ND's First Database of Afterschool Now Available!
The ND Afterschool Network received a grant in 2019 from the National Conference of State Legislators to create the first statewide database of afterschool and summer learning programs in North Dakota. This map will help families, schools, communities and elected officials locate programs and will help identify assets and gaps in out-of-school time programming throughout our state. 

Out-of-school time programs serve youth PreK-12 before school, after school, summers, weekends, and during school breaks. Programs include organized, regularly scheduled activities in a structured, supervised environment and include an educational or enrichment activity. They can take place in schools, school-age childcare centers, community based organizations, universities, libraries, museums, camps, and other locations.

Submit your Out-of-School Time Program!

We need your help to make this map comprehensive & show the full picture of afterschool in our state. All data is self-reported by out-of-school time programs and your input is essential to show the impact of afterschool & summer learning across ND. Have updates to the information you already submitted? Contact the Network at
Afterschool Funding

The results of the 2020 census will be used to determine how more than $900 billion of federal spending will be allocated for the next 10 years. Thousands of children across North Dakota, and millions across the U.S., rely on federally funded afterschool and summer learning programs. 
The next U.S. census count will begin in March 2020 with households receiving a letter with details on how to fill out the census online. Additional follow-up mailings will be provided, with a paper census mailed to households in April 2020 if they have not yet replied. Home visits will begin in May 2020 for households not yet counted. 
How can afterschool programs make a difference?
  • Encourage members of your community, including youth age 18 or older, to apply to be paid census takers. Applications now available. 
  • Educate students, families, and communities about the importance of the census.
  • Share information with families in your program about how to complete the census. 
Read more and find a toolkit for the afterschool community created by the Afterschool Alliance. 

Afterschool Grant Opportunities:

The ND Council on the Arts - Arts in Education Collaboration Grant is due April 1 for projects that will be implemented July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021. Application will be available mid-February. AIEC grant has been created to provide support for larger projects and initiatives that go beyond the traditional school residency. Applicants should be willing to commit time and resources to long-term goals that will ultimately increase student access to high-quality, sustained arts education. Grant amount is $6,000 and match is required.  Check for application details mid-February

Eduporium's monthly grant program awards a $500 grant to a deserving school or teacher, helping educators build 21st century learning environments and equipping students with the skills they need for the future through discovering and acquiring new STEM technology. They look for educators who have demonstrated innovation and creativity within their school community, those who have a financial need, and those who can provide a clear and concise plan that can be implemented within six months. Grants awarded each month. Find more information.

The ND Afterschool Network is now a statewide partner with Girls Who Code, which offers FREE afterschool programming for girls in grades 3-5th and 6-12th, including grant funds to use on supplies, snacks, field trips, and other costs, and coding curriculum provided at no cost. Start a club now!

Find additional afterschool funding opportunities at Afterschool Alliance and  BOOST.
Upcoming Trainings & Events
Beat the Odds
February 18-19 | Fargo
Beat the Odds is a program that focuses on using rhythm and drumming to teach social emotional learning to elementary students. This training provides teachers and other professionals with the training needed to implement this program in their school, afterschool, and early learning programs. Cost is $30. Find registration information here

Quality Management Practices: SEL for Managers and Administrators
February 19 | Webinar 1pm CDT
How can programs create a culture that supports continuous social and emotional learning? Join the Weikart Center's design team to explore how managers & administrators can create environments that support adult SEL skill development, so that those adults can create environments that support SEL skill development in young people. Register for free webinar. 

Beyond School Hours Conference
February 26-29 | Orlando, FL
National conference for educators and leaders serving K-12 studnets in school, afterschool, summertime and beyond. Hear from powerful keynote speakers, exhibits that engage and inform, and over 200 content-rich workshops. More information. 

National Afterschool Association Convention
March 15-18 | Washington, D.C.
Join over 2,300 out-of-school time professionals for networking, learning and inspiration including special events, workshops, daily keynotes, and interactive Learning Expo all designed to meet the needs of the developing professionals & emerging and current leaders of afterschool. More information. 

Youth Voice & Leadership
March 18 | Webinar 1pm CDT
The most meaningful way to support SEL skill development in youth is to share power with young people in school and afterschool programs by elevating youth voices. This webinar will focus on strategies to incorporate youth voice and provide youth with meaningful leadership roles. Register for free webinar through Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. 

Crisis Prevention in the Classroom
March 19 | Fargo
Opening session with State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler. Keynote speaker Dr. Ross Greene will discuss Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) based on the premise that challenging behavior occurs when demands & expectations exceed the child's capacity to respond. Focus is put on identifying the skills the child is lacking with the goal of helping the child to solve problems rather than modify behavior through rewards or punishment. $30 Early Bird Registration through Jan 31.  Info & Registration

BOOST Conference
April 28 - May 1 | Palm Springs, CA
Join the largest, most recognized and comprehensive global convening for afterschool, expanded learning, and out-of-school time professionals. This annual event will boost your direction for quality programming and provide tools & resources that will inspire you to create change. More information. 

Save the Date! 2020 ND Out-of-School Time Conference
July 28 - 29 | Fargo
This 2-day learning opportunity for any out-of-school time professional will focus on social emotional learning, student & parent engagement, 21CCLC, STEAM, and more! Registration will open March 2020. 

Find additional PD opportunities through the ND Regional Education Association and National Afterschool Association .
Kristin Knorr
ND Afterschool Network Lead