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Afterschool Educators in Illinois to Receive Free Professional Development for Next Four Years

The Illinois Afterschool Network has been chosen to participate in the National Science Foundation Scale-up Grant. During this three year, multi-million-dollar scale-up grant, the Illinois Afterschool Network will offer free coaching to afterschool educators who wish to hone their STEM facilitation skills, and will have extensive support to train afterschool leaders as coaches.

IAN Trainer Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters Roundtable Discussion

IAN TrainerMiesha RansomNorth Region Brand Ambassador, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago Session:BBBS Roundtable DiscussionNovember 12, 202110:00 AM – 11:00 AMRegistration Link Miesha Ransom is the North Region Brand Ambassador with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago (BBBSChi).   Born and raised in Michigan, Miesha was a first-generation college student/graduate, and holds a […]

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IAN and Safe2Help Illinois Announce Strategic Partnership

More about Safe2 Help Illinois: In the absence of a trusted adult, Safe2Help Illinois offers students a safe, confidential way to share information that might help prevent suicides, bullying, school violence or other threats to student safety. This program is not intended to suspend, expel, or punish students. Rather, the goal is to encourage students to Seek Help Before Harm.