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Minnesota Statewide Afterschool Network

Ignite Afterschool

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $225,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2022–September 30, 2025
  • Location Minneapolis, MN, United States
  • Geographic Focus Minnesota

About this grant

This grant will support Ignite Afterschool which coordinates the Minnesota Statewide Afterschool Network to expand access to high-quality afterschool programs for young people. Specific initiatives will: 1) launch streamlined accreditation processes for school-age care programs and establish uniform quality standards in youth programming across Minnesota; 2) implement uniform quality professional development linked to statewide standards which will be updated annually with provider feedback and improved data collection; 3) work with policymakers to design and implement education recovery funding to help Minnesota youth recover and thrive; 4) work with the Mott Foundation to design future afterschool programs and ecosystems; and 5) support the promotion and distribution of Mizzen by Mott.