Idaho Learns Everywhere

June 25, 2024 – This blog post is an insider report on how the Idaho Out-of-School Network of educators and program leaders stepped up and saved educational opportunities during the pandemic. ION and its informal coalition of state-based agencies came together to coordinate use of ARP and ESSER funds (American Rescue Act & Elementary &


photos of 2024 Idaho Afterschool Champions
Boise (4/24/24) – The Idaho Out-of-School Network today announced the names of six Idaho Afterschool Champions for 2024, as part of National Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week. This national celebration highlights the importance of the more than 850,000 people who provide academic support, social support and enrichment activities for youth outside of classroom time. Each year,

Grandpa and Grandma Library

By Sarah Roach: We have a very small, rural library and our afterschool program constantly faces challenges; for example, we are forced to hold programs outside, no matter the weather because the library occupancy limit is only sixteen which is less than the number of kids in the program.  Six years ago, Clifford and Kathy

Afterschool Bike Rodeo

Safe Routes to School
April 10, 2024 – Today at Ustick Elementary in Boise, Idaho, 3rd graders gather are ready to bolt out of the school door, jump on bikes and race around the school. But it won’t be a free-for-all. Today is the day they have been waiting for knowing there will be a pile of bikes, safety