BOOST Nation: Town Hall
BOOST NATION: Town Hall meetings are informal public meetings scheduled throughout the conference with national leaders. Everybody in the out-of-school time community is invited to attend, voice their opinions, share issues and challenges, share promising practices, and hear responses from public figures and elected officials about shared subjects of interest in your community.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
10:30AM - 12:15PM
Expanding Student Success: The State of Expanded Learning in California
Michael Funk, Expanded Learning Division Director, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA
Always a memorable time—come to this annual Town Hall to hear the highlights and significance of the past year. Learn and discuss the Expanded Learning plan for the upcoming year. It is filled with promise and possibility. We will review updates on last year of strategic implementation; Strategic Plan 2.0; Strategic Plan 2.0- Action Plan for 2020 (what’s been done; what’s left to do); and State Policy Issues. Join Michael for an interactive discussion with time for Q&A.
ULA, MLA, CB, DS, PK, E, M, H
2:45PM - 4:45PM
Fostering Protective Factors in Youth: Making an Impact That Can Last a Lifetime
Dan Gilbert, Sr. Program Manager; Nikki Yamashiro, Vice President of Policy, Afterschool Alliance, Washington DC; Eric Johnston, Executive Director, Todos Juntos, Canby, OR; Regino Chavez, Director of Evaluation, LA's BEST, Los Angeles, CA
Recent brain research has revealed that every child has great potential and that the brain has a high level of malleability from birth through adolescence and into adulthood. Throughout their lives, afterschool and summer learning programs provide unique opportunities for youth to develop skills that will help them grow into healthy, capable, responsible adults. Join us for a lively panel discussion featuring perspectives from research and practice and learn more about how youth development programs can focus on developing the skills, behaviors, and beliefs that youth will need to thrive.
ULA, MLA, DS, E, M, H
THURSDAY, APRIL 30
10:00AM - 12:00PM
1:15PM - 2:30PM
Young, Educated, and Diverse... We Think
Aleah Rosario, Senior Specialist, Workforce Development, Foundation for California Community Colleges, Sacramento, CA
A lack of comprehensive understanding of the afterschool workforce limits our ability to design programs and policies that best support them. Hear about current efforts to advance the workforce, and help build national momentum around defining, understanding, and promoting afterschool as a robust and viable career pathway. Leave with knowledge and tools to move us all toward the recognition and professionalization that the afterschool workforce deserves.
ULA, MLA, CB, PK, E, M, H, HE
3:45PM - 5:15PM
Raise Your Voice: Make Afterschool a Priority in your Community and Across California
Jennifer Peck, President & CEO, Partnership for Children & Youth; Jen Dietrich, Director of Policy, Partnership for Children & Youth, El Cerrito, CA
What does your program need to address the challenges it’s facing? What is at stake for youth and families in your community? Join the discussion and shape California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance’s (CA3) priorities to protect, improve, and grow afterschool programs in California. You’ll also get practical tips for building support for your program in your community and in the State Capitol. CA3 led the campaigns to secure an extra $100 million for California’s state-funded afterschool programs.
ULA, MLA, CB, DS, PK, E, M, H
BOOST Nation: Town hall Contact
Have any questions or suggestions for a BOOST Nation: Town Hall meeting?
Heather Williams, BOOST Leadership Team Lead
Please note: Name badges are required to attend all BOOST Conference events including all meals and all workshops.