Here’s the latest news and events from the Ignite Afterschool network.
Ignite Afterschool is ramping up efforts to educate the public about the power and value of afterschool opportunities in the lives of young people. It’s time to elevate the voice of youth workers, teachers, parents, and community leaders to tell their #AfterschoolSuccess story. We also want to document stories that highlight the need for more […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]