Tools, tips and trends in youth work, programming, professional development, policy, and special events for Minnesota's afterschool community.
MN Afterschool Connect
The Update Edition - April
Support the Covid-19 Vaccine roll-out by connecting youth workers and 16 & 17 year-old young people, find resources to support young people in times of crisis, and learn about events and parent at-home toolkits created by youth-serving organizations in Minnesota.
This month is all about getting staff signed up in the MN Vaccine Connector, checking out some great conferences and ensuring you are represented in a Search Institute and National Afterschool Association survey.
Ready for some February updates! Make sure to sign up on Minnesota’s Vaccine Connect, become a summer food site, find important resources to share with families, connect young leaders to one another, and hop on a national policy call with the National Summer Learning Association.
We took a holiday break in December and are back with an early post in January. Learn how to join the State of MN’s new Covid-19 resource hub, apply for an AmeriCorps member, jump into program improvement with Ignite, and check out some new equity toolkits and learning cohorts!
Wow, there was so much to share during this month’s MN Afterschool Connect virtual meeting! Keep reading for new Covid-19 guidance, a survey you really need to take, everything Lights on Afterschool, and some really amazing trainings.
UNITED 21CCLC was gearing up for their inaugural summer — making plans for a mobile express trailer packed with high-tech science activities, in-person theater experiences for youth, identity building groups and much more. And then COVID-19 happened.