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Featured Stories

Deer River Afterschool Champions collect awards from Ignite Afterschool

As Itasca County joined the national celebration of Lights on Afterschool last month, we were thrilled to have two of our local afterschool champions recognized by Ignite Afterschool, Minnesota’s statewide [...]

SPARK Community Engagement Coordinator November update

Two months into the school year, Courtney Johnson, SPARK's Community Engagement Coordinator, updated the SPARK Council on her work with young people in our community. She's currently working directly with [...]

Programming for youth? Up your game with Youth Program Quality Basics training

Itasca Networks for Youth will be sponsoring a Youth Program Quality (YPQ) Basics training for all Itasca Area Youth providers on December 15 from 9:00 to 2:00 at the University [...]