About IAN


We mobilize people, organizations, and communities to connect afterschool and summer programs with the support they need to create positive youth outcomes for inspiring futures.


Indiana is a place where all K-12 children and youth have access to high-quality learning opportunities beyond the school day that prepare them for success in education, careers, and life.


IAN began in 2001 as a grassroots effort among school districts and afterschool providers, supported by the Indiana Department of Education. By 2007, IAN had engaged diverse leaders to obtain funding from national and local foundations, corporate sponsors, and several Indiana city/county government entities.

We now have thousands of partners across the fields of education, youth development, business, government, faith-based and community organizations in Indiana and nationally. Among those we enjoy the generous support of the C.S. Mott Foundation, the Lilly Endowment, the Lumina Foundation, and many corporate supporters. IAN works closely with the Afterschool Alliance and the National Afterschool Association.