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Fargo, ND 58103
phone: 701.446.3170
fax: 701.446.3176

Who We Are

Our Story

The efforts to form an Afterschool Network in North Dakota first began in 2012. Due to issues including a change in the state's Superintendent of Public Instruction; transitions in staffing; limitations of a lead organization; and minimal stakeholder awareness, a formal proposal was never submitted to the Charles Steward Mott Foundation until February 2015. This initial request served to support the development of the North Dakota Afterschool Partnership. In 2016, the Partnership submitted an advancement request to form what we are today, the North Dakota Afterschool Network.

Our Mission

On behalf of the school-age youth, the ND Afterschool Network supports and advocates for high quality out of school time programming, resources and services.

Our Partners

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Our Leadership

  • Dr. Mike Bitz,
    Mandan Public Schools Superintendent
  • Sen. Tom Campbell,
    N.D. Senate
  • Rebecca Engelman
    N.D. Council on the Arts - Arts in Education Director
  • Thomas Hill
    United Way of Cass-Clay Community Impact Director
  • Dr. Kristi Jean
    N.D. State College of Science STEM Professor
  • Becky Mueller
    N.D. Afterschool Network Lead
  • Mary Soucie
    N.D. State Librarian
  • Beth Larson-Steckler
    N.D. Department of Public Instruction
  • Dr. Robery Pawloski
    University of North Dakota STEM Field Coordinator
  • Kerri Whipple
    South East Education Cooperative Program Manager for 21CCLC & EL
  • Lori Zahradka
    Grafton 21st Century Community Learning Centers Director