Each year, ION offers a series of Trainings & Community Roundtables for out-of-school time professionals and allies.  Free lunch for all registered attendees.


Coeur d’Alene - March 7 | Register for CDA 

Human Rights Education Institute, 414 West Fort Grounds Dr.

Moscow - March 8 | Register for Moscow

1912 Building, 412 E Third St

Pocatello - March 28 | Register for Pocatello

ISU- North/Middle Fork rms, 1080 S 5th Ave

Meridian - April 2 | Register for Meridian 

TV YMCA, 5155 S Hillsdale Ave, 83642

Twin Falls - April 4 | Register for Twin Falls 

Boys & Girls Club of Magic Valley, Teen Center, 999 Frontier Rd, 83301


9:00  – 12:15  Training for Out-of-School Time Professionals: Exploring Careers with Youth

This training workshop will be presented by the Idaho Workforce Development Council, Idaho Businesses for Education and the Idaho STEM Action Center. Participants will learn how to help K-12 youth navigate career paths from a young age, including tools for STEM education, Idaho LAUNCH grants, Idaho Youth Apprenticeship Program and other educational resources.

12:15 – 1:00    Networking Lunch  Meet industry and workforce partners in education

1:00  –  2:30    Community Roundtables: Re-Paving the Road to Success Afterschool

Join the Discussion with the Idaho Out-of-School Network and Ciera Davis of the Association of Idaho Cities about funding challenges ahead. 

Idaho afterschool and summer youth programs have received more than $20 million of federal funding in the last year.  Rural school districts have especially benefited from earmarked Covid-recovery funds. At the same time, facing limited state and local budgets, many school districts have moved to a 4-day school week. 

In September 2024, the majority of federal funds for out-of-school time youth programs in Idaho will expire. What will happen then? How many of the hundreds of afterschool programs in Idaho will be impacted or shut down?

3:00 Site Visit to local out-of-school time youth program