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Over 144,000 of Minnesota's youth are alone and unsupervised afterschool.

We are Minnesota's Afterschool Network, working to close this gap through policy, quality programs, and partnerships.


Our goal  

Every community and every youth has access to quality afterschool programs.

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Ignite Afterschool is the Minnesota Affiliate of the National AfterSchool Association. NAA and its State Affiliates share a mutual purpose and agreement to support, develop, and advocate for Out-of-School Time professionals and the profession. NAA and its State Affiliates build connectivity among stakeholders and create opportunities for engagement to ensure a vibrant future for the Out-of-School Time profession.

Ignite Afterschool is also the representative of the 50 State Afterschool Networks

Our Approach
About The Network
We bring afterschool partners together to create a collective voice and strengthen afterschool in Minnesota.
Why Afterschool Matters
Why Afterschool Matters
Dive into the research on why afterschool matters for youth, families, and communities across Minnesota.
Improve Your Program
Access resources that help afterschool programs and youth workers improve their practices.
Our Funders