Breakfast Club Blog

The BOOST Breakfast Club Blog is a curated space where bloggers from around the world contribute content on a continual basis about a variety of topics relevant to in and out-of-school time. The BOOST Breakfast Club blog is at the heart of an ongoing dialogue where expanded learning and education professionals share their personal thoughts and stories from the in and out-of-school time field. They also tell us what they ate for breakfast!

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The BOOST Breakfast Club Blog is Brain Food for In and Out-of-School Time Leaders!

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Meet Leadership Team Member Kristen Gonzalez – BOOST Sweet 15

BOOST is turning 15! We will be highlighting our BOOST Bloggers, Ambassadors, Leadership Team members, and Partners weekly through the end of November to say ‘thanks’ to our outstanding team members for their contributions to the in and out-of-school time community. As we approach our 15-year anniversary, we are reminded of how much we value and appreciate our TEAMBOOST partners and want to share their stories – their journeys through the in and out-of-school time field, their ...Read More

Celebrating BOOST Sweet 15 – Get to Know Ambassador Elena Arias

BOOST is turning 15! As we approach our 15-year anniversary, we are reminded of how much we value and appreciate our TEAMBOOST partners and want to share their stories – their journeys through the in and out-of-school time field, their goals and aspirations, a few fun things about them, and some of the amazing things they are doing in their communities. We will be spotlighting our BOOST Bloggers, Ambassadors, Leadership Team members, and Partners weekly through the end of November to thank...Read More

BOOST Sweet 15 – Meet Leadership Team Member Meredith White

BOOST turns 15 – celebrate with us! As we near our 15-year anniversary, we are reminded of how much we value and appreciate our TEAMBOOST partners and want you to meet them. Learn more about our team members and their journeys through the in and out-of-school time field, their goals and aspirations, a few fun things about them, and some of the amazing things they are doing in their communities. We will be featuring our BOOST Bloggers, Ambassadors, Leadership Team members, and Partners week...Read More

Meet BOOST Partner Jodi Grant – Celebrate BOOST’s Sweet 15

BOOST is turning 15! We will be highlighting our BOOST Bloggers, Ambassadors, Leadership Team members, and Partners weekly through the end of November to say ‘thanks’ to our outstanding team members for their contributions to the in and out-of-school time community. As we approach our 15-year anniversary, we are reminded of how much we value and appreciate our TEAMBOOST partners and want to share their stories – their journeys through the in and out-of-school time field, their ...Read More

Celebrating BOOST Sweet 15 – Get to Know Ambassador Susie Estrada

BOOST is turning 15! As we approach our 15-year anniversary, we are reminded of how much we value and appreciate our TEAMBOOST partners and want to share their stories – their journeys through the in and out-of-school time field, their goals and aspirations, a few fun things about them, and some of the amazing things they are doing in their communities. We will be spotlighting our BOOST Bloggers, Ambassadors, Leadership Team members, and Partners weekly through the end of November to thank...Read More

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ana Danielson

As we approach the holiday season, we are reminded of how much we value and appreciate our TEAMBOOST partners. So to say THANK YOU to our incredible community we will be spotlighting our BOOST Bloggers, Ambassadors, and Leadership Team members weekly through the end of December. Today, we are continuing our BOOST Gratitude Blog Series with 10 things you didn’t know about Ana Danielson, BOOST Ambassador since 2021! I love reading Latin American Literature in Spanish. Rosario Castellanos is one of...Read More

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Carlota Merino

We are continuing to spotlight our BOOST Bloggers, Ambassadors, and Leadership Team members weekly through the end of December to honor them for the amazing work they do in the field. Today, we are continuing our BOOST Gratitude Blog Series with 10 things you didn’t know about Carlota Merino, BOOST Leadership Team Member since 2020! As a child, I wanted to be a surgeon and through my years in college, I learned that I had a true passion for education. I was part of my after school program and at...Read More

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Eric Rowles

Throughout the holiday season, we are reminded of how much we value and appreciate our TEAMBOOST partners. We have been spotlighting our BOOST Bloggers, Ambassadors, and Leadership Team members this month to say THANK YOU for all of their incredible contributions to our community.   Today, we are commencing with our BOOST Gratitude Blog Series with 10 things you didn’t know about Eric Rowles, a BOOST Ambassador since 2019! How I started in the OST and expanded learning field – I am a ...Read More

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tamara Fyke

We are continuing to spotlight our BOOST Bloggers, Ambassadors, and Leadership Team members weekly through the end of December to honor them for the amazing work they do in the field. Today, we are continuing our BOOST Gratitude Blog Series with 10 things you didn’t know about Tamara Fyke, BOOST Breakfast Club Blogger since 2019! I like to take long walks to destress. I like to binge-watch Swagger. I have a Yorkie named Ernie. I have run two half-marathons. Kids are my motivation. I’m a mo...Read More

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nathan Houston

As we approach the holiday season, we are reminded of how much we value and appreciate our TEAMBOOST partners. So to say THANK YOU to our incredible community we will be spotlighting our BOOST Bloggers, Ambassadors, and Leadership Team members weekly through the end of December. We are continuing to share our BOOST Gratitude with 10 things you didn’t know about Nathan Houston, a wonderful BOOST Ambassador since 2018! I got into expanded learning as a youth by being a participant and then v...Read More

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Claudine James

We are continuing to spotlight our BOOST Bloggers, Ambassadors, and Leadership Team members weekly through the end of December to honor them for the amazing work they do in the field. Today, we are continuing our BOOST Gratitude Blog Series with 10 things you didn’t know about Claudine James, BOOST Ambassador since 2020! I have always wanted to be a teacher. At the age of six, I entered first grade already reading. The teacher assigned me a reading group, just like she had, and I was hooked from...Read More

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Daniel Hatcher

As we approach the holiday season, we are reminded of how much we value and appreciate our TEAMBOOST partners. So to say THANK YOU to our incredible community we will be spotlighting our BOOST Bloggers, Ambassadors, and Leadership Team members weekly through the end of December. We are continuing our BOOST Gratitude Blog Series with 10 things you didn’t know about Daniel Hatcher, BOOST Breakfast Club blogger since 2014. My academic background is in public health, international relations, and geo...Read More