presenting at the EPIC Conference in Willmar on June 4th. Hosting […]

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 […]

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 […]