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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IAN Spring Virtual Conference – Mar 29-31, 2023

Save the dates!  March 29 – 31, 2023 for the exciting jam-packed IAN Spring Virtual Conference!  Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic and the success of the 2022 virtual conference, after careful thought and consideration, the IAN board has decided to hold the 2023 IAN Spring Conference virtually.  As optimistic as we are for the […]


Congratulations to our 2022 Spring Conference Award Winners!

Congratulations to our 2022 Illinois After School Network Spring Conference Award Winners. They are all very deserving, and it has been our honor to recognize them all for their great work this year. Rich Scofield Award Winner: Dr. Lolita Cleveland, Youth Guidance IAN Jill Bradley Best Practice Award Winner:By the Hand Club for Kids – Moving Everest, […]

Top 5 Tips for Developing Positive Relationships with Parents

Top 5 Tips for Developing Positive Relationships with Parents

It’s easy to look at our AfterSchool programs as being for youth, but our relationships with families are just as important as our relationships with youth. While every provider-parent relationship is unique, there are some general rules that – when followed, drive stronger & healthier relationships with families. Check out the top 5 tips from […]

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.