Author: BOOST Collaborative

BOOST Conference Insider’s Guide

The 2016 BOOST Conference is next week! Some of our seasoned BOOSTers have shared tips of what to do and where to go while you are in Palm Springs. If you have visited Palm Springs before, what is your tip? Share it with us on Facebook or Twitter and use #BOOSTConference   Buy the salsa at El Mirasol’s, to relive your week in Palm Springs until next year.    Read the ENTIRE Conference brochu...

BOOST Breakfast Club 2015 Recap

Thank you for sharing 2015 with us! We look forward to this coming year and creating opportunities for change in educational and social services agencies serving youth in the out-of-school time hours. Our blog has a wealth of resources you and your organization from professionals in out-school-time, youth development, and education from across the globe. Our topics include: 21st Century Learning, ...

18 Messages of Encouragement to Educators

In some locations, school has been in session for a couple weeks, while the doors of other schools and out-of-school time programs are just opening. This piece is collaboratively written by our bloggers and includes wisdom, tips, and inspiration for all of our valued educators. You ALL matter, and we wish you a successful school year. “Let love rule. Let’s assume best intentions from o...

Join Our Twitter Chat on the Mental Health Stigma

How Do I Participate? 1. Follow @TEAMBOOST and the hashtag #BOOSTChat on Twitter on Wednesday, May 20th at 6PM PST/9PM EST. 2. Questions will be ordered Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5. To answer Q1, begin your tweet with A1. For Q2, A2 and so on. 3. Include #BOOSTChat to all of your tweets during the Twitter Chat, so others can see what you’re tweeting. 4. Bring questions and/or provide insight! *If you...

Where Hope Grows – A Conversation with Chris Dowling

BOOST Breakfast Club Blogger Kristin Stayer had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Dowling, Writer/Director for the movie Where Hope Grows, which comes out in theatres on May 15. The Synopsis Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveba...

Join Our Global Learning Chat on Twitter with #BOOSTChat

How Do I Participate? 1. Follow @TEAMBOOST and the hashtag #BOOSTChat on Twitter on Wednesday, January 21st at 6PM PST/9PM EST. 2. Questions will be ordered Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5. To answer Q1, begin your tweet with A1. For Q2, A2 and so on. 3. Include #BOOSTChat to all of your tweets during the Twitter Chat, so others can see what you’re tweeting. 4. Bring questions and/or provide insight! &nb...

Q & A With Preston Pohl, Season 5 Contestant on The Voice

When NBC debuted their new singing competition… The Voice, many people wondered how it might be unique from other shows like it. The difference was made pretty starkly, and in dramatic fashion. First, instead of judges, the show uses coaches who compete to work with singers they think are best, and to mentor them through the show. Secondly, the coaches make their picks solely on the quality ...

Youth Inspiration – A Conversation with Jack Andraka

  BOOST Collaborative’s Program Manager Rachel Ruiz had the pleasure of interviewing Jack Andraka, a Maryland high school sophomore who at age 15 invented an inexpensive and sensitive dipstick-like sensor for the rapid and early detection of pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers. He learned that the lack of a rapid, low-cost early screening method contributed to the poor survival rate among i...

Intelligence Redefined – A Conversation with Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D

BOOST Collaborative’s Program Coordinator Rachel Ruiz had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Barry Kaufman, an all around funny and inspiring guy with a Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology from Yale University. Kaufman proposed the Theory of Personal Intelligence, which redefines intelligence as the dynamic interplay of an individual’s engagement and ability over time in the pursuit of person...