Sprockets Spotlight

Lights On Afterschool

Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. Read More »

Harvesting Youth Success: Youth Outdoors with Conservation Corps

"It is definitely apparent that we can, and do, make a difference in natural environments in the urban communities we live in. " Read More »

A Summer Tradition: Day at Lake Phalen

Fishing in your own neighborhood, geocaching, harmonica-making, Double Dutch jumping -- what more could you want out of a summer afternoon? Read More »

Routes and Recipes: Navigating Saint Paul’s Learning Opportunities

It’s one thing to have quality youth programs in the city; it’s another thing making sure youth have access to those experiences. Read More »

Celebrating Program Improvement: Data Journey Stories from the Network

Reflecting on the triumphs and obstacles of the past year's Activator Improvement Cycle Read More »
Enough Talk, More Action: CLUES YA!

Enough Talk, More Action: CLUES YA!

There’s a lot of talk about the achievement gap, the opportunity gap, the empowerment gap. Talk’s not cutting it for these students; it’s all about action—Youth in Action. Read More »

Elementary Empowerment: Public Achievement at Jackson

A group of Jackson Elementary students aren't waiting for adults to change the world. Read More »

Today's and Tomorrow's Trailblazers: The Youth Leadership Initiative

A dynamic multicultural teen program is learning and exemplifying what it means to lead Read More »
Right Track: Summer Jobs for Saint Paul Youth

Right Track: Summer Jobs for Saint Paul Youth

Right Track is Saint Paul's pipeline for youth career development and building a diverse future workforce. Read More »

Breaking Down College Barriers: Breakthrough Twin Cities

“Then a miracle happened.  I found an open channel into new water.  I found Breakthrough St. Paul, a lifelong family, and an unfailing support system.”  Read More »