Policy

Advocating Together For Minnesota’s Young People

Every community has unique needs. At the same time, we all want to advance policy that breaks down common barriers — issues like transportation, funding, coordinated data systems — that prevent youth from experiencing the full benefits of afterschool.

To help unite the diverse afterschool field around a shared understanding of priorities and impacts, Ignite Afterschool brings all perspectives to the table. This includes not only the expertise of our statewide partners, but the latest research and information from across the country as well. From that collective input, we’re developing issue briefs that demonstrate how afterschool helps everyone in Minnesota.

These issue briefs are already raising awareness of the benefits of afterschool among decision-makers and the public.  We invite you to take a look and use them to help advocate for policies that benefit afterschool and summer programming throughout the state. More issue briefs are on the way; sign up for updates to get them hot off the press.