The Donnelly Public Library has filled a gap in an afterschool programming desert with grant funds provided by the Idaho Out-of-School Network. “We have for several years tried to fill a gap in Donnelly. There are several afterschool programs that serve McCall as well as Cascade kids. Donnelly remained unserviced,” reported Donnelly Public Library Director Sherry Scheline. When

ION Funds Expand Youth Programs

Boise, Oct 19, 2022. The Idaho Out-of-School Network (ION) today announced new grants totaling more than $1.5 million to youth programs across the state. ION’s Enrichment Grants range from $20,000 to $135,000 per program. Funds will be used to hire educational staff, increase enrollment and expand academic, social and emotional learning services for K-12 youth. Each
Kids need a safe, fun place to go beyond their own home outside of school hours. Youth enrichment programs and afterschool child care helps kids thrive and succeed. But, for every child attending a quality afterschool program in Idaho, four others cannot. Experts estimated that there are more than 40,000 kids in Idaho who cannot

Summer of Innovation

Jan. 3, 2023 ION opened applications for funding of summertime youth programs.