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Trainings & Events

To achieve its goal of expanding access to high-quality afterschool programs, the Iowa Afterschool Alliance provides professional development and training to help improve and maintain the quality of programming available to children and families.

Impact AfterSchool Conference

The Impact Afterschool Conference is a two-day training opportunity for afterschool professionals and community partners. The conference features dynamic workshops and keynote sessions on a variety of relevant topics such as social emotional learning, STEM, literacy, behavior management, family engagement, college and career readiness, diversity and inclusion, agriculture, team-building, health and wellness, and more. The conference also provides the chance attendees to network and share best practices that they have learned through their own work. 

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Join us for the annual

Impact Afterschool Conference

September 28 - September 29, 2023

Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest located at 4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, Iowa, 50322

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“Great ideas and resources that can be incorporated into my before & afterschool program-Michelle Cummings was awesome! Mizzen app, Youth AstroNet Program is so cool!”

If you are interested in helping shape next year's conference agenda and schedule, please consider joining the Professional Development Committee! Contact Heidi Brown at if interested.

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