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Minneapolis Afterschool Network

The Minneapolis Afterschool Network is broken down into four areas including coordination & collaboration, data, quality, and our program finder What's Up 612!, dedicated to providing youth ages 5-21 with best possible out-of-school time programming and activities the City has to offer. 

The Minneapolis Afterschool Advisory Team is made up of youth-serving organizations in Minneapolis. The Advisory Team meets every other month. If you're interested in joining the Advisory Team, please email Rachel Oberg-Hauser at


Coordination & Collaboration of jurisdictional and community partners to strengthen and expand the field of out-of-school time.

Together we create a common vision and shared goals across afterschool program providers, schools, city and county, families and youth, and funding organizations in order to:

  • Facilitate coordination and collaboration
  • Support diverse, quality afterschool programming
  • Guide local and state level afterschool level  policy to increase and stabilize funding for the field

Information Collection & Sharing of Data – Minneapolis Afterschool Network Database collects and stores citywide demographic data on participation and access to afterschool opportunities in the city. 

The Minneapolis Afterschool Network utilizes a citywide management information system for sharing data in order to:

  • Identify where children and youth lack access to programs 
  • Address and shrink the opportunity gap
  • Link afterschool participation with academic outcomes and social emotional learning 
  • Provide real-time data for better decision making 
  • Evaluate overall impact of afterschool programming
  • Tell the story!

Quality Improvement - Professional Development Opportunities, Quality Assessment Support, Organizational Coaching.

Continuous quality improvement leads to positive outcomes outcomes for youth, families and communities.

  • Collectively define quality
  • Identify and recommend quality assessment tools
  • Enhance the capacity of afterschool programs to improve outcomes for youth
  • Provide professional development training opportunities, annual convening and support to afterschool program providers

Be on the lookout for upcoming training opportunities coming soon.