The Illinois AfterSchool Network provides support to the Afterschool and Youth Development field through professional development, leadership and networking opportunities. Thus, developing leaders through QUALITY Professional Development Opportunities. IAN is the state affiliate to the National Afterschool Association.

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Spring Conference Award Winners

Many thanks to those who were in attendance for our 37th Annual Spring Virtual Conference Celebration! It was a HUGE SUCCESS!!  CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2023 AWARD WINNERS!!!Rich Scofield Award Winner Latasha Battie, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago IAN Jill Bradley Best Practice Award Winner Carole Robertson Center for Learning, Chicago, Illinois Deb Nelson Board Leadership Award Winner Nichole Miller, Board […]


Registration is Open for the IAN 37th Annual Spring Conference

Register today for the IAN 37th Annual Spring Virtual Conference on March 29 – 31, 2023. Your registration grants you access to the full three days of live conference sessions, the On-Demand Video Library, Resource Hall, Award Experience, and a unique event profile where you can interact with other attendees. Click the link below to create your […]

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Dignity of Children’s Youth Social Entrepreneurship Program

Good day to all! Introducing Dignity of Children’s Youth Social Entrepreneurship Program in partnership with the Illinois Afterschool Network! Illinois after school providers will have the opportunity to facilitate the Dignity of Children’s Social Entrepreneurship Project Based Learning (PBL) Curriculum to their youth (12-18 years old). The objective is to prepare them to showcase their business […]

Illinois Afterschool Network develops the afterschool leaders of today through quality professional development opportunities

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If you’re interested in quality educational programming or in becoming more involved in the afterschool community, please consider joining as a member! An individual membership is only $65 annually, which helps us continue to provide exceptional programming for our members and community.