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12 09, 2017

Calling all partners (and those who want to be): October Core Team meeting

By |September 12th, 2017|High quality out-of-school programs and activities, Partner News, Relationships that support mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being|

Need a hearty start to a late October morning? Come to the next Core Team gathering! October 24, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. University of Minnesota Extension -- Grand Rapids office  -- Parking is available behind the offices. Itasca Networks for Youth (INY) will share how area afterschool providers design programs to build strong relationships between area youth and supportive adults. [...]

27 09, 2016

Keeping the Lights on Afterschool

By |September 27th, 2016|Arts physical activity and healthy living, High quality out-of-school programs and activities, Partner News, Supported inside and outside of school|

  This week's blog post was written by Melanie DeBay.  Melanie is the Director of Itasca Area Community Education.  In her work she advocates for access to high quality out of school time opportunities for all kids in the greater Itasca Area.     Have you ever wondered what amazing opportunities there are for kids afterschool in Itasca County?  Programs [...]

27 09, 2015
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Itasca County to celebrate Lights on Afterschool — October 22

By |September 27th, 2015|High quality out-of-school programs and activities, Partner News|

Itasca Networks for Youth Joins Lights On Afterschool Itasca County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Thursday, October 22, 2015 as Lights On Afterschool for Itasca County.  Lights on Afterschool is a national celebration of afterschool programs promoting the importance of quality afterschool programs for our children, families, and communities. Join Itasca Networks for youth, Itasca Area Community Education, and other afterschool programs across the [...]

8 06, 2015
  • Isaac Meyer is the Community Engagement Manager for KOOTASCA Community Action.  He is currently working with Grand Rapids Area Leaders to start a Boys and Girls Club in the area.

Youth Sports Gets the Ball Rolling

By |June 8th, 2015|Arts physical activity and healthy living, High quality out-of-school programs and activities, Spark, The School Years|

Isaac Meyer is the Community Engagement Manager for KOOTASCA Community Action. He is currently working with Grand Rapids Area Leaders to start a Boys and Girls Club in the area. Itasca area student success work marked a milestone in May: for the first time ever, coaches and organizers of youth sports met to discuss their work. Over the [...]

12 01, 2015

Going North

By |January 12th, 2015|High quality out-of-school programs and activities, Partner News, Spark, Supported inside and outside of school, Youth Voice|

Today's post come from Deb DeMuth.  Deb is the Executive Director of Bridges Kinship Mentoring. Bridges' mission is to help children and adolescents achieve their greatest selves by connecting them with positive role models who can befriend, inspire, encourage and guide them.  January is National Mentoring Month, if you want to learn more about mentoring, contact Deb at 218-326-4700. [...]

22 07, 2014

Itasca Youth Programs are improving youth engagement

By |July 22nd, 2014|High quality out-of-school programs and activities, Partner News|

Itasca Networks for Youth (INY) is a group of after-school and out-of-school-time organizations which connect for quality youth development for local youth. Their work directly aligns with the Pathway aspiration - Every students will have access to high-quality out of school programs and activities.   The group meets monthly to review what each organization is offering to the youth of [...]

5 05, 2014

Greenway Close Up makes its way to Washington

By |May 5th, 2014|High quality out-of-school programs and activities, Partner News|

This story, written by Jason Groth, for the Scenic Range News Forum is a great example of the Pathway aspiration, "Every student will have access to to high-quality out-of-school programs and activities" in action... “It was a very good experience. I got to learn a lot more about how our government works and just the behind the scenes things that [...]

25 02, 2014

Beyond the bell: out-of-school opportunities enhance learning

By |February 25th, 2014|High quality out-of-school programs and activities, Supported inside and outside of school|

This is the third in a series of articles, written by Christina Brown, that show how community members are using the Pathway to Student Success. The Pathway was created and endorsed by local youth and adults as a guide to engage everyone in building strong community by supporting youth on their journey to becoming the next generation of skilled workers, [...]

3 12, 2013

Video lessons hit right note in rural Minnesota schools

By |December 3rd, 2013|Arts physical activity and healthy living, High quality out-of-school programs and activities, Partner News|

In October we posted a story that appeared in the Grand Rapids Herald Review about the partnership between MacPhail Center for Music, the Itasca Area Schools Collaborative (IASC) and the Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program (IOSP). Today we are happy to share with you this piece that once again puts this innovative program center stage - this time by Jean Hapfensperger [...]