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Minneapolis Afterschool Network


The Minneapolis Afterschool Network


The purpose of the Minneapolis Afterschool Network is to ensure ALL Minneapolis children and youth (ages 5-24) have access to safe, comprehensive, high quality afterschool opportunities that support positive youth development, social and emotional learning, educational achievement, career readiness and community engagement. 

You can gain a better understanding about the Afterschool Network at the LEARN MORE PAGE.

Rachel Oberg-Hauser is the Director of Projects at the Youth Coordinating Board and leads the Minneapolis Afterschool Network initiative. Please reach out to Rachel to learn more about the Minneapolis Afterschool Network. 

Rachel  Oberg-Hauser

Rachel Oberg-Hauser

Director of Projects

Phone: 612-673-2131


Register For Upcoming M3 Huddle

Participation in M3 can help your organization use data to strengthen and improve your program!

High-quality afterschool experiences play an important role in supporting Minneapolis youth to recognize and achieve their greatest potential. That’s why we are committed to supporting a continuous program improvement (CPI) cycle using M3 (Making Meaning with Multiple Data Sets). Participation in the CPI Cycle can help your organization use data to strengthen and improve your program – leading to better outcomes and experiences for youth. The M3 Huddle is a day-long session led by certified facilitators that brings together program teams to think about data. 

What to Bring:

  1. Your team of 3-5 people (a variety of perspectives leads to a more dynamic process)
  2. Your data*
  3. Your willingness to dig in and dive deep

*The M3 Huddle focuses on four types of data that research shows are closely linked to program excellence (Beginners to M3 can start with just two or three):

  1. Quality Practices (i.e., YPQA Scores)
  2. Attendance & Participation
  3. Participant Outcomes (i.e., SAYO)
  4. Program Experiences (i.e., results from a focus group)

Register For M3

We are hosting 2 FREE sessions (same session offered twice):

Friday 1/24 at Sumner Library

Friday 1/31 at Sumner Library


Initial Youth Investment Task Force Meeting

The Youth Investment Task Force — a coalition of the public, private, and civic sectors — held their initial meeting. Their aim is to better fund out of school time programming. The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board and the Minneapolis Youth Congress both were a part of this meeting. We hope to develop a strong plan that will serve youth & families in our city. 

Thanks to MAYOR JACOB FREY'S OFFICE for providing these photos. 

Discover Summer Northside

In an effort to better coordinate organizations & individuals in the youth work field, the Minneapolis Afterschool Network organized a social gathering where people shared their upcoming programs and finally met that individual they've been hearing so much about. But most importantly, their work & sacrifices were celebrated and people were given time just to say thank you. Similar events will be organized in the future, so please stay tuned. 

Jaleeza Smith-Breedlove - Meet A Youth Worker

The Minneapolis Afterschool Network highlights different youth workers within our community and today we introduce you to Jaleeza Smith-Breedlove of the Plymouth Christian Youth Center. Jaleeza's intelligent & kind approach to her craft shows in this video. We are all better because Jaleeza is a part of our community, so please remember the thank her and other workers like her.

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