Join Ignite’s Afterschool STEM Learning Community

Join the Afterschool STEM Learning Community to advance high-quality STEM learning in afterschool and summer programs!

Ignite Afterschool is now accepting applications for the Afterschool STEM Learning Community. Up to 15 program spots are available, and applications are due Aug 29th!

Whether your program is just beginning to explore how to provide quality STEM learning experiences, or you’ve been looking to strengthen your existing STEM practices, this Learning Community is for you!


Why participate in the Afterschool STEM Learning Community?
Programs that participate will see the following benefits:

  • Minnesota’s New Afterschool STEM Effective Practices Guide.
    Up to 5 physical copies of the new Believe It. Build It. STEM Guide.
  • Afterschool STEM Professional Development (PD) Opportunities
    PD resources and trainings tailored to meet your identified needs.
  • Free Support for STEM-specific data collection and analysis
    Ignite and our national technical assistance providers will help your program use the Common Instrument youth STEM interest survey and interpret the data to deliver insights to inform programming.
  • Opportunities to learn and work with a community of peers
    Participate with peers across MN in an in-person kick-off meeting and bi-monthly check-in calls to share resources and lessons learned.

Still have questions? You can join us for an informational webinar on August 17th, from 9:30-10:30am to learn more details about the timeline, supports, and resources.

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