Who We Are

The North Dakota Afterschool Network

Who We Are

The North Dakota Afterschool Network

What it’s all about

How it started

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.

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.

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Education innovators and influencers

Our Leadership

Jennifer Carlson

Northeast Education Service Cooperative
Executive Director

Jen Douglass

Circle of Nations
21st Century Director

Becky Eberhardt

N.D. Department of Public Instruction
21CCLC State Program Administrator

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

Joel Hektner

North Dakota State University, Professor & Department Head
Human Development & Family Science

Lesley Icenogle

Gateway to Science
Development Director

Megan Jenson

United Way of Cass-Clay
Senior Community Impact Manager

Lori Zahradka

North Valley Extended School Project
21CCLC Project Director

Becky Eberhardt

N.D. Department of Public Instruction
21CCLC State Program Administrator

Michael Hanson

North Valley Career & Technology Center
Director

Shari Sandwick Mosser

N.D. State Library
Literacy Specialist

Joel Hektner

North Dakota State University, Professor & Department Head
Human Development & Family Science

Rebecca Engelman

N.D. Council on the Arts
Arts in Education Director

Megan Jenson

United Way of Cass-Clay
Senior Community Impact Manager

Amy Walters

Twin Rivers Activity Center
Facility Manager

Jolene Garty

South East Education Cooperative
Director of Student Services

Beth Larson-Steckler

N.D. Department of Public Instruction
Federal Title Programs, Program Administrator

Lori Zahradka

North Valley Extended School Project
21CCLC Project Director

Playing a part in the impact

Our Partners

Contact Us

Hi! I’m Kristin and I am the ND Afterschool Network Lead. If you are looking for more information on how to bring or better afterschool programs near you, shoot me a call or an email!

(701) 446-3195
kristin.knorr@k12.nd.us

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Contact Kristin today to learn how we can put your community’s students on the path to success, together.

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