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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! In this blog, we want to provide you with a quick glimpse of the magic that goes into building this wonderful and inspiring conference. WANT IN? CL...Read More
The annual BOOST Conference is the largest, most recognized, and comprehensive global convening for after school, expanded learning, and in and out-of-school time professionals. We are delighted to welcome the following presenting organizations to the 2023 BOOST Conference on April 25-28 in Palm Springs, California. We look forward to gathering with you all in person to connect, learn, and network with the BOOST Community! Register your team today – Online registration ends April 15th. &nb...Read More
The BOOST Conference is delighted to welcome the following organizations to the 2022 BOOST Conference, April 26-29 in Palm Springs, CA. We look forward to gathering with you all in person to connect, learn, and network with the BOOST Community. Online registration ends April 15th – register your team today! 2022 BOOST Conference Presenting Organizations !Mpact Players #iAmImpact 3Doodler After-School All-Stars Afterschool Alliance aha! Process Alliance for a Healthier Generation Alliance f...Read More
Did you know that BOOST has been offering trainings, workshops, and learning communities online over the past year? Many of our past sessions are available for rewatch on our YouTube page, with new videos added regularly. We currently have over 100 free educational videos for you to enjoy! On August 5, 2020, Jeff Poulin of Creative Generation and Khalil Bleux of Agency 515 joined youth leaders from Arts Amplifying Youth to share the principles and practices of Creative Youth Development. Watch t...Read More
Did you know that BOOST has been offering trainings, workshops, and learning communities online over the past year? Many of our past sessions are available for rewatch on our YouTube page, with new videos added regularly. We currently have over 100 free educational videos for you to enjoy! On July 30, 2020, Ashley Hunt of The SPARK Initiative shared resources that you can use with the student and community populations you serve. The SPARK Initiative is a non-profit organization with a mission to...Read More
The BOOST Leadership Team is critically important to the success and impact of the BOOST Conference. This amazing team provides big ideas, new connections, practical strategies while adding credibility to the planning and execution process. This comprehensive Leadership Team represents the diversity of after school, expanded learning, and out-of-school time programs and includes representatives serving at all levels of the field. We are a quality conference truly planned by dedicated (and fun) a...Read More
On Thursday, April 29, Mary Jo Ginty was honored with the 2021 OSTI Award at the BOOST Conference. Mary Jo was a beloved friend, leader, mentor, and colleague, and we were proud to welcome many of her friends and family members to join us virtually at the BOOST Conference and celebrate her immeasurable contributions to the after school, expanded learning, and in and out-of-school time field. Created in 2007, the global OSTI Awards honors expanded learning, after school, and in and out-of-school ...Read More
The BOOST Conference is pleased to collaborate with the following organizations to host the 2021 Virtual BOOST Conference, April 27-30. We look forward to “seeing” you online to connect, learn, and network with the BOOST Community. Registration ends April 15th. www.boostconference.org #iAmImpact 1Core Solution A World Fit for Kids Accelerate Learning (STEMScopes) After-School All-Stars Afterschool Alliance Afterschool Guru Afterschool Publishing Alliance for a Healthier Generation American Insti...Read More
This year’s Virtual BOOST Conference may look different than years past, but it’s still full of the fun, energy, and love you’ve come to expect at BOOST. Hear directly from the BOOST Leadership Team about what they’re looking forward to this year, and register to join us April 27-30 for a totally unique BOOST Conference experience! “As someone who has been a participant of the BOOST Conference to being able to lead my own Inspiration Station another year, I am so ex...Read More
You’re invited to join us at the 2021 Virtual BOOST Conference. Register today at a low rate of just $295 per person to access a plethora of inspiring content that will rejuvenate your mind and body, preparing you to serve the youth and families in your communities. Now that spring has sprung, it is a wonderful time to start planning your BOOST Conference experience. When you join us at the 2021 Virtual BOOST Conference, you will find plenty of opportunities to learn, grow, and network wit...Read More
Dear BOOST Family, We are very much looking forward to “seeing” you at the virtual BOOST Conference April 27-30, 2021. We are planning a vibrant, engaging, and fun BOOST experience for you and your team. Did you know we have been facilitating virtual trainings, BOOSTer Summits, Legacy Summits, and other online professional development events since May 2020? We have conquered the virtual world to make sure that our learning is accessible and engaging – and BOOST online/virtual professional ...Read More
Did you know that BOOST has been offering trainings, workshops, and learning communities online over the past year? Many of our past sessions are available for rewatch on our YouTube page, with new videos added regularly. We currently have over 100 free educational videos for you to enjoy! On June 15, 2020, a group of BOOSTers gathered on Zoom to learn about Activities That Inspire Impact- Showing Up for Students, Families, and Communities. This 90-minute training highlights programs providing s...Read More