Here’s the latest news and events from the Ignite Afterschool network.

Register for Youth Day at the Capitol – March 21

Register for this Free Event What is Youth Day at the Capitol? YDAC is an event connecting youth, educators, and youth workers around the legislative process through trainings on advocacy, civic engagement, and leadership. Hear from local celebrity change makers Meet with your legislator And More! Questions: What’s the schedule like? Is food provided? What […]

Afterschool STEM Learning Community and STEM Guide Launches Today

Ignite Afterschool believes every young person should have the opportunity to discover their passions and imagine their future in afterschool. We’re excited to release our Believe It. Build It. STEM Guide and Afterschool STEM Learning Community today to help all young people explore their interest in science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM) in afterschool programs. The Believe […]

M3 Huddle Sessions – Register Now!

All M3 Huddle sessions are open for registration!  Minneapolis Session, Friday, January 20, 2017, 9:30AM-3:30PM CST. This session in partnership with the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board and the Minneapolis Afterschool Network. Greater Twin Cities Metro (Brooklyn Center), Thursday, January 12, 2017, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST. Southeast Huddle Session (Rochester), Thursday, January  12, 2017, 9:00 […]

Minnesota’s Statewide “Lights On Afterschool” Week is Around the Corner

We’re a month out from celebrating Lights On Afterschool in Minnesota and across the country! Communities across Minnesota will celebrate the vital role of afterschool programs from October 17-21, culminating with the national Lights On Afterschool event on October 20th. Read all about how Minnesota plans to celebrate Lights On Afterschool in our press release.

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 […]

Igniting STEM Learning & The Future of Afterschool – Register for Regional Meetings

Ignite Afterschool is coming out for another round of regional meetings in February and early March! In each region, we will be hosting 2 separate sessions. Here’s the details and how to register: The Next Big Thing: Contributing to Ignite’s 3-Year Plan Join Ignite Afterschool, Minnesota’s Afterschool Network, to discuss and contribute to our new […]

Happy Lights On Afterschool! The Believe It. Build It. Contest Winners Are…

Today is the day we’ve been waiting for – Lights On Afterschool! Minnesota will be celebrating afterschool throughout the day with 190+ events at afterschool program sites, official Proclamations from Governor Dayton and other city leaders across the state, and a video message from Senator Al Franken! Click here to see all the ways you can get […]

#LoaMN15 Lights On Afterschool 2015- Celebrating October 22nd, 2015

What is Lights On Afterschool? Lights On Afterschool takes a day, October 22nd, 2015 to celebrate the learning, engagement and fun that occur every day in Afterschool programs around the country. Launched in October 2000, Lights on Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, […]

New Toolkits Page for Believe It. Build It.

Our vision for Believe It. Build It. – Minnesota’s Guide to Effective Afterschool Practices has always been that afterschool providers and youth workers across the state would truly use it in their programs. But we know it’s not that simple. The Believe It. Build It. (BiBi) guidebook has all the instructions for building quality programs, but programs also need the tools […]

Start Planning for Lights On Afterschool 2015!

Celebrate Afterschool in Minnesota! Click here for Minnesota’s 2015 Lights On Afterschool planning toolkit! Lights On Afterschool 2015 is on October 22nd Wondering how your community can celebrate Lights On Afterschool this October? This email should brighten the light bulb above your head! Ignite will be supporting afterschool programs across Minnesota to plan Lights On Afterschool […]