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Network Lead
Kristin Krile

phone: 701.446.3195

Who We Are

Our Story

The efforts to form an Afterschool Network in North Dakota first began in 2012 and a formal proposal was submitted to the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in 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 Vision

The ND Afterschool Network promotes access to high-quality, safe, and affordable out-of-school time programming that supports positive academic and social outcomes for youth preK-12 across North Dakota.

By working in partnership with out-of-school time programs, schools, state and community-based organizations, the ND Afterschool Network works to connect, support, and advocate at the local, state and national level to support funding afterschool programs and raise awareness of the benefits of afterschool for children, families and communities- ND's current and future workforce. 


Our Partners

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Afterschool Alliance | Board Source | Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley | CHARISM | Communications Collaborative | Fowler Hoffman, LLC | Mainspring Consulting | National Conference for State Legislatures | National League of Cities Institute for Youth | American Institute for Research | ND State Library | ND STEM Network | North Dakota State College of Science | ComDel Innovation | North Valley Career and Technology Center | Valley City State University | NDSU Extension Service | U of M State Extension Service | YMCA


Our Leadership

  • Becky Eberhardt
    N.D. Department of Public Instruction: Head Start / Early Head Start
  • Rebecca Engelman
    N.D. Council on the Arts: Arts in Education Director
  • Jolene Garty,
    South East Education Cooperative: Director of Student Services
  • Michael Hanson
    North Valley Career & Technology Center: Director
  • Thomas Hill
    United Way of Cass-Clay: Community Impact Director
  • Joe Kolosky
    N.D. Department of Public Instruction
  • Beth Larson-Steckler
    N.D. Department of Public Instruction
  • Carmen Redding
    N.D. State Library: School & Youth Services
  • Amy Walters
    Twin Rivers Activity Center: Facility Manager
  • Lori Zahradka
    North Valley Extended School Project: 21CCLC Project Director