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Positive Impacts of Itasca Networks for Youth

The most common response among members regarding Itasca Networks for Youth’s value to Itasca County is: “How the network was able to create opportunities for programs to collaborate and have [...]

Itasca Networks for Youth – committed to forming partnerships

Itasca Networks for Youth was formed in the late 2000’s to develop a collaboration or network for out-of-school time providers to share programming that was offered in different organizations. Organizations [...]

SPARK in action through Itasca Network’s for Youth

Itasca Networks for Youth committed to continuous improvement of afterschool programs Across the nation, nearly one-fifth of children in the United States attend public schools in rural communities.  Youth-serving organizations [...]