Congratulations to this year's Activators

The Sprockets Activator Cycle is designed to guide programs through a continuous improvement process, helping them collect data in multiple areas and then use that data to guide their improvement.

Sprockets Activators know that high quality programs don't happen by accident.  It takes intentional progam design, skilled youth workers, and the time and dedication to adjust programs to make them even better. We celebrate this year's Activators for their commitment to continuously improving their programs in order to provide greater benefits to the youth who participate. 

During the pandemic all programs find themselves evaluating in different ways.  What programs are needed? How will our programs operate today? Tomorrow? Next week? Some programs are still recovering from the major adjustments that have happened over the past two years.

This work is hard, and we applaud all programs supporting young people in community. We are especially appreciative of these programs that continued to take time together to reflect on how they were operating and how they can continue to provide high quality opportunities for all young people in the midst of al the recent change.

If your program is interested in learning more about the Activator Cycle, REGISTER NOW for the CPI Intro session Monday, August 15th 10:00am-11:00am.

Congratulations to the following programs that completed the 2021-22 Activator Cycle, a year-long committment to Assess-Plan-Improve their program.

Athletes Commited to Educating Students (ACES) Children's Defense Fund-MN
CLUES - Youth in Action (YA!) Program CommonBond Communities
ComMUSICation Karen Organization of Minnesota
Keystone Community Services - Community Kids Keystone Community Services - Teen Tutor program
Opportunity Neighborhood Right Track
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation  Saint Paul Public Library - Createch
Saint Paul Public Library - Homework Centers Saint Paul Public Library - Reading Together
Saint Paul Urban Tennis Sprockets Youth on Boards
YMCA of the North - John A Johnson YMCA of the North - Maxfield Elementary
Urban Roots  

We look forward to reconnecting with partners building back data collection and utilization wherever you are with your programs. Whether you are stepping back into ways you collected data before, or are starting fresh!  For more information contact or look for information in August about the next Activator Cycle dates and events starting fall 2022!