BOOST Live Podcast Lounge

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BOOST Live Podcast Lounge provides an intimate setting where attendees are a part of a live podcast audience. Podcasters will interview thought leaders, facilitate Q&A sessions, and expert panels all in front of a live audience! Be a part of the conversation, learning, and podcast community, live at BOOST. 

BOOST Live Podcast Lounge Schedule

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Tuesday, April 25


Special Edition from the Field at the BOOST Conference: A Conversation with our Educators 
Nick Monzi, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder; Calvin Sibert, Chief Mission Officer, Learn Fresh, Philadelphia, PA 

Join Nick Monzi of Learn Fresh as he explores fundamental issues impacting education today. Monzi discusses topics including racial and gender equity, innovative learning models, cross-sector collaboration in education, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education landscape. Along the way, he will be joined LIVE by educators at the BOOST Conference, and some of our key stakeholders in pro sports.  

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FranklinCovey Education Presents: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 
Lynne Ann S. Fox, MA.Ed., MS.Ed., Global Educational Developer, Innovator, Strategic Planner, and Coach, FranklinCovey Education, Harrisburg, PA

The podcast will discuss how the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People can help transform school culture to increase student empowerment and learning in schools. FranklinCovey Education has been one of the world’s most prominent and trusted providers of educational leadership development, school culture, and change management. Our comprehensive solutions help schools address common challenges such as Educator Wellness and Efficacy, Family Engagement, A Culture of Belonging, Leadership Development, School Improvement, and Student College, Career, and Life Readiness. Molly Garcia is one of our world-class coaches and will focus on the 7 Habits of building a positive school culture in this podcast.

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Wednesday, April 26


IDEAS That Empower Youth: Creating Student-led Learning Environments by Teaching Youth Social Entrepreneurship
Dr. Sonia Toledo, Founder & CEO of Dignity of Children, Creator of  Empowered by Youth, Dignity of Children, New York, NY 

In this podcast, Dr. Sonia Toledo will discuss how to empower children and youth to discover their passions early and live from the heart while developing 21st-century skills and striving to make a difference in their communities. She will share strategies for establishing student-led learning environments by teaching youth the mindset of an entrepreneur, which will help ensure they are able to compete in the fast-paced modern world of technology.

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2:45PM - 3:45PM

School: After Hours
Jenice Lee, Producer, School After Hours LLC., Richmond, VA 

Jenice Lee is an Out-of-School-Time practitioner that has two decades of experience working with youth in various communities. Her specialties are creating supportive systems for academic growth and fostering leadership opportunities for students to reach their greatest potential. Jenice’s goal is to share effective strategies and techniques with program staff, students, and families for the advancement of their communities.

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Sunday Candy: The Power of Community to Advance Learning
Sheryl Evans Davis, Creator, Sunday Candy, San Francisco, CA

Sunday candy represents the power of community. The African American community has long leveraged Sundays to celebrate culture, gather together, inspire hope, and organize in the face of anti-literacy laws, slavery, segregation, and racism. Sunday Candy inspired songs by Stevie Wonder and Chance the Rapper; it is a symbol of the transformative power of culture, community, and creativity. This podcast explores the potential of community, culture, and creativity to advance learning.

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Thursday, April 27


Find Your SPARK- Everyone Has an Unbreakable SPARK
Ashley Hunt, Director of Programs and Development; Brooke Wheeldon-Reece, President/CEO, The Spark Initiative, Brandon, FL

“FIND YOUR SPARK” is a podcast that shares real-life stories of realizing the potential and impact of your SPARK, in the middle of a busy life. Ashley and Brooke dive deep into conversations about life, family, running a business, the youth they work with, and the impact their work has daily. The episodes are funny, digestible, honest, and profoundly helpful. 

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Vertical Playpen- The Shared Experience
Phil Brown, Lead Trainer, High 5 Adventure Learning Center, Brattleboro, VT

Want to learn more about Adventure and Experiential Education? Then this podcast is for you!
Listeners of this podcast will get;

- Adventure Programming Theory
- Facilitation Tips
- Activity Ideas
- Industry Career Advice
- Interviews from Industry Professionals

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Juan Alvarado, CEO, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, and Podcast Host, RAIZE THE BAR, Visalia, CA

In this episode, we will discuss you as a leader and who your students need you to be. We will take a look at it from both the leader's and the youth's perspectives. The Relevant Development Podcast is a podcast that no matter if it is personal or professional, will help you take your life to the next level. Whether it's your life at home or your life at work, you will elevate and thrive. From mindset to career and overall growth, we pour into you to ensure your development is relevant! 

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The #iAmImpact Podcast
Nathan Houston, Co-Founder; Nathaniel Wilson, Co-Founder, #iAmImpact, Sacramento, CA 

The #iAmImpact podcast focuses on ordinary people who are making an extraordinary impact. We will dive deep into topics such as leadership, education, and inspiration.​​

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Friday, April 28


Becoming More Resilient 101
Dee Hankins, Inspirational Speaker, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Become more resilient by understanding the basic principles of resilience and how applying these principles can give you the ability to bounce back from anything. If we want to raise or care for more resilient children, we have to become more resilient adults.
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BOOST Live Podcast Lounge contact 

Do you have a podcast that relates to education, teaching, professional development, or kid-centric topics? We are currently accepting podcasts with creative and diverse themes that can help shape the conversation at the BOOST Conference. For more information or to request an application, please contact:


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ElizaBeth Phillips, On-Site Podcast Lounge Coordinator
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To view a compilation of BOOST Live Podcast Lounge partners, please visit our Podcasts We Love page. 

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