About IAN

MISSION

We advance opportunities for learning beyond the school day so that all Indiana youth can grow into healthy, thriving adults.

VISION

Help every young person in Indiana have access to quality out-of-school programs provided by valued professionals.

HISTORY

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 Inc., and many corporate supporters. IAN works closely with the Afterschool Alliance and the National Afterschool Association.