2009 BOOST Conference Highlights  



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“Activities, Projects, and Learning…Oh My!”
Ray Trinidad, CEO, !MACT Consulting, Chula Vista, CA


Afterschool, the Economy and Emerging Federal Opportunities
Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Rivka Burstein-Stern, Field Outreach Coordinator, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC


After School University: Homework
Sunny Im, Site Director; Patrice Kuykendall, Site Director, YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Downtown Community Development Branch, Long Beach, CA


After School University: Literacy
Eddie Gardiner, Site Director; Yvette Johnson, Assistant Site Director, YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Downtown Community Development Branch, Long Beach, CA


After School University: Math
Al Rodriguez, Site Director; Trang Truong, Site Director, YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Downtown Community Development Branch, Long Beach, CA


After School University: Youth Development
Carola Secada, After School Operations and Training Director; Mark Marano, Program Coordinator, CASDP Director, YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Downtown Community Development Branch, Long Beach, CA


The Best of Cooperative Play-Adventure, Initiative & Problem Solving Games for All Ages
Bill Michaelis Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University; Ezra Holland, Faculty, San Francisco State University, co-owners of, San Francisco, CA


Building Your Summer Program with Supplemental Funds
Jennifer Brady, Director of Professional Development, Center for Summer Learning, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; Katie Brackenridge, Director, Out-of-School Time Initiatives, Bay Area Partnership, Oakland, CA


Calculating the Costs of Quality Out-of-School Time Programs
Zakia Redd, Senior Research & Evaluation Officer, Wallace Foundation, New York, NY


Collaborative Art: Paper Quilts & Color Spray Fun
Anna Reyner, MA, ATR, MFT, Registered Art Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Los Angeles, CA


College Access Program
Kelly Jordan, Instructor, Tiger Woods Learning Center, Anaheim, CA


A Community-Based Economic Stimulus
Rebecca Goldberg, Regional Strategies Director, CalSAC, San Francisco, CA; Davis Brick, Director of Encore Afterschool, Oakland, CA


Cooperative Academic Enrichment Lessons for K-6 After School Programs
Annette Zucconi, Program Manager; Kristen Mowers, Program Coordinator; Betsy Jones, Supervising Teacher, with CalSERVES, Napa County Office of Education, Napa, CA


The CRAFT of Leadership: Developing Professional Learning Communities that Really Work
Dr. Harvey F. Silver, President, Silver Strong & Associates/Thoughtful Education Press, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ


Crisis Response in After School Programs
Vicki Bauman, Prevention Director II; Jeri Trainor, Planning Coordinator, Stanislaus County Office of Education, Modesto, CA


Cultural Competency - Widening our Lens Using Social Justice as a Springboard
Michele Hamilton, Program Manager, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, CA


Dance for Non-Dancers
Joan Gillem, SPARK Elite Trainer, The SPARK Programs, San Diego, CA


Developing Corporate Partnerships
Elizabeth Crist-Darby, Project Manager, Indiana Youth Institute, Indianapolis, IN


Engage. Recruit. Retain.
Frank Escobar, Program Manager, Visalia Unified School District, Visalia, CA; Richard Peralta, Program Trainer, Central Valley Afterschool Foundation, Fresno, CA


40 Developmental Assets
Tammie Bernal, Asset Development Teacher of Special Assignment (TOSA), Anaheim City School District, Anaheim, CA


Free Web-based Programs That Are Perfect for Out-of-School Time!
Todd Flora, Mgr., IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, Glendale, CA


Fun with Forensics After School
Anthony Bertino, Staff Developer, Glenville, NY; Mike DeBritz, President, Community Learning, Soctia, NY


Getting Kids Back Outdoors: Inspiring Healthy Stewards of the Future!
Melissa Hanson, CEO/President, Säjai® Foundation, Hamel, MN


Girls and Aggression- Dealing with it in Your After School Program
Gabriela G. Baeza, Project Specialist, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA


Going On 13
Dawn Valadez, Producer/Director, Going On 13, Oakland, CA


Good Enough to Eat!
Gloria Halley, Consultant; Lenea Pollett, DrPH, MPH, CNS, CHES, RD - Nutrition Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA


“Hands-On” Doesn’t Mean “Minds-Off”: Using Foldables to Promote Content Learning
Dr. Nancy Frey, Associate Professor, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA


Highway to Homework Heaven
Nora Molina-Zamora, Program Manager, After School Enrichment, California After School Resource Center (CASRC), Hayward, CA


How to Win Grants and Influence Students
Jonathan O'Brien, Director of Thinkology, Sandy Point Ink LLC, Santa Barbara, CA

How Was Your Day?: Improving Workplace Climate to Increase Staff Retention and Job SatisfactionNathan Eklund, Senior Consultant, SEARCH Institute, Minneapolis, MN


Is it Fat or Phat?
Tyrone Dinneen, Regional Mentor; Diego Arancibia, Director of Program & Staff Development After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles, CA


Looking Beneath the Surface: Tools for Addressing Equity and Diversity in After School and Youth Programs
Jimena Quiroga, Senior Program Associate; Jhumpa Bhattacharya, Program Director, California Tomorrow, Oakland, CA


The Magic is YOU!
Heather Davis, Community Services Supervisor, City of Rancho Cucamonga & Executive Board Member; Timothy Pagano, Community Services Specialist II, City of Brea & Executive Board Member, Southern California Teen Coalition, Brea, CA


Make Math Fun and Hands-On After-School
Andrea Loveday-Brown, Professional Developer, Developmental Studies Center, Oakland, CA


Managing Multiple Partnerships: A CBO Perspective
CynDee Zandes, THINK Together, Cathie Mostovoy, Woodcraft Rangers, Fernando Rodriguez, International Center for Education and Sports


Managing Time: Making the Most of Your 24/7
CynDee Zandes, Zandes Consulting, Bakersfield, CA


Maximizing Community Resources in Rural Areas
Laura Hickle, Sierra Sands Unified School District, Sandra Goldstein, Southern Sierra Boys & Girls Clubs, Jodie Van Ornum, Shasta County Office of Education, Beth Chaton, Humboldt County Office of Education, Cliff Munson, Siskiyou County Office of Education


The Missing Link: Relationship Skills Education
Kay Reed, Executive Director, The Dibble Institute, Berkeley, CA


Mutli Sport Fun
Grant Scheffer, Co Founder; Dale Slear, Lead Presenter, Socci Sport LLC, Mt Pleasant, SC


Out of the Box
Lisa Jones, Jones Consulting, Chula Vista, CA


Partnering to Meet Family Needs Beyond After School
Pat Halberstadt, Melanie Seus, Boys & Girls Club of Garden Grove, Jessica Nassie, Garden Grove Unified School District, Normandie Nigh, A World Fit for Kids, Phyllis Reed, Anaheim City School District, Beth Clendening, Anaheim YMCA


Pathway to Excellence: An Innovative Professional Development Model
Jackie Jainga Hyllseth, Professional Development Director; Zach Wilson, Educational Services Director, School's Out Washington, Seattle, WA


The Power of Play
Jeremy Lansing, Community Training Program Manager, Sports4Kids, Oakland, CA


Promote Performance with the CA After School Programs Quality Self Assessment Tool
Jeff Davis, Afterschool Network Coordinator; Michele Hamilton, Afterschool Network Coordiantor, California Afterschool Network, Davis, CA


Ready to Go Health Education Resources
Rita Mitchell, Nutrition Research Associate, University of California, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Davis, CA; Robyn Sakamoto, Program Manager, After School Health, California After School Resource Center (CASRC), Hayward, CA; Susan Magrann, MS, RD, Nutrition Education Consultant, Network for a Healthy California, Costa Mesa, CA; Heather Troska, Senior Territory Manager, Dairy Council of California, Irvine, CA
Panel facilitated by Kathy Lewis, VP and COO, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA


Slow Down to Go Fast: One to One Meetings Match Need to Service
Jan Ryan, Cross-system Prevention Consultant, Jim Rothblatt, Prevention Consultant, Riverside County Department of Mental Health, Sunstance Abuse & Prevention Services, Palm Desert, CA


Surviving Fiscal Audit and CPM
Mary Jo Ginty, Region 11 Lead, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA


Taking your Program to the Next Level: Changing Lives; Saving Lives
Andria (Andi) J. Fletcher, PhD, Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA
Lenea Pollett, DrPH, Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA; Debra Mason, Program Director, Mt. Diablo CARES, Bay Point, CA


Talking is Learning, Especially with English Language Learners
Joana Davis-Diaz, Project Manager, Center for Afterschool Education, Moorestown, NJ


Tiger’s Action Plan: Character Education Curriculum
Eric Moore, Learning Facilitator, Tiger Woods Learning Center, Anaheim, CA


Understanding Your Leadership Style and How to Lead Others
Douglas E. Luffborough, Executive Director, Turning the Hearts Center, Chula Vista CA


Using Co-teaching Models with Volunteers: Enhancing Learning for Students with Special NeedsJudith Van Brocklin, Ed. D, Southern California After School Inclusion Coordinator, La Jolla, CA; Beth Hart, Northern California After School Inclusion Coordinator, Carmichael, CA


We Can’t Do It Alone: Creating Awesome Partnerships
Mary Hoshiko, Vice President of Program and Community Development, YMCA of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA; Bonnie Broderick, Director of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Health and Wellness Unit, Santa Clara County Public Health Department, San Jose, CA


You Matter. They Matter. Be Creative.
Chad Furlong, Director, iTHINK School Assemblies, San Diego, CA

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