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Activator Highlight: Neighborhood House


Neighborhood House is incorporating more data into many aspects of their organization and the Activator Improvement Cycle allows their youth programs to do this in a facilitated way. Participation in the cycle helps organizations improve the quality of programs, outcomes, and experiences of youth participants.  Neighborhood House is a great example of how to utilize the Activator Improvement Cycle.  Learn more about how Neighborhood House is using the Activator Improvement Cycle

Sprockets Data Report Convening


The Sprockets Data Report Convening is just around the corner.
Friday, February 26th, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Be sure to register. 

It will be a great morning of networking, celebrating and diving into data.  You are encouraged to bring youth if they'd like to learn more about city wide data!  The convening is free and you'll receive a 2014-2015 Sprockets Data Report hot off the press.

SLPQI Pilot Year Two


The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality (Weikart) have partnered with Sprockets for year 2 of the Summer Learning Program Quality Intervention (SLPQI) pilot. We are seeking 30 sites to participate in the SLPQI for summer 2016. Find out more about this opportunity that provides access to a free external program quality assessment, coaching session and training.

Q&A webinar March 19-10 AM CST

Need more information? This webinar will provide an overview of the project, resources, dates and expectations and allow you to ask questions of the Weikart Center and Sprockets staff. Click here to register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/dxrovt699g7v&eom.

Professional Development Opportunities

Quality youth programs are the intersection of quality program features, engaged youth, and youthworker expertise. Professional development opportunities brought to you through our network partners are designed to support these three elements.  Register for upcoming professional development opportunities. 


Ask, Listen, Encourage

Friday, March 18
10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Palace Rec Center
781 Palace Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102


Neighborhood Network Team Meetings

Join one of our Neighborhood Network Teams and help young people be successful through quality out-of-school time experiences!


Neighborhood Learning Community
February 25th
12pm - 1pm
Baker Center

North End and Friends
March 10th
9:30am - 11am
North Dale Rec Center

East Side Network Cafe
March 14th
10am - 11:30am
Arlington Hills Community Center 

Leap Forward Collaborative for Youth
March 15th
10:30am - 12:30pm
Rondo Community Library