Program Improvement

Sprockets: A Network In Action

Welcome, Saint Paul Youth Program Providers!

We’re so glad you found Sprockets and are interested in working together to give all young people in Saint Paul quality after-school and summer experiences that ignite their imaginations and build skills for a positive future.

It’s easy to be active in the network and once you connect with Sprockets, your organization will not only have lots of valuable resources, but you'll be part of a collaborative effort to improve the quality, availability and effectiveness of OST learning for all youth in Saint Paul. See below to discover what being a Sprockets partner can do for your organization and the field.

Participate in an annual process that helps your organization continuously improve the quality of your programs and the outcomes and experiences of your youth participants. Quality out-of-school time experiences play an important role in helping Saint Paul's youth recognize and achieve their greatest potential; that’s why we are committed to continuous program improvement through the Sprockets Activator Improvement Cycle. You’ll be part of a year-round, ongoing series of workshops, trainings and assessments designed to help you best serve the youth in your program. And it’s all at no cost to you. Contact Jocelyn Wiedow to get started.

Continue to grow as a youth worker by attending Sprockets' professional development opportunities at no cost to Saint Paul youth workers. Quality youth programs are the intersection of quality program features, engaged youth, and youth worker expertise. Sprockets designs professional development opportunities to support these three elements.  Workshops cover a broad array of timely topics, like program planning, youth engagement, racial equity, integrating academics, partnering with parents, and much more. 

Contribute to and pull reports from our shared database which collects and stores information about programs throughout Saint Paul. This information is used to help program providers make the best decisions about their programs, while providing easy standardized reporting for funders and others.

Keep in tune with what's going on with Saint Paul youth workers by gathering quarterly with other youth workers to share best practices, updates, and stay connected with the network. Sign up for the Sprockets Newsletter to get all the upcoming opportunities


We hope you’re excited by the possibilities for your organization in the Sprockets network. Join us and make an even bigger, better impact on the youth in our community! Questions? Contact Sprockets Network and Quality Coordinator