IAN 35th Annual
Spring Virtual Conference

April 7-9, 2021

Your registration grants you access to the full three days of live conference sessions, the On-Demand Video Library, and a unique event profile where you can interact with other attendees. Click the link below to create your profile, buy your virtual ticket, and enter the virtual conference website.

The IAN 35th Annual Spring Virtual Conference is for after school and youth development professionals representing many sectors of the field in Illinois. The virtual conference will take place from April 7 – 9, 2021.
We are developing leaders in the field by offering QUALITY professional development opportunities and events.


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After School ROCKS in Illinois!

In Memory of Our Beloved Jill Bradley 1950 -2020

A CHAMPION in the field of AfterSchool and Youth Development here in Illinois!

2020 – 2021 Professional Development Schedule

The Illinois AfterSchool Network has posted Distance Learning Sessions for providers through February of 2021. We continue to offer a diverse array of Professional Development offerings for front-line, emergent and seasoned leaders in the field.

Click here for a full list of Distance Learning Opportunities

Below is a link to a copy of our Professional Development Roundtable Discussion hosted on Friday, September 25.  The presentation contains an overview and contact information for Thought Leaders in our state who offer Professional Development opportunities to providers specific to the after school community here in Illinois!  Many thanks to our strategic partners who were part of the engaging conversation.

Click her to download the Professional Development Roundtable Discussion

Resources for Reopening

As programs prepare to open in the fall, the Illinois AfterSchool Network has prepared a listing of valuable resources to assist with reopening amid Covid.

Click here for Reopening Resources

Resources for Discussing Race, Racism, & Diversity

With the national focus on race, racism, and diversity, it can be difficult to meaningfully engage youth into the conversation. Complex topics may be confusing or tricky for those of any age, but youth may be of particular concern. The Illinois After School Network is pleased to offer resources that can help guide your path to a greater understanding.

Click here for resources to help start the conversation

Tools for Use During Shelter in Place

Are you or your parent clients looking for things to do during the Shelter in Place Covid event? We have resources for At-home activities that youth can log into for continued learning during the time that they are out of school?

Click here for ideas!

COVID-19 Resources for Talking with Youth

Are you looking for ideas to help discuss the recent outbreak with children? We’ve assembled some resources related to the Corvid19 that our Mental Health Consultants put together to share with providers in the field.

Click here for more information.

About IAN

The Illinois AfterSchool Network (IAN) is the state affiliate to the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) and is growing strong with over 1000 members and strategic partners representing School Districts, Park Districts, YMCA/YWCA, Child Development Centers, Teen REACH Programs, Boys and Girls Clubs, 21st CCLC, Faith Based Organizations, Family Child Care Homes and other youth serving organizations throughout Illinois. IAN is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that partners and collaborates with an array of organizations dedicated to working with children and youth in the field of afterschool and youth development. To date, the IAN has been in existence for over 33 years with a Board of Directors representing the entire state of Illinois.