2020 Conference Registration Opening March 9
The date is set and the planning committee is searching for
the best of the best to bring to you in 2020!
ND Out-of-School-Time Conference
July 28-29, 2020 at the Fargo Holiday Inn

Interested in presenting at the 2020 Conference?

Early Bird Registration opens March 9!
Get 50% off if you register before May 1st.
Early Bird [$50] | March 9 - April 30
Regular [$100] | May 1 - July 20
Reserve your hotel room today!
Contact the Fargo Holiday Inn at (701) 282-2700 and reserve rooms with our block rates - just mention the ND Out-of-School-Time Conference!
Afterschool Funding

Afterschool Funding: Expert Advice

The Afterschool Alliance has a vast array of resources available for afterschool & summer learning programs to help fund your program. Find information to plan for sustainability, expert advice on requesting sponsorships, responding to grant proposals, funding snacks & mealtimes in your program, and a database of funding resources.


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
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

Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week
April 20-24
Celebrate, encourage, and appreciate afterschool professionals by recognizing those who work with youth during out-of-school time hours. Find ideas for appreciation from the National Afterschool Association. 

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: NDMTSS Conference
June 8-10 | Fargo
North Dakota's Multi-Tier System of Supports (NDMTSS) is a framework to provide all students with the best opportunities to succeed academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally in school.  More information.
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 Quality & Coaching in Afterschool, with keynotes and breakout sessions around youth engagement, social emotional learning, STEAM, staff & program management, and more. Registration open March 9 with early bird rates through May 1!

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