Youth & Families

Successful Youth. Quality Programs. That’s Sprockets.

Sprockets is a network of after-school and summer programs in Saint Paul that is helping youth be successful by connecting them to quality programs that spark their interests.

There’s more to after-school and summer experiences than meets the eye – they play an important role in helping young people thrive.

Research shows that children and youth who take part in quality after-school or summer programs:

  • Attend school more often
  • Do better in school
  • Exhibit fewer behavior challenges
  • Increase their physical activity
  • Develop more self-confidence
  • Build leadership and teamwork skills

That’s why Sprockets is helping connect young people in Saint Paul to high-quality after-school and summer programs that match their interests.


Finding Quality Programs with Sprockets Saint Paul

Check out the Sprockets Program Finder and Events Calendar and start exploring! You can also use our Parent Guide (available in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali) to help you identify quality programs for the young people in your life.

Sprockets Quality Partner Logo

Surprising research reveals that it’s better for youth to do nothing at all than to participate in low-quality programs.  At Sprockets, we want to give Saint Paul youth the best after-school and summer experiences possible. Look for our “Quality Partner” symbol throughout this website and at program locations to find organizations that are demonstrating a commitment to quality improvement by taking part in Sprockets’ quality training initiatives.