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 26

10:30AM - 12:15PM

Expanding Student Success: The State of Expanded Learning in California 
Heather Williams, Director, Policy and Outreach, California AfterSchool Network, Sacramento, CA; Michael Funk, Director, Expanded Learning Division, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA 

The world of Expanded Learning is rapidly evolving in California! We continue to see unprecedented investment into after school and summer learning at the state and federal levels. In this session, we will discuss how to meet the moment to support our children, youth, families, and communities. We will share the latest policy updates and their implications and host leaders from the field to share their expertise and vision. Join us for this exciting and interactive discussion.
Strand: BOOST Nation Town Hall; Program Design, Development & Quality; CA Focus

2:45PM - 4:45PM 

Engage Every Student- Fulfilling the Promise of Universal Afterschool and Summer Learning for All Children
Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC; Bela Shah Spooner, Program Director, Education, and Expanded Learning, National League of Cities, Washington, D.C.; Sheronda Witter Fleming, Ph.D., Out-of-School Time Partnerships Fellow, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, Garner, NC; Aaron Dworkin, Chief Executive Officer, National Summer Learning Association, Washington, D.C.

Engage Every Student is a bold new call to action to provide high-quality out-of-school time learning opportunities for every child who wants to participate. All students should have the supports they need to realize their full potential. Afterschool and summer learning programs are a critical part of that support.
Through the American Rescue Plan, school districts, cities, and states have funding and an unprecedented opportunity to partner with high-quality expanded learning programs to support students’ well-being and academic growth.
The U.S. Department of Education has partnered with the Afterschool Alliance, AASA, the School Superintendents Association, the National League of Cities, the National Summer Learning Association, and the National Comprehensive Center to provide schools and communities the connections and assistance they may need to expand access to afterschool and summer learning programs. Learn how you can get involved from the organizations leading the effort.
Strand: BOOST Nation Town Hall; Program Design, Development & Quality


10:00AM - 12:00PM

The Power of Us - The Latest Data on the Youth Fields Workforce & Why It Matters
Jill Young, Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research, Arlington, VA; Deborah Moroney, Vice President, American Institutes for Research, Arlington, VA; Aleah Rosario, Co-CEO, Partnership for Children & Youth, Oakland, CA

It’s almost here! Come learn about the Power of Us Survey, led by the American Institutes for Research (AIR). You’ll get a sneak peek at preliminary findings about who the adults are working with young people across the country outside the classroom, why they do this work, what kinds of support they need to continue, and where they hope to go career-wise. You’ll learn how you can use the findings to inform professional development, career pathways, and policy for the field.
Strand: BOOST Nation: Town Hall; Program Design, Development & Quality; Staff Leadership

1:15PM - 2:30PM

3:45PM - 5:15PM 

BOOST Nation: Town hall Contact

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