Sprockets NewsHub - August 2018

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Congratulations 2017-18 Activators!

2017-18 Activators

Twenty-eight organizations completed the 2017-18 Activator Cycle, working with Sprockets to use data to inform improvement. 

Participating in the Activator Improvement Cycle allows staff teams to grow as a community of learners around what is important - Creating high quality opportunities for ALL youth. Check out the full list of organizations HERE and congratulate those programs who worked hard over the last year in their commitment to continuous quality improvement.

Sprockets External Assessor Cohort - Apply Now

Sprockets EA Application

Are you a Saint Paul youth worker committed to your development as a youth work professional? Want to learn and practice assessing key quality youth work practices? Interested in learning with others as you deepen your understanding of the YPQA? Sprockets is now accepting applications of Saint Paul youth workers interested in joining the 2018-19 External Assessor Cohort.  Read here to find out about the opportunity.

Activator Cycle Kick off September 14th

We're gearing up for the Activator Cycle of Continuous Program Improvement! Mark your calendars to attend the Activator Cycle Kick-off to plan your year of collecting data and using it to improve your programs. Find more information about the Activator Cycle here. *Note... this is a required component to become and Activator so be sure to send a team! Want to learn more about what it means to be an Activator? ContactJocelyn at  jwiedow@ywcaofstpaul.org.

Activator Improvement Cycle

Activator Cycle Kick-Off
Friday, September 14th, 9am-noon
Wellstone Center
Register HERE

YPQA as a Self-Assessment
Friday, October 12th, 9:30am-3:30pm
Save the Date- Registration Opens Sept 14th.

Citywide & Neighborhood Network Team Meetings - NEW

Mark your calendar now with this year's Network Meetings! Locations posted on our website


Whether you are looking to build your network of colleagues, learn about ideas, resources and connections in the community, or be thought partners around best practices, dilemmas and topics from the field.... attending a Sprockets Network meeting is the way to go.

Citywide meetings - Oct, Dec, Feb & April 10-12

Rotating NNT mtgs - Nov, Jan, March, May 10-11:30

Read more HERE

Apply now for the NorthStar Fellowship

NorthStar Fellowship

This nine-month professional learning experience is designed to engage youth work practitioners in exploration, reflection, and study of issues facing the field of youth work in Minnesota. Within this learning community, youth workers develop important leadership skills through critical thinking, interviews, study, writing and reflection that influence policy and practice at the individual, organizational and systems level. Applications due August 24th.  Learn more Here