Regional Igniters

As Minnesota's afterschool network, Ignite Afterschool works with afterschool stakeholders all across Minnesota to ensure we truly speak with a statewide voice. To keep our network connected, we rely on 4 Regional Igniter partner organizations in Greater Minnesota, as well as the citywide systems in the Greater Twin Cities metro area.

These organizations convene regional afterschool stakeholders, connect them to network initiatives, and expand access to networking and professional development opportunities in the region. To learn more about the Regional Igniter in your region and be invited to Ignite Afterschool's semi-annual regional meetings, simply click the region of the state where you live.

Greater Twin Cities Metro

There is no formal Regional Igniter partner for the Greater Twin Cities metro area, but there are plenty of citywide systems connected to the Ignite Afterschool network. To get involved with the latest afterschool initiatives in the Greater Twin Cities area – including networking and professional development opportunities – contact: Saint Paul Erik Skold Associate Director Sprockets Phone: […]

Northeastern Minnesota

The Regional Igniter partner for Northeastern Minnesota is the Northland Foundation. To get involved with the latest afterschool initiatives in Northeastern Minnesota – including networking and professional development opportunities – contact: Lynn Haglin Vice President Northland Foundation Phone: 218-723-4040 ext. 206 Email: lynn@northlandfdn.org You can also subscribe to Ignite Afterschool updates here.

Northwestern Minnesota

The Regional Igniter partner for Northwestern Minnesota is the UMN Extension Center for Youth Development. To get involved with the latest afterschool initiatives in Northwestern Minnesota – including networking and professional development opportunities – contact: Joshua Kukowski Extension Educator UMN Center for Youth Development, Moorhead Regional Office Phone: 218-236-2017 Email: kuko0019@umn.edu You can also subscribe to Ignite […]

Southeastern Minnesota

The Regional Igniter partner for Southeastern Minnesota is the United Way of Olsmted County, on behalf of the Rochester Youth Programs Network. To get involved with the latest afterschool initiatives in Southeastern Minnesota – including networking and professional development opportunities – contact: Deneene Graham Community Impact Specialist United Way of Olmsted County Phone: 507-287-2002 Email: deneeneg@uwolmsted.org You can also find out […]

Southwestern Minnesota

The Regional Igniter partner for Southwestern Minnesota is the PACT For Families Collaborative. To get involved with the latest afterschool initiatives in Southwestern Minnesota – including networking and professional development opportunities – contact: Ian Graue 21st Century Project Coordinator PACT for Families Collaborative Phone: 320-231-7030 ext. 2963 Email: ian.graue@pactforfamilies.org You can also find out about opportunities in your […]