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 a proud member of the National Afterschool Association.

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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 […]

Good Communication makes a Good Team

Good Communication Helps To Make a Good Team

Having a dependable team is important to success. As a team leader, you have to be able to rely on your team members to know their role, and to communicate any potential challenges. But good communication practices come from the top, and your team is likely looking to you for cues.  Being able to communicate […]

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.