Afterschool programs in Minnesota keep kids safe, inspire learning, and give working parents peace of mind. Kids discover who they are and what they love to do, make smart choices, and avoid risky behaviors.
Kids in afterschool enjoy a wide range of benefits, and parents and families benefit too:
of parents support public funding for afterschool
of kids enrolled in Minnesota afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program
in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide
kids served in Minnesota
The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
AMBASSADORS work to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.
Children's Defense Fund Minnesota
555 Park St. Suite 410
St. Paul, MN 55103
Burnsville Youth Collaborative
11308 River Hills Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337
Jenny Wright Collins
University YMCA and Beacons Network
1801 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55411
YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis
30 South 9th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Since 2005, members of the Afterschool Caucus in both the Senate and the House of Representatives have been building support and resources for quality afterschool programs.
Caucus members in your state:
Rep Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Sen Tina Smith (D-MN)
For the past 7 years, the Afterschool Alliance has been a proud sponsor organization for national AmeriCorps VISTA projects, supporting State Afterschool Networks and STEM Ecosystems to increase the access to and quality of enrichment opportunities for youth.
Currently there are no Afterschool VISTA locations in your state.