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

Urge Sen. Franken to Support Federal Afterschool Funding

Call Senator Franken to urge his support for federal funding of afterschool programs While we’re fighting to restore funding for afterschool in Minnesota, proposals at the federal level are threatening to eliminate the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, recently […]

Thank Governor Dayton for Supporting Afterschool

Thank Governor Dayton for Supporting Afterschool Programs Governor Dayton kicked off his second term and 2015 the right way: by laying out a bold vision for investing in education, including investments in afterschool (his full address is embedded on this page, read the top of page 4 for his remarks on afterschool). This is a […]

Give to the Max Day – Nov 13!

Support Ignite Afterschool on Give to the Max Day! Ignite Afterschool is working to create a vibrant statewide afterschool network, with the power to connect afterschool stakeholders across the state and make their voices heard on issues of afterschool policy and quality. You can support this work by donating to our Give to the Max page, and […]

Find STEM Programs Near You!

We’re excited to announce that our network partners at the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota STEM Network  – in partnership with Boston Scientific  and the MN High Tech Association – are launching a new tool to locate STEM learning opportunities in Minnesota! The site is, and features programs across all of Minnesota […]