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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. 

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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


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Upcoming Trainings + Workshops!

M3 Huddle

The M3 Huddle is a facilitated workshop bringing program teams together to intentionally make meaning of program data and plan action steps for improvements. For those who haven’t been involved in a huddle before… HERE is an overview of what it is all about.  

Date + Time: Friday, February 4, 2022 from 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: North Regional Library (Masks required)
Register your Team: Registration is currently full. Contact Rachel if you want to be put on a waiting list. 
*Lunch will be served

If you have questions about whether your team is ready to participate in an M3 Huddle, contact to consult.

Visit Our What's Up 612! Page

Special Summer 2020 Version of What's Up 612! Launches

Hello Afterschool + Summer Providers! We are piloting a new version of What’s Up 612! this summer! What’s Up 612! is a FREE citywide online resource where youth, parents, educators, youth workers and everyone who knows a young person can find afterschool and summer activities and programs in Minneapolis for ages 5-24.

We are currently getting program providing organizations registered via our ORGANIZATION REGISTRATION FORM. Once you submit your application and your organization is approved, we'll have you submit information about your program(s). 

Due to COVID-19, program and activities for youth look will look very different this summer, but we're hoping What's Up 612! will give clarity to policy makers, partner organizations and families in Minneapolis.


Data Visualization Presentations

More and more these days, organizations want initiatives that are data driven. Collecting and understanding data is one thing, but being able to present it is another. We value data here at the YCB and that's why we partnered with SPROCKETS ST. PAUL and WALDEN UNIVERSITY to conduct Zoom presentations on data visualization. This live presentation occurred on June 18th, 2020 and you can watch the recordings here. Presentation slides are also available in PDF format. 

A big thanks to our friends at Sprockets and Walden University and everyone that joined! 

Playworks Minnesota Provides Resources Around Play Time

On June 10th, SPROCKETS, PLAYWORKS MN and the YCB came together to host a Playworks learning session. During the video call Playworks shared activities and other resources which you can now access too. 

If you organization would like to connect with Brandon Elsner of Playworks directly to learn more you can email him at

You can watch a portion of our video call and download a helpful PDF. 

Linda Benford - Meet A Youth Worker

The Minneapolis Afterschool Network highlights different youth workers within our community and today we introduce you to Linda Benford of We Win Institute. Ms. Benford's ability to connect and willingness to share her wisdom with us enhances our community. We thank Ms. Benford for her work and others doing the same work!

Psychological First Aid Training Video

On Tuesday 6-2-2020 we hosted a psychological first aid (PFA) training with Ignite Afterschool, Sprockets and the Minnesota Department of Health. With so much going on right now it's likely you are feeling emotions you might not be able to pin-point. We recorded our presentation and it might help you understand what you're feeling and thinking. Please check it out if it's useful and share with others. 

If you think your organization or network would like a PFA training, please reach out to Nancy Carlson at the Minnesota Department of Health —

Nesani Sabal - Meet A Youth Worker

The Minneapolis Afterschool Network highlights different youth workers within our community and today we introduce you to Nesani Sabal of We Win Institute. Nesani's big smile and positive energy makes our community that much better. We thank Nesani for her work and others doing the same work!

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