BOOST Nation: Town Hall

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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, May 1


10:30AM-12:15PM

Expanding Student Success: The State of Expanded Learning in California
Michael Funk, Director, Expanded Learning Division, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA

It's been another amazing year in Expanded Learning! Join us to hear the highlights and Michael's plan for the upcoming year to realize the vision that Expanded Learning programs are paramount to a good education for California's students. We will review updates on last year of strategic implementation; Strategic Plan 2.0; Strategic plan 2.0 - Action Plan for 2019 (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. DS, CB, E, M, H
Strand: BOOST Nation: Town Hall

2:45PM-4:45PM

Building Partnerships in Support of Where, When, & How Learning Happens
National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, Washington, DC

Building on the work of the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, this Town Hall will explore how we can expand equity when we build partnerships across school, community, and youth development partners in support of where, when, and how learning happens. Discussion around strategies for how youth development organizations and schools can partner to support the integration and alignment of social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development practices across settings as well as a call to action for PreK-12 education stakeholders to form more strategic partnerships with the youth development sector to support holistic development and success for each and every student.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, PK, E, M, H
Strand: BOOST Nation: Town Hall

Thursday, May 2

10:00AM-12:00PM

Promoting Safety, Inclusion, and Well-Being for LGBTQ+ Youth
Dr. Vincent Pompei, Director, Youth Well-Being Project, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Washington, DC

We have seen tremendous strides toward LGBTQ equality in the U.S. and yet current data reveal serious challenges faced by LGBTQ youth. According to a 2017 national survey, only 5% of LGBTQ students say all of their teachers are supportive of LGBTQ people, and only 5% always feel safe in their classrooms. For LGBTQ youth of color, these challenges are compounded by racism, race-related stressors. Join this town hall to build cultural competency and learn how you can make a positive difference.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, E, M, H, HE
Strand: BOOST Nation: Town Hall

1:15PM-2:30PM

Save Afterschool - Advocacy Strategies For All

This Town Hall will introduce strategies to effectively advocate for afterschool programs including specific approaches to engage with local, state, and federal elected officials and advocacy planning within your own organization. Leave with ideas, concrete next steps, and a wide variety of free tools and resources.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, E, M, H
Strand: BOOST Nation Town Hall; Sustainability

3:45PM-5:15PM 

The State of Black Students: Examining the Academic and Health Outcomes of Black Youth in California
Earl Edwards, Researcher; Jamelia Harris, Researcher, UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools, Los Angeles, CA

The student population of young Black children is one of the most vulnerable in California. This Town Hall examines academic and mental health outcomes of Black youth in California and explores the impact that structural racism and implicit bias have on the educations of young Black boys and girls. The session will be interactive, focusing on how the expanded learning community can better support Black youth.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, M, H
Strand: BOOST Nation: Town Hall

Have a suggestion for a BOOST Nation: Town Hall meeting?
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Please note: Name badges are required to attend all BOOST Conference events including all meals and all workshops. 

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