Our Workshop Strands are comprised of targeted workshop sessions throughout the BOOST conference. Presented by leaders and supporters of expanded learning, these purposeful organizations will share inspiring ideas, promising practices, and current trends in the in and out-of-school time fields. Click each of our Workshop Strand Sponsors on the right-hand side of the page to learn more.

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California AfterSchool Network

The California AfterSchool Network (CAN) exists to make a difference in the health and well-being of children, youth, their families, and their communities by strengthening access to high-quality Out-of-School Time (OST) programs. 

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In 2009, a high school student was using his smartphone to take notes in class. His phone was confiscated because school policy was "no phones allowed". That student was our Co-Founder, Travis Allen. He disagreed with the policy and created a viral video to show the world how technology could enhance education.

Travis saw a significant need to improve and support education. New tools, information, and technology were coming out every year, and schools were struggling to keep up. He founded ProSolve in 2012 with Arvin Ross to modernize schools and create a new type of learning environment; one that challenged the status quo, and positioned students as problem-solvers and lifelong learners.


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Think Together

In 1994, a group of mothers decided they’d had enough. Gangs and drugs in the Shalimar neighborhood of Costa Mesa had created an unsafe environment for their kids. So, they reached out for help.

Community leaders came together to open the doors of Shalimar Learning Center, a safe space for the neighborhood kids to come after school and get help with homework.

Over 100 kids showed up on the first day!

What began as a single neighborhood center has grown into programs in over 400 California schools – from San Diego to San Francisco – serving over 200,000 students. Founded in 1997, Think Together partners with schools to change the odds for kids. Think Together delivers nationally-recognized expanded learning programs and school improvement, offered through affiliate partner Orenda Education.

We want a community where all kids get a great education that prepares them for college and career.

Click here to learn more. 

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Woodcraft Rangers

Woodcraft Rangers has been at the forefront of expanded learning opportunities in the greater Los Angeles area for 100 years. Woodcraft now serves 20,000 youth ages 4-18 annually at afterschool enrichment programs, summer day camps and sleepaway camps. Our trauma-informed and highly trained staff are in 90 Title I schools, providing programs in four major learning pathways: visual and performing arts, sports and wellness, STEM, and youth leadership.

From the start, Woodcraft Rangers challenged the norm by opening its programs to all children from every race, religion, and socioeconomic background. Today, we remain committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and it is reflected throughout the organization, in our students, staff and leadership. We continue to welcome and accommodate all youth, including those with disabilities and LGBTQIA youth. Woodcraft Rangers’ DEI commitment can be seen through our hyperlocal staffing model, commitment to outdoor education equity, DEI thought leadership and culturally relevant programs. 

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Workshop Strand Sponsors contact

For questions or additional details on becoming a Workshop Strand Sponsor, please contact: 
Andrea Seals Wilson

Andrea Seals Wilson, Exhibit & Sponsorship Account Manager 
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