BOOST--the Best Out Of School Time conference beings today--May 1, with its fabulous pre-conference line-up. For those of you who have never been to BOOST, it is truly a remarkable gathering of folks who are driven to make the afterschool program for the kids they serve the best they can be. BOOST regular sessions begin on Thursday and participants will have an opportunity to hear from Paul Tough, author of Whatever It Takes and How Children Succeed. The first is an up-close look at the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City, and the second a look at the importance of grit, curiosity and the hidden power of character in defining success for youth.
There will be two days packed with workshops that cover many aspects of afterschool programming. You can also attend workshops that are a series such as the ones sponsored to support Summer Matters programming and information from the California Department of Education. This year BOOST will be airing films--documentaries that focus on the challenges facing youth and families today.
C4K has a booth in the auditorium set aside to share the latest and greatest things for afterschool programs. Stop by and see us and pick up information about our amazing staff development program--including our written and media presentations, training, lessons plans and more.
Stop by and say “Hello!” Audrey and Liz look forward to meeting you.