Afterschool Communications Toolkit

Welcome! This toolkit is your quick reference guide to the info, materials, and resources you need to effectively communicate the importance of afterschool to various audiences. Make sure to check back often, as we will continue to build out the toolkit to support you in making the case for afterschool in Minnesota. Currently this toolkit includes:

Ignite Afterschool Key Messages

The Power of Afterschool PowerPoint Presentation Slides & Notes (PowerPoint Version)

The Take Action Calendar - Key Dates & Events

Click the links to download these resources individually, or click below to download the toolkit materials as a single PDF.


These resources are meant to provide you with the supports you need to engage key audiences to build support for afterschool, including:

  • Grassroots Stakeholders: youth, youth workers, parents
  • Grasstops Leaders: media, community, business, non-profit, or public leaders – any high-profile leader who could publically champion and raise support for afterschool.
  • Policymakers: legislators, local elected officials, state department staff, and executive branch officials.

Thank you for stepping up to build public support for afterschool in Minnesota!

Let’s get started.