Sprockets October 2013 Newsletter

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October 2013 Newsletter

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Spotlight: Urban Battle Tutoring Program

Find out why director Bob Kohl says that this volunteer-based program in Saint Paul is “more than a tutoring program, it is a social justice program."

Urban Battle Tutoring

Commitment to Quality

Sprockets' Quality Kick-Off was well attended with over 80 youth workers committing to quality. This year marks the launch of Sprockets' Activator Improvement Cycle where programs will take the next step in planning with data, using multiple data sources including YPQA, SAYO, and participation data.

Sprockets Quality Kick-Off

"Every Body's In" Community Forum

Dr. Patricia Moore Harbour

Meet Dr. Patricia Moore Harbour, author of Community Educators: A Resource for Educating and Developing Our Youth, and learn what research says about community education and mobilization. Click for more information on "Every Body's In.

Kari Denissen Cunnien

Farewell to Kari

October 24, 2013
4 to 6 p.m.
Mai Village
394 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Join us to celebrate Kari Denissen Cunnien's work as Sprockets Director and welcome her to her new role as Director of the Minnesota Afterschool Network.

Youth Outcomes Report

New Report on Youth Outcomes

Afterschool research by Deborah Lowe Vandell demonstrates that more consistent time spent in afterschool activities during the elementary school years is linked to narrowing the gap in math achievement, reduced school absences, and improved behavioral outcomes for students.


Fall Professional Development Opportunities

Youth Worker Expertise - Quality Coaching
Facilitator: Jocelyn Wiedow

October 23, 2013
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wellstone Center
179 Robie St E
Saint Paul, MN 55107

Asking Important Questions of Participant Data
Facilitator: Megan Chmielewski, Wilder Research

November 21, 2013
10 a.m. to noon
Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Pkwy
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Click for class descriptions and registration; keyword search "Sprockets."

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Welcome Christie

Christie Vogt is our new Communications and Network Associate. Learn more about her role and background here.