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BOOST Stands in Solidarity with Black Communities

TEAMBOOST stands in solidarity with our Black colleagues, students, families, and communities. We love you. We support you. We are here for you. Today, we are recommitting to our fight for racial justice, inclusion, and equity. Going forward, we will continue to take meaningful action toward positive change. Over the years, we’ve sought out powerful Black voices to educate, inspire, and upli...

2,500+ Free Online Resources for Learning

We’re in an unprecedented moment. The ways we teach, and how students learn, are shifting in ways they never have before. It’s hard to stay connected, focused, and on-plan with so much change happening daily. But, fortunately, we also have tools, technology, and community keeping us all together. TEAMBOOST has collected a wealth of free, online resources that teachers, afterschool prog...

In Memory of Our Friend and Colleague, Mary Jo Ginty

On December 29, 2019, we lost a colleague, leader, mentor, friend, and giant. And it hurts. Mary Jo Ginty made a significant impact on all of us in so many ways, personally and professionally. Her passing is a momentous loss to everyone who knew her. Her contributions to the Expanded Learning field will be one of her greatest legacies. It is fair to say she taught us so many valuable lessons along...

Leaders Who Inspire Us: Jabez LeBret

Editor’s Note: Continuing with our Leaders Who Inspire Us campaign, check out today’s featured leader Jabez LeBret! Keep an eye out for more inspirational people in our field who are change-makers. If you want to recommend someone, please send a note to [email protected] Jabez LeBret has been homeless, is a high school dropout, and was on a path to nowhere. After getting his GE...

Leaders Who Inspire Us: Alex Kajitani

Editor’s Note: Continuing with our Leaders Who Inspire Us campaign, check out today’s featured leader Alex Kajitani! Keep an eye out for more inspirational people in our field who are change-makers. If you want to recommend someone, please send a note to [email protected] Alex Kajitani (Kaw-juw-taw-nee) is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for Nation...

The BOOST Conference: By The Field, For The Field

This year the BOOST Conference was beyond measurable and loaded with learning opportunities, networking receptions, film festivals, Town Halls, Pop-Up Dinners, Inspiration Stations, and so much more. Our small but mighty team of dedicated volunteers, the BOOST Leadership Team (BLT), worked for a year to welcome all the BOOSTers to sunny Palm Springs April 30-May 3, 2019! In this blog, we want to p...

Meet The Author Guest Blog: Finding Pinecones | Phil Brown

We are pleased to introduce you to Phil Brown, a BOOST Conference presenters and Meet the Authors participant. You can meet Phil and buy a signed copy of his book Tinker: Building Purposeful Experiences from Classic Adventure Activities at the BOOST Conference in Palm Springs, CA, May 1 & 2 at Booth 508 in the Exhibit Hall. Read on for more information about Phil, and enjoy his guest Breakfast...

Leaders Who Inspire Us: Liz Weir

Editor’s Note: Continuing with our Leaders Who Inspire Us campaign, check out today’s featured leader Liz Weir! Keep an eye out for more inspirational people in our field who are change makers. If you want to recommend someone, please send a note to [email protected] As Lecturer in Charge (LIC) of all Health, Physical Education, and Sport programs for Education Victoria, ...

Join The Largest Global Convening For After School, Expanded Learning, And Out-of-School-Time Professionals

The BOOST Conference is the largest, most recognized, and comprehensive global convening for after school, expanded learning, and out-of-school time professionals. Set in a retreat-like atmosphere in Palm Springs, CA, this extraordinary annual event will rejuvenate your passion, boost your creativity for quality programming, and provide tools and resources that will inspire you to create change. W...

Leaders Who Inspire Us: Nathan Houston

Editor’s Note: Continuing with our Leaders Who Inspire Us campaign, check out today’s featured leader Nathan Houston! Keep an eye out for more inspirational people in our field who are change makers. If you want to recommend someone, please send a note to [email protected] Nathan is the founder of #iAmImpact, a non-profit focused on educating and inspiring educators every...

Leaders Who Inspire Us: Dr. Erin Browder

Editor’s Note: Happy New Year! What a great time to honor Leaders Who Inspire Us!  Keep an eye out for more inspirational people in our field who are change makers. If you want to recommend someone, please send a note to [email protected] Today’s featured leader is Dr. Erin Browder, a Leadership and Organizational Development Consultant. She specializes in building safe and sup...

Leaders Who Inspire Us: Linda Barton

Editor’s Note: We hope you enjoy this new campaign, Leaders Who Inspire Us!  Today’s featured leader is Linda Barton. Linda is skilled in systems development and committed to the advancement of high-quality afterschool programs throughout the state of Wyoming. Contact: Linda Barton, Director, Wyoming Afterschool Alliance, 933 Main Street, Suite 7, Lander, WY WYAA is a Statewide Afterschool Network...

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