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Out-of-School Programs Prepare for Quality Improvement Planning

On January 22, many of the Itasca Area afterschool programs will participate in a quality improvement planning day. The process is called M3 -- Making Meaning from Multiple Data sets. [...]

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 [...]