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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Opportunities for afterschool and youth development professionals and organizations

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]