WORKSHOPS 

2019 BOOST Conference Workshops are listed below. Additional workshops will be announced soon. Stay tuned. 

#iAmImpact Restorative Practice Healing Circles
Nathan Houston, Founder; Nathaniel Wilson, Consensus Facilitator, I Am Impact, Sacramento, CA

Healing Circles are not a particular program or blueprint but an invitation to dialogue and an exploration of what a community needs to ensure all members strengthen and maintain healthy relationships. Positive relationships play a key role in any environment where there is people interaction. Participants will touch on one restorative practice that can bring healing to any community or work environment when implemented with fidelity. Leave inspired!
MLA, DS, E, M, H, HE
Strand: Staff Leadership

85/15: Direct Service to Pupils
Kelly Faustino, Education Programs Consultant; Josh Brady, Administrator, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA; Daymon Beach, Project Specialist, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA; Dr. Michelle Perrenoud, Project Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Los Angeles, CA

The Policy Committee of the California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division has created a presentation on Direct Service to Pupils, Administrative, Indirect Costs (also known as 85/15) and Supplement vs. Supplant to give grantees a better understanding of the requirements, review the common issues surfaced through Federal Program Monitoring and Audits and provide resources. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the CDE to learn about 85/15!
ULA, MLA, CB, E, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality; CA Only

ACTION! Team Games and Activities
Jordan Stolp, Territory Sales Manager, Gopher Sport, Owatonna, MN

If you're looking for some fun large group activities for your students, this is the session for you. Come ready to move with Gopher's ACTION! Team Games and Activities. These non-traditional activities are sure to keep your students moving, strategizing, and working together. These adaptable games are teacher friendly and all-inclusive only from Gopher equipment! Join us for these one-of-a-kind activities!
DS, PK, E, M, H
Strand: Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development, and Quality

The Active Assailant: Planning for the Unthinkable
Wayne Sakamoto, Executive Director, California School Resource Officers' Association, Temecula, CA

This training will examine what we know about active assailants. The motivation for attacking the school or agency, observable warning signs and lessons learned from past and recent attacks. Attendees will learn how a strong law enforcement-program partnership can mitigate injuries and fatalities through practice, model strategies and the steps that can be taken before and during an attack. Both proactive and reactive strategies will be fully covered to meet the needs of attendees.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, PK, E, M, H HE
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Activities You Should Know!
Phil Brown, Lead Trainer, High 5 Adventure Learning Center, Brattleboro, VT

We all have a list of go-to activities but this workshop will provide a list of activities to never leave home without activities. Everything from icebreakers to taking initiative to problem-solving will be covered in this will be a fast-paced, fun-filled workshop and are sure to energize you and give you lots of new activity ideas to tinker with and take back to your program!
MLA, DS, E, M, H, HE
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Authentic Leadership through Organizational Change - How to Build Capacity through Mentoring
Gillian Vickers, Operations Manager, Big Fat Smile, Corrimal, NSW, Australia

Australia’s out-of-school time sector is in constant change. Shifts in regulatory frameworks, combined with challenges such as transient staffing and variable market demands have created multiple challenges. These changes necessitate an agile and adaptive response. This session will explore how to work with your teams during change and how to manage and inspire all stakeholders. Attendees will learn how to promote trust and openness as a leader, hear real-life work scenarios on how to build staff capacity, and learn about mentoring and coaching techniques to apply during change management and/or work challenges. 
ULA, MLA, CB, M
Strand: Staff Leadership

Beyond the Dream: The Inner-City Series
Nicolas “Nico” Bremond, Senior Program Lead; E'rika Chambers, Executive Director, Collective Impact, San Francisco, CA; Sheryl Davis, Executive Director, San Francisco Human Rights Commission

This series will explore how artists use their words to shed light on the desolation experienced by inner-city residents. Superstars Marvin Gaye, Bobby Womack, Too Short, and Pulitzer winner Kendrick Lamar are a few of the artist we will examine. Have the streets changed in 50 years? What does the Dream mean for these artists? Participants will learn how art can illuminate the hidden and forgotten struggles of ghetto life and begin a dialogue that addresses socioeconomic inequities in America.
MLA, DS, M, H, HE
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Coaching with Head and Heart
Selena Levy, Director of Training; Hannah Davidman, Program Coordinator, California School-Age Consortium, Berkeley, CA

Coaching is a process that supports individuals to make more conscious decisions and take new action. It helps individuals identify and build on their strengths and internal resources. Coaching moves a person forward from where they are to where they want or need to be. Join us to explore coaching best practices and practice a coaching technique that cultivates a relationship rooted in mutual respect and care. Come to explore this transformative and essential leadership skill!
ULA, MLA, PK, E, M, H, HE
Strand: Staff Leadership

Creating Future Community Leaders through Interpersonal Dialogue with Middle & High School Students
Iyari Arteaga, Middle School Specialist; Andrew Buitron, Elementary School Specialist; Lisa Santa Cruz, CVCI Director, Barrio Logan College Institute, San Diego, CA

Learn about the Behavioral Development aspect of Barrio Logan College Institute’s “ABCs to College Success” by examining multiple student-leadership initiatives at our after-school college readiness program. We will provide an overview of BLCI’s Circulo de Mujeres/Hombres, University Club, and the CEO’s Leadership Council and further explore how these groups encourage the development of life skills such as critical thinking, mentorship, vulnerability and forging healthy relationships.
MLA, DS, M, H
Strand: Older Youth

Cyberland Escape Room
Shawn C. Petty, Director of Training; Lauri Celli, Technical Assistance Coach, Westat, San Antonio, TX

A Diabolical Hacker named the Black Hatter has locked Alice and the rest of you in his Escape Room. In this workshop, learn how to Escape and discover various ways to build your own Escape Rooms for your program. While this particular escape room has a coding theme, your Master Trainers will present the blueprint for building your own escape room and will give you several ideas on how to make it happen. Discover how you can bring this hot trend to your program!
MLA, DS, E, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

A Deep Dive Into Radical Healing with Shawn Ginwright
Dr. Shawn Ginwright, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Flourish Agenda Inc., Oakland, CA and Associate Professor of Education and African American Studies, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 

This session provides a fresh and exciting view of Radical Healing and community change. In this session, Dr. Ginwright vividly illustrates how strategic plans and logic models seldom produce the transformation we seek in schools and youth development programs. Schools, community organizations, and city governments often change their policies, and practices but seldom transform the hearts of the people in their organizations. Change happens when people’s hearts are transformed. The session explores self-reflection and offers a process for deeper engagement with young people. The session provides practical strategies and activities that can be used to improve school climate, restore the social-emotional health, and establish equity in schools and youth-serving agencies. 
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, E, M, H, HE
Strand: Master Class

Design Thinking for the Leader
Stan Hickory, Assistant Director, Mapleton School District, Boulder, CO

This hands-on workshop will define the Design Thinking process, allow participants to practice the process, and learn how to implement the Design Thinking process in their leadership model.
MLA, DS, E, M, H
Strand: Staff Leadership

Empowering our Students with Voice, Choice, and Healthy Relationships
Maria C. Castilleja, Sanford Harmony Trainer, Sanford Programs at National University, La Jolla, CA; Zachary Wilson, Director of Staff Development, LA's BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program, Los Angeles, CA

Students need opportunities to choose and contribute their voices to the learning and culture of our programs; leading in that way students develop critical leadership skills, build healthy relationships, increase empathy and develop ownership in their learning. Discover how LA's BEST and Sanford Harmony Program have joined together to create conditions that empower children. Participants will engage in SEL routines and activities enhancing communication, respect, collaboration, and empathy.
ULA, MLA, DS, PK, E
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Engaging Activities for Youth
Gabriela B. Delgado. President, Saving Our Starfish, Chula Vista, CA

This interactive session will provide you with various hands-on and easy to implement activities to engage youth. All resources are rooted in research based on student engagement, resiliency, and youth development principles. The activities presented can be used for building community; classroom energizers; small group settings; and out of school time. Come prepared to learn, participate, and gain practical skills for your toolbox.
DS, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

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! Come 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, CA only

Faster Invoicing, Accurate Reporting, and Modern Day Registration: The Eleyo Way
Robin Mattaini, Leadership Team; Joe Hickey, Leadership Team, Eleyo, Saint Paul Park, MN

Join Eleyo as we showcase how our modern day software is enabling programs to reduce invoicing time from days to minutes, boosting leader’s confidence in program reporting, and making the registration process online, quick, and easy for families. We will provide insight into how one program saved 350 hours a year and thousands of dollars by implementing our online program management software.
ULA, E
Strand: Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development, and Quality

Flawed Leader - Finding Balance
Dr. Annemarie Grassi, President, and CEO, Open Doors Academy, Cleveland, OH

With 24 access to our jobs, email, workload, and work problems, our jobs often feel like they are a 24/7 part of our lives. But at what cost? Do we miss the view of the forest if we are always playing in the weeds? Spend some time learning about the thought process we engage in that creates more disruption in our work, impact our relationships, and keep us from being truly successful. Learn how to elevate your leadership by taking a step back and finding balance in yourself and your team.
ULA, MLA, DS, PK, E, M, H, HE
Strand: Staff Leadership

Geniventure: Fusing Dragons, Genetics, and Hands-on Science Learning
Dr. Frieda Reichsman, Senior Research Scientist; Kiley McElroy-Brown, Project Manager, The Concord Consortium, Concord, MA; Ravit Golan Duncan, Associate Professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

GeniConnect is a set of afterschool activities that engage students in an online dragon genetics game, Geniventure. The activities support students in connecting genetics with their own lives and in viewing science as offering possibilities and opportunities for their future. Bring laptops/tablets to play our free, online software and explore mechanisms of genetics and molecular biology featuring an in-game intelligent tutoring system to guide you to success!
MLA, DS, CB, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Growing Great Staff: Creating a Culture of Commitment
Mike Ashcraft, Founder, and CEO; Chelsea Ashcraft, Founder & CEO, Children's Choice, Albuquerque, NM

Do you want powerful and practical strategies you can use to create a system of shared values, increase buy-in, and improve performance? We will share our best tips and techniques that created a positive and productive organizational culture resulting in being named a Top 5 Workplace in New Mexico six years in a row. We will share our best secrets that have helped reduce turnover, increase program and organizational pride, and facilitate strong and positive relationships among our staff.
MLA, DS, E
Strand: Staff Leadership

Hands-on Strategies for Supporting Social and Emotional Learning Through Nature-Based Programs
Dr. Kathleen O'Connor, Research and Evaluation Coordinator, NatureBridge, San Francisco, CA; Bridget Llewellyn, Program Design Coordinator, The Student Conservation Association, Seattle, WA; BJ Allen, Director of Student Services, Outward Bound California, San Francisco, CA

As the intentional development of social and emotional learning (SEL) in young people becomes increasingly important, nature-based programs provide unique opportunities to leverage nature in support of SEL. Outward Bound, Student Conservation Association, and NatureBridge - national providers of nature-based programming with distinct program models - will share their approaches to SEL. Through hands-on engagement and discussion, participants will take away strategies and tools to support SEL.
MLA, DS, CB, E, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Hidden Rules of Class
Jacquie Estee, Adjunct Instructor, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE

In this session, we will examine the diverse nature of the students with whom we interact and the way diversity impacts the culture of our schools. We will explore the hidden rules of the classes (poverty, middle class and wealth) and identify strategies to help all the students we serve.
MLA, DS, CB, PK, E, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

History of Afterschool Documentary
Stacey Daraio, Co-Director, Temescal Associates, San Francisco, CA

This documentary examines the history of afterschool programs in the United States. From the Increased need for childcare programs after World War II to influences that drove the expansion of afterschool programs, until the present day. The film features interviews with 15 prominent afterschool leaders, historical imagery, and narration by Pedro Noguera.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, PK, E, M, H
Strand: Staff Leadership; Program Design, Development, and Quality

How to Build a Culture of SEL Starting with Adults
Bridget Laird, Chief Executive Officer, WINGS for Kids, Charleston, SC; Karen Pittman, President & CEO, Forum for Youth Investment, Washington, DC

In order to effectively teach SEL to kids, adults must first develop their own social-emotional competencies. How can school and program leaders help educators and practitioners build their social-emotional skills and what does an effective culture of SEL look like? Join WINGS for Kids and the Forum for Youth Investment for an engaging conversation on why SEL begins with adults and how you can build a culture of SEL.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, E
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

How to Develop a Storytelling Culture That Matters
Richard Reyes, Executive Director, PLUS ME Project, Los Angeles, CA

Does your organization embrace a strong storytelling culture that results in staff feeling connected and students feeling heard? In this workshop, participants will learn PLUS ME Project's six-step process to building a strong storytelling culture within your organization/school that boosts team morale and inspires the students you serve. Join us as we dig into our own personal narratives and gain tools that can immediately be implemented back home.
ULA, MLA, M, H, HE
Strand: Older Youth

How to Use the BOOST Breakfast Club Blog to BOOST Your Professional Development
Julia Gabor, BOOST Breakfast Club Manager, Redondo Beach, CA; Tiana Brown, Assistant Director, Norwalk Housing Authority, Norwalk, CT; Daniel Hatcher, Director, Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Washington, DC; Erika Petrelli, Senior Vice President of Leadership Development, The Leadership Program, Carmel, IN; ElizaBeth Parker- Phillips, Vice President of Education, Child Development Centers, Sacramento, CA

In this hands-on session, join a few of BOOST Collaborative's expert Breakfast Club Blogging team to discover new ways to use blogs to inspire ideas for innovative staff development. We will share exciting ways to motivate staff and create action items to align the BOOST Breakfast Club Blog with professional development practices for any organization or staff role. Whether you want to learn how to blog or how to use blogs as a professional development practice -- this session has it all!
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, PK, E, M, H, HE
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality; Staff Leadership

Human Rights Education for High School Students: A Peer-Led Approach
Ashley Steimer-King, Director, Girls Learn International, Feminist Majority Foundation, Beverly Hills, CA

This interactive session will take participants through a series of exercises and activities exploring concepts related to human rights and gender equality. Join us to gain a better understanding of how peer-led education helps high school students relate human rights concepts to their everyday lives. All participants will receive online access to activity guides for five forty-five minute human rights workshops they can host in their own schools or programs.
MLA, DS, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Infusing Activity into Your Programs - Lessons Learned from Alberta, Canada
Louise McClelland, Provincial Projects Coordinator, Ever Active Schools, Calgary, Alberta

Engaging in physical activity provides many physical, social and emotional benefits. Looking for ideas on how to get your participants active in small spaces or ways to incorporate activity into your non-active program? Have you ever used non-elimination games as a strategy to get ALL your participants active? Come to learn about how you can increase activity levels in your program, and how one province in Canada has encouraged their programs to do so.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, E, M
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Interested in Grant Funding? Start Here! (Part I) 
Marti Hess, Lead Consultant; Janeal Ford, President, Fordable Fundraising, San Diego, CA

In this grant development crash-course, you’ll learn how to identify grant sources, be competitive for funding and to prepare a knock-out compelling proposal. This workshop includes lecture, group work, and writing.
ULA, MLA. CB, PK, E, M, H, HE
Strand: Sustainability

Interested in Grant Funding? Start Here! (Part II) 
Marti Hess, Lead Consultant; Janeal Ford, President, Fordable Fundraising, San Diego, CA

In Part II of this grant development crash-course, you’ll learn how to identify grant sources, be competitive for funding and to prepare a knock-out compelling proposal. This workshop includes lecture, group work, and writing.
ULA, MLA. CB, PK, E, M, H, HE
Strand: Sustainability

Involving the Whole Community to Take Action in Supporting Youth
Thorhildur Rafns Jonsdottir, Youth Center Department Manager, Municipality of Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland

Discover promising practices and methodology used in Iceland to involve the whole community in supporting youth.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality; Staff Leadership

Journey through the Body: Empowering Children and Youth to Make Healthy Choices
Esther Arends, Founder, Trainer and Coach, Embodiment of Self, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland

This experiential workshop in which mindfulness, movement, dance, yoga, and art meets education and SEL. This session provides tools, fun activities, and inspiring hands-on experiences for empowering children and youth to make choices that serve their health and well-being, helping them to listen to the body through play and movement! You will leave this session with an increased understanding and ability to share the importance of promoting body awareness to support healthy decision-making.
MLA, DS, E
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

The Leaders Tomorrow Needs: Bridging the Gap on Civic Engagement and SEL
Dan Gilbert, Project Manager; Nikki Yamashiro, Director of Research, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC;

Every day OST programs are providing youth with invaluable, hands-on experiences that help them become more informed, involved, and conscientious members of society. Civic engagement is inextricably linked to the development of skills like collaboration and conflict resolution, making the integration of both in OST programs a no-brainer. Join for a panel discussion with experts and small group discussions to learn more about how civic engagement and SEL are a perfect fit for programs.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Learn Your Rights in the Community: How to Safely Exercise Your Rights When Dealing with Police
Ian P. Farrell, Assistant Professor; Hanna Seigel Proff, Criminal Defense Attorney, Agency President; LYRIC (Learn Your Rights in Colorado), Denver, CO

LYRIC is a Denver-based non-profit that empowers youth to safely exercise their Constitutional rights when contacted by police. We bring Constitutional Law to life for youth in schools and community settings. We teach a fifty-five minute “Know Your Rights” presentation that is the perfect accompaniment to high school civics curricula, inside or outside traditional classrooms.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, M, H, HE
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality; Staff Leadership

Let's Face it...Educators Are Stressed Out. Yoga and Mindfulness for Educators
Shawnee Thornton Hardy, Founder/Director, ABLE Yoga Therapy, San Diego, CA

Stress contributes to physical ailments and illnesses such as back pain, headaches, and digestive problems. Stress can also contribute to emotional instability, insomnia and many other issues. Participants will learn breath-work and poses that help decrease anxiety and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system in order to feel more calm and balanced in their day-to-day lives.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, PK, E, m, H, HE
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality; Staff Leadership

Meditation for Managing Stress - Learn to Lead Meditation
Jeffrey Zlotnik, Founder & Executive Director, The Meditation Initiative, San Diego, CA

This workshop will help you develop a daily practice of meditation in addition to learning how to lead your students in meditation. Meditation is a healthy way to manage stress and anxiety, improve focus and attention, and share tools for anger management while improving overall mental and emotional health and well-being.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, PK, E, M, H, HE
Strand: Staff Leadership

Neuroeducation: Multisensory Teaching
Dr. Suzette Mirabal, Professional Counselor, Brain Connections, Corp., Ponce, Puerto Rico

People learn in different ways. Many learn better when they hear the information, while others learn more easily when looking at something. Multisensory teaching is an educational term to describe ways of teaching that integrates more than one sense simultaneously. This workshop is designed for educators who want to develop their knowledge of how the brain learns and how to integrate multisensory teaching strategies in their educational environments. Engage in activities that will work with 7 sensory systems to teach to make learning more meaningful.
DS, PK, E, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Normal Isn’t Real
Moderator: Krys Kornmeier, Director/Producer, 4-D Productions, Inc., Washington, DC

Normal Isn’t Real is a series of 4 mini documentary-style videos featuring successful young adults sharing their stories of coming to terms with their LD and ADHD issues. These candid portraits take the viewer into the subject’s daily lives; showcasing their talents, venting their frustrations, and employing the strategies they use to manage their challenges and utilize their strengths. Viewers leave equipped with insights and tools they might adapt to their own lives, and a large dose of inspiration.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, E, M, H
Strand: Film Festival

Normal Isn’t Real: Succeeding with LD/ADHD - Using Stories to Reframe Learning Differences
Krys Kornmeier, Director/Producer, 4-D Productions, Inc., Washington, DC; Jodie Knowles, Artist/Coach/Advocate, Luminous Minds Project, Seattle, WA

This workshop follows the film Normal Isn’t Real- Succeeding with Learning Disabilities & ADHD, four young adults tell their stories of coming to terms with both the challenges and opportunities their learning differences offer as they navigate their journeys into adulthood and careers. The panel members will share tools and insights audience members can use with their communities to shift the focus away from the deficits to a focus on creative ways to access their strengths.
ULA, MLA, DS, E, M, H, HE
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Oh, the Math That They'll Know!
Jane Felling, Consultant, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks, Edmonton, Alberta

Finally, a tailor-made math workshop for Pre-K through second grade. Come prepared to play games that incorporate the use of cards, dice and math shakers that teach the following concepts; counting and numeration, place value to 100, early operations and fact fluency. Ideas for developing math journals and math talk extensions will be shared as well as ideas for differentiating the activities will be provided. Gameboards and students samples will be shared. Great for in-school, after school, expanded learning, and ELL.
DS, E
Strand: Exhibitor Showcase

Partnering with Youth to Address Hunger
Daniel W. Hatcher, Director of Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Washington, DC; Carolyn Wait, Senior Program Manager, Share Our Strength, Washington, DC

One in six kids lives in a household struggling with hunger. Youth can often be the best advocates for themselves, their peers, and their communities. This session will show you how to partner with youth to address hunger and give you tools to connect kids and families with community resources. You will leave this session with resources to build support and take action.
MLA, DS, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

PBIS in Expanded Learning Programs
Fred Jones, Expanded Learning Consultant, Afterschool Guru, Los Angeles, CA, Danielle Jones, Regional Lead for the Region 6 Afterschool/Expanded Learning Partnership, Stanislaus County Office of Education, Modesto, CA

Participants will learn what Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is and how it can be modified to be implemented in an expanded learning environment. Based on University of Connecticut research, this workshop will view PBIS through the lens of expanded learning programs who have successfully integrated techniques into their practice. We will explore how PBIS is supported through positive youth development and can be modified to work in an after school and summer environment.
ULA, MLA, DS, PK, E, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

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

Race, Equity, and Leadership
Steve Gering, Leadership Development Coach, Gering Consulting LLC, Kansas City, MO

Take a deep dive in our discussion around racial bias where the knowledge is in the room and the participants are the panelists. We will reflect on our own biases, the biases of the people we lead, and the bias within our educational institutions including the schools and districts we are responsible for leading. Participants will work together to share and celebrate successful methods, evaluate lessons learned, and generate more strategies that will support our leaders as they work to take action to continue to address the dilemmas they face around racial bias.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, PK, E, M, H, HE 
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality                                                                   

READY SET DRONES!
Suzy Haislip, Territory Manager, STEM Program Specialist; Ryan Geraghty, Territory Manager, STEM Program Specialist; Ben Moore, Territory Manager, STEM Program Specialist, PCS Edventures, Boise, ID

Drone mania is sweeping the nation, and educators are embracing drones as a new platform for STEAM education. Learn the latest drone regulations, ethics, and real-world applications as well as practical ideas for incorporating drones into your program to prepare young pilots to enter the wild west of winged robots.
MLA, DS, E, M, H
Strand: Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development, and Quality

Real Talk: Developing Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking Capacity
Sonia Toledo, President & CEO; Tinnycua Williams, Master Trainer, Dignity of Children, New York, NY

Through conversation with others, we get to develop our capacity to understand the world and develop our self-worth and purpose in life. This workshop will explore how we can create a learning culture in our classroom, where children and youth learn how to be in communication with others to develop their emotional intelligence and their critical thinking skills. We will introduce techniques to keep children and youth in communication about world issues and things that matter to them most.
MLA, DS, E, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Resilience Can Be Taught! 10 Tools to Motivate ANY Student
Christian Moore, Founder, WhyTry Organization, Provo, UT

Discover 10 tools to help you foster resilience in even the most unmotivated students. Once you understand them, you won’t go another day without using them! Whether you work with students in one-on-one, small group, or classroom settings, you’ll gain the skills you need to deliver the life-changing power of resilience to students of any background and learning style.
MLA, DS, E, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Resilience is Everything
Dee Hankins, Inspirational Speaker, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

After spending 18 years in foster care and dealing with the many heartbreaks, disappointments, and let downs that came with it, Dee Hankins never gave up. Instead, he endured his struggle and bounced back even stronger. Learn how pain can become a passion and how you can take the lessons learned on your journey and become more resilient.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, M, H, HE
Strand: Older Youth

Resilient Workplaces
Dr. Erin Browder, Consultant, Erin Browder LLC, Los Angeles, CA

Professional well-being is organizational well-being. Cultivating a resilient organization and optimal performance goes beyond retreats and one-off workshops. It starts with a shared commitment that becomes reality through daily interactions and practices. We must discard the ineffective practice of relying on a few optimistic people to carry the emotional climate of many. If we aren’t mindful of our own capacity levels—we may be causing harm where we intended to help.
ULA, MLA, CB, PK, E, M, H, HE
Strand: Staff Leadership 

Sandy Hook Promise: Know the Signs
Nicole Hockley, Managing Director, Sandy Hook Promise, Newtown, CT

Sandy Hook Promise’s mission is to prevent gun violence and other forms of violence and victimization BEFORE they happen by creating a culture of engaged youth and adults committed to identifying, intervening, and getting help for individuals who might be at risk of hurting themselves or others.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, E, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Sexual Behavior in Children and Teens — When To Really Worry
Amy Lang, MA, Sexuality Educator, Birds & Bees & Kids, Seattle, WA

Learn the different phases of sexual behavior in children and teens, common and uncommon behaviors, and how to effectively talk to kids who are behaving this way, the kids in your care are protected — and so are you. This workshop will support your understanding of childhood psychological and social-sexual development and the common sexual behaviors by age group so that staff understands what to expect from each age group.
MLA, DS, E, M, H
Strand: Staff Leadership

Skill Development Beyond the Bell
Fausto Lopez, Senior TA Specialist; Femi Vance, Researcher, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL

This interactive workshop provides participants with applied research and strategies for integrating skills into program activities using tools from the Beyond the Bell Toolkit. Participants will be provided research-based approaches and work collaboratively to sequence program enrichment activities with active learning, focused youth development approaches, and explicit SEL skills.
MLA, DS, CB, E, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

A Small Step to Giant Leaps: “Moonshot” Your Afterschool/Summer Program with NASA Activities
Leslie Lowes, Informal Education Specialist, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Join this summer’s national 50th-anniversary celebration of the 1st human landing & footsteps on the Moon! Take the first small step to help kids make giant leaps in understanding the science and engineering of past, current, & future space exploration, with free hands-on NASA afterschool activities. Make your STEM academic enrichment and summer camp exciting & timely. Leaders only need curiosity to learn with their kids – use right away since no science or engineering background is required!
MLA, DS, E, M
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Social Capital and Social Justice through Positive Youth Development
Dr. Nia Imani Fields, University of Maryland 4-H Youth Development Specialist, University of Maryland Extension- 4-H Youth Development, College Park, MD

Youth that have social capital are better able to navigate through the myriad of barriers lead to social injustice. Youth programs can better connect youth to their community in meaningful ways to create environments where youth feel a sense of agency and are equipped with resources to combat social injustice. This session will highlight principles to make us intentional in our social justice youth development efforts.
MLA, DS, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Source to Socket: Teaching the FUNdamentals of Energy Literacy
Larissa Johnson, Residential Energy Program Manager, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Rockville, MD

Energy is everywhere. We use it every day but think about it 9 minutes a year. Join us as we reconnect people to where our electricity comes from and why it is critical to reduce our energy use, switch to clean energy and be more energy aware. This workshop will give educators the tools to talk about the intersections of energy and climate in their afterschool program, classroom, church, library, or at home. We will use hands-on activities to make it interactive, engaging, and above all FUN!
MLA, DS, PK, E, M
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Standing in the Shoes of Others: Activities to BOOST Empathy and SEL Outcomes
Justin McGlamery, Founder, Chief Locus Focuser, Focus Your Locus Teambuilding Training & Development, LLC, Hartford, CT

It has been said, “You can learn more from a person in an hour of play than you can in a lifetime of work.” Workshop participants will experientially learn a variety of icebreakers, cooperative games, and problem-solving activities, as well as effective reflection/processing techniques and curriculum development ideas for selecting and sequencing activities for optimal social-emotional learning outcomes with groups to contribute to creating a positive and safe classroom climate and culture.
MLA, DS, E, M, H, HE
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

TGIF! Thank Goodness Math Games Make it Fun for Grades 4 - 7
John Felling, Consultant, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks, Edmonton, Alberta

New math games and favorites will be included in this fast-paced, highly engaging session. Effectively using math games is an excellent teaching strategy, especially on those days when students need extra motivation and engagement. Games use cards, dice, math shakers, number lines, double dice and cover the following concepts: place value, rounding, mixed operations, multi-digit operations, review of fact fluency, fraction and decimal equivalency. Gameboards, student samples shared.
DS, E
Strand: Exhibitor Showcase

Transitioning Youth from the Juvenile Justice System Back to Their Community
Tapau Osborne, Sr. Program Specialist - Transition/Aftercare; Randy Dunn, Transition Counselor; Julie Hilbert, Academic Counselor, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA

We will discuss the many barriers facing students transitioning from the juvenile justice system back to their communities as well as how to build collaborative partnerships with key agencies, CBOs, and school partners that can assist with ensuring students are able to successfully transition back to their communities.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Trauma-Resilient Enrichment: A Vision for Transformational Change
Joel Cisneros, Director of Wellness; Eric Gurna, President & CEO; Debe Loxton, Chief Operating Officer, LA's BEST, Los Angeles, CA; Pia Escudero, Executive Director of Student Health & Human Services, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA

In L.A., 50% of students report moderate to severe traumatic stress symptoms. LA’s BEST, while dedicated to youth development, has realized that to truly address trauma, we must go deeper. In this session, a team from LA's BEST, LAUSD and UCLA will discuss how we embraced Trauma-Resilient Afterschool Enrichment to reinvigorate a large-scale expanded learning system, equip staff to care for themselves as well as students and transform not only our programs but also our systems and culture.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, PK, E, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Triple Threat Design Camp
Jeffrey Miller, National Director of Curriculum and Training; Kristin Stayer, Lead Content Developer; Carlos Santini, Executive Vice President of Programs, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles, CA

Have you ever had a great idea that turned into a dud in front of the kids? Had no plan or materials but created the most amazing activity seemingly out of thin air? Does your staff have the autonomy to implement their solution-oriented ideas? Great programs follow simple principles that lead to student and staff engagement. Bring one idea for a course, event, or activity and spend some time with us workshopping it into a real Triple Threat (Highly-Engaging, Student-Led, & Brain-Friendly)!
MLA, DS, E, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

VSHAPE - An Australian Framework Providing SAFETY Guidelines for All Leaders
Liz Weir, Organization Development Manager, Camp Australia, Melbourne, Australia

VSHAPE is Australian designed framework based on current educational research practices. VSHAPE stands for V: Vision, S: Scanning, H: Headcounts, A: Anticipate, P: Positioning and E: Engagement. VSHAPE ensures ALL of our leaders and educators follow SAFE policies and practices ensuring all the children in care remain SAFE at all times. This SAFETY encompasses physical, social and emotional SAFETY during all times of care in our services. Alongside VSHAPE we have developed supporting programs.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, PK, E, M
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

Vulnerability and Storytelling: The Art of Building Community
Anna Cechony, Research & Accessibility Strategist, foundry10, Seattle, WA; Rose Edwards, Co-Executive Director, Young Women Empowered, Seattle, WA; Esmerelda Reyez, Student, West Preparatory Academy, Las Vegas, NV

In the past four years, we have implemented and collected data from Y-WE Create, a week-long residential creative design camp for diverse young women. Y-WE Create uses the Creative Community Model to facilitate artistic expression, allowing young women to decide the role they will play in forming their own identity. We will share details on program implementation, relationships between participants in an intergenerational mentorship model, and youth perspectives of successes and challenges.
MLA, DS, CB, M, H
Strand: Youth Leadership 

Way Beyond Icebreakers: Innovative and Interactive Tools to Powerfully Engage Young People!
Eric Rowles, CEO, Leading To Change, Huntersville, NC; Salvador Garcia, Youth Development Project Specialist, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA

GET READY TO MOVE! In this highly interactive session participants will experience how to take various risk-level activities (often mistakenly referred to as “icebreakers”) and turn them into powerful vehicles for youth participation and engagement. This session will showcase tools that youth providers can put into immediate use! You'll walk away laughing and FULL of new ideas - don't miss this one!
MLA, DS, E, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

What do Pirates and Superheroes Have in Common? Igniting Creativity in Writers
Anna Griffin, 826 Digital Manager, 826 National, San Francisco, CA

Students are modern day superheroes. They have powerful and essential perspectives that need to be heard. Join this interactive session to experience best practices to achieve authentic engagement among student writers. Gain tangible tools to develop students’ communication skills using lessons and resources from the 826 National Network, the largest youth writing network in the country serving 55,000 students annually.
MLA, DS, E, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

You Gotta Laugh! Benefits for Students and Staff!
Clint Darr, Afterschool Educator, Missouri Afterschool Network, Fulton, MO

Laughter: the best medicine for our kids AND us! Embrace the power of laughter and how it can improve your out-of-school time program and energize you, your staff, and your students! Learn the social-emotional benefits of laughter and practice laughter yoga techniques with a certified laughter yoga instructor. When not ROTFL, learn techniques, tips, and strategies for using humor and laughter in your out of school time program as well as in your personal life.
MLA, DS, PK, E, M, H, HE
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

You Matter: A Curriculum for Real Impact
Kristin Lorey, Director of Education, Every Monday Matters, Burbank, CA

Do the youth in your program really believe that they matter—to themselves, to the people in their lives, and to the world? Join us to explore the (free) You Matter K-12 Curriculum from Every Monday Matters, a flexible and hands-on Social and Emotional learning program created to help students understand how much and why they MATTER. Discover how to use this no-cost program with students of all ages.
ULA, MLA, DS, CB, E, M, H
Strand: Program Design, Development, and Quality

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