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2011 BOOST Conference Workshop Session Evaluations

 
 


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2011 Conference Workshop Evaluations

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A Comprehensive Teen Sexual Health Conversation: Sex, Drugs & Hip-Hop

Theresa Fox, Health Educator, YMCA of San Diego County, San Diego, CA

 

A Sense of Belonging: The Impact of Afterschool Programs on Asian American Youth

Kimberley Boyer, Interim Executive Director, Central Valley Afterschool Foundation, Clovis, CA

 

Accelerate your Personal and Professional Growth with “Peer Coaching” and “Feedforward”

Genero Crenshaw, Personal Development Speaker- Coach- Educator, The Crenshaw Consulting Group, San Diego, CA

 

Active Learning

Trevor Davies, Senior Program Associate for TACSS Initiative; Gina McGovern, Senior Program Associate for TACSS Initiative, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, Ypsilanti, MI

 

Addressing ASSETs Program Quality: Using the NEW Program Quality Self-Assessment Rubric

Michelle Perrenoud, Project Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA

 

Afterschool for All: Making the Case to Policy Makers, Your Community and the Public

Rivka Burstein-Stern, Field Outreach Coordinator; Chris D’Agostino, Research Associate, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, D.C.

 

After School University: Youth Development Begins with YOU!

Carola Secada, After School Operations and Training Director; Mark Marano, CASDP Director and Program Coordinator, YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Community Development, Long Beach, CA

 

Alignment Blueprints

CynDee Zandes, Master Consultant, Consult 4 Kids, Bakersfield, CA

 

Assess, Plan, Improve: Building Quality Step By Step

Sarah Pitcock, Senior Director, Program Quality, National Summer Learning Association, Baltimore, MD; Katie Brackenridge, Director, OST Initiatives, Partnership for Children and Youth, Oakland, CA: Mandy Reedy, Program Administrator, Power School, Gilroy Unified School District, Gilroy, CA; William Wong, Managing Director, East Bay Asian Youth Center, Oakland, CA; Jason Guinto, Managing Director, East Bay Asian Youth Center, Oakland, CA

 

 

 

Bridging In and Out of School Learning with Technology

Les Peters, Youth Institute Director; YMCA of Greater Long Beach, Community Development, Long Beach, CA

 

Bridging Multiple Worlds: Creating Affirming Environments for Young People to Thrive

Jimena Quiroga, Senior Consultant; Jhumpa Bhattacharya, Senior Consultant, ThrivePoint Group, Oakland, CA

 

Building a Youth-Driven High School After School System

Damian Ewens, Director of High School Initiatives, Providence After School Alliance (PASA), Providence, RI

 

Building Intentional Communities: Strategies to Deeply Embed Social Justice Values into Your Organizational Culture and Climate

Tanya Mayo, Youth Development Specialist, Tanya Mayo Consulting, Oakland, CA

 

Building Quality Youth Services through Strong Supervisory Practices

Annie Moyer, Deputy Director, The Youth Development Institute, New York, NY

 

Bully, Bullied, or Bystander: Which One is your Student?

Shannon O’Brien, Director, Children’s Resources, Inc., Fontana, CA

 

CEO: How After-School Programs Can Do More to Prepare Students for a Rapidly Changing Economy

Aaron Dworkin, Executive Vice President and Emely Martinez, National Program Manager, After-School All-Stars National Office, Los Angeles, CA; Ranna Daud, Associate Director, After-School All-Stars, Las Vegas, NV; Erika Aguilar, Program Director, After-School All- Stars, Las Vegas, NV; Eric Stoddard, Program Director, After-School All-Stars, Queens, NY; Isabel Gomez, Program Manager, After-School All-Stars, San Diego, CA

 

Children in Nature: Happier, Healthier, Smarter

Chris Redfern, Executive Director, San Diego Audubon Society, San Diego, CA

 

Core Competencies for California Before and After School Professionals

Gina Koency, Coordinator, Assessment Projects, San Joaquin County Office of Education, Stockton, CA; Barbara Metzuk, Co-Regional Lead, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, CA

 

Creating a Different Kind of Space for Girls in After-School Hours

D. Lacy Asbill, Founder; Elana Metz, Founder, Girls Moving Forward, Emeryville, CA

 

Creating and Sustaining a Quality Improvement System

Stace Silverman, Quality Advisor; Mary Swinford, Community Resource Manager, Prime Time Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach, FL

 

 

Creating “Camp Magic” this Summer

Lupine Reppert, Director of Education & Membership, American Camp Association, Whittier, CA

 

Dollars and Sense: Securing Sustainable Funding for your Program

Dr. Andria (Andi) Fletcher, Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA

 

Empowering Youth to be Leaders: Tiger’s Action Plan

Julia Gabor, Senior Program Manager, Tiger Woods Foundation, Irvine, CA

 

Engaging Afterschool Staff and At Risk Youth in a Teaching Career Pathway

Rebecca Goldberg, Co-Director, Career & Workforce Development, South Bay Center for Counseling, El Segundo, CA

 

Engaging Older Youth in After School: Successful Strategies from the Field

David Sinski, Executive Director, After School Matters, Chicago, IL; Damian Ewens, Director of High School Initiatives, Providence After School Alliance (PASA), Providence, RI

 

Engaging Youth in Service and Learning- “Taking it to the Streets”

Tiveeda Stovall, Executive Director/Founder, Excel Youth Zone, San Diego, CA

 

Enhancing K-12 STEM Learning with Stop-motion Animation

Melissa Pickering, Managing Co-Founder, iCreate to Educate, Boston, MA

 

Explore with NASA and Make Space Science Fun

Leslie Lowes, Informal Education Specialist, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

 

Fantasy Baseball: An Integrated Math Program

Timothy Scheidt, Author/VP of Development, Action Math Group, Ltd., San Diego, CA

 

Fit Plan- Living Healthy

Kelly Jordan, Sr. Manager Professional Development, Tiger Woods Learning Center, Anaheim, CA

 

Fitness Fun: And You Thought Scarves Were Only For Accessorizing!

Sandy Slade, Clinician, Sandy Spin Slade, Inc., Corona, CA

 

Funding for Food- Reimbursements for Afterschool Snacks and Meals, and Improving Nutrition in Your Program

Mark Nguyen, Program Specialist, US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Alexandria, VA; Signe Anderson, Child Nutrition Policy Analyst, Food and Research Action Center, Washington, DC

 

Get it Now: Ready to Use Planning Tools & Power Packed Afterschool Activities

Kathryn Brown, Technical Assistance Specialist; Sabine Foster, Technical Assistance Consultant, Edvance Research, Inc., San Antonio, TX

 

 

 

Get the Most Out of Supplemental Funding: Creative Strategies to Build on ASES and 21st CCLC Grants

Katie Brackenridge, Director, Out of School Time Initiatives, Partnership for Children and Youth, Oakland, CA; Sarah Pitcock, Senior Director, Program Quality, National Summer Learning Association, Baltimore, MD; Pam Brasher, Director, OST Programs, Santee School District, Santee, CA; Tara Aroz, Grant Coordinator, After School CARE Program, Wheatland School District, Beale AFB, CA; Mandy Reedy, Program Administrator, Power School District, Gilroy Unified School District, Gilroy, CA

 

Getting “In” with Discipline

Ray Trinidad, CEO, !Mpact People, Chula Vista, CA

 

Going Ga Ga for Global Games

Rich Keegan, Physical Education Teacher and Adventure Facilitator, Simsbury Public Schools, Simsbury, CT

 

Grant Writing 101

Jane Sharp, Consultant, Sharp Ideas, Allentown, NJ

 

Healthy Living Starts Now!

Melissa Hanson, President/CEO, Sajai Foundation, Hamel, MN

 

Helping Girls Foster Self-Esteem

Gabriela G. Baeza, Project Specialist II, San Diego County Office of Education, Student Support Services Department, San Diego, CA

 

How to Make After School Bully-Free

Nicholas Carlisle, Executive Director, No Bully, San Francisco, CA

 

iLEAD – Teens Empowered to End Bullying

Mark Blackshear, Lead Youth Leadership Trainer; Roberto De La Pena, Youth Leadership Trainer, Caring Helpers Leadership Training, a program of Mental Health Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA

 

Inclusion Training in 10-20 Minutes

Valodi Foster, School Health Education Consultant, California Department of Education, After School Programs Office, Sacramento, CA; Beth Hart, Inclusion Resource Coordinator, After School Inclusion Project, Carmichael, CA

 

“Ins” of Connections

Ray Trinidad, CEO, !Mpact People, Chula Vista, CA

 

Inspiring the Dream

Andre Lewis, Author, Abutech, Memphis, TN

 

 

Integrating Youth Workforce Programs and Afterschool Programs

Mary G. Keipp, Program Director; Pamela Schachter, Afterschool Program Manager, UCLA Community Based Learning Program, Los Angeles, CA

 

It’s More than Just Picking up Trash: How to Create Impactful Service Learning Projects

Matthew Devereaux, Associate Professor and Child Development Specialist, University of Tennessee Extension, Knoxville, TN; Crystal Robertson, County 4-H Extension Agent, University of Tennessee Extension, Erwin, TN; Justin Crowe, State 4-H Specialist, University of Tennessee Extension, Knoxville, TN

 

Julian Backcountry Collaborative: Building Community Partnerships

Susi Jones, Executive Director; Donna Linton, Native American Liaison, Julian Union School District/Julian Pathways/Julian Backcountry Collaborative, Julian, CA

 

Learning in Disguise

Gale Gorke, Executive Director, Kids Kan Inc., Calimesa, CA

 

Let’s Move & Groove with KidTribe!!!

Kellee McQuinn, Founder & CEO, KidTribe, Santa Monica, CA

 

Life, Service, Action: Empowering Students to Solve Problems and Serve their Communities

Aaron Dworkin, Executive Vice President and Emely Martinez, National Program Manager, After-School All-Stars National Office, Los Angeles, CA; Kevin Reduta, Leadership Programs Manager, Bay Area After-School All-Stars, San Jose, CA; Jarel Small, Program Coordinator, After-School All-Stars, Atlanta, Atlanta, GA; Latreskle Schofield, Program Coordinator, After-School All-Stars Atlanta, Atlanta, GA; Eric Stoddard, Program Director, After-School All-Stars, New York, Queens, NY

 

Looking Your Best During CPM (Categorical Program Monitoring)

Mary Jo Ginty, Region 11 After School Technical Assistance Unit Lead, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Los Angeles, CA

 

Making Connections: Using Goals, Themes and Traditions for a Powerful Summer Experience

Mary Jo Ginty, Region 11 Lead, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Los Angeles, CA; Jenny Hernandez, Academic Specialist, Whittier City School District, Whittier, CA; CynDee Zandes, Chief Program Officer, THINK Together, Santa Ana, CA

 

Making the Case for Children’s Well-Being: Why Promoting Community & Social Change is Important

Saliha Nelson, Vice President, Urgent, Inc., Miami, FL

 

Natural Born Leaders

Jered Cherry, Program Director; Ryan Shortill, CEO/Founder, Positive Adventures, San Diego, CA

 

NEW: Searchable Website for All your ASES & 21st CCLC Needs!

Damian Maldonado, Consultant, Technical Assistance for Program Effectiveness (TAPE) Project, Aptos, CA; Martha Hall, Region 10 Lead, San Bernardino County Office of Education, San Bernardino, CA

 

Outside the Lens- Picture it Healthy

Niki Even, Program Director, Outside the Lens, San Diego, CA

 

Peer to Peer Mentoring Programs: Developing Tomorrows Leaders

Craig Orona, VP/Senior Consultant, ActivAlliances, Hughson, CA

 

Practical Leadership

Scott Arizala, Consultant and Trainer, The Camp Counselor, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Project Based Learning in Philadelphia’s Out of School Time Network

Karen Smuck Tylek, Project Based Learning Coordinator, Public Health Management Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

 

Promoting Positive Pro-Social Programs

Susan Dumars, Chief Program Officer; ElizaBeth Phillips, Program Development Director, Child Development Inc., Sacramento, CA

 

Roll Up Your Sleeves with Hands-On Science

Megan Green, Manager of AfterSchool, Developmental Studies Center, Oakland, CA

 

Science is Cool with NASA’s “Space School Musical”

Shari Asplund, NASA Discovery Program Education Manager, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA; Kellee McQuinn, Founder, KidTribe, Santa Monica, CA

 

Soft Skills for Hard Times- Tips on How to Develop a Happier Healthier Workplace

Ezra Holland, Owner; Dr. Bill Michaelis, Owner, Children Together, Beverly, MA

 

Sports as a Hook: Leveraging the Power of Sports to Fight Obesity and Change Lives

Aaron Dworkin, Executive Vice President and Emely Martinez, National Program Manager, After-School All-Stars National Office, Los Angeles, CA; Guillermo Escobar, Site Supervisor, After-School All-Stars, Orlando, Orlando, FL; Richard McKinley, Program Director, South Florida After-School All-Stars, Miami, FL; David Asato, Program Director, After-School All-Stars, Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

 

Strategic Partnerships in After-School: Best Practices to Avoid Reinventing the Wheel While Providing More Opportunities for Students

Aaron Dworkin, Executive Vice President and Emely Martinez, National Program Manager, After-School All-Stars National Office, Los Angeles, CA; Kanchan Sakhrani, Public Ally, ASAS National, Los Angeles, CA

 

Strategies That Build Rapport, Connections, and Motivate Students

Nancy Blackwell, Founder/Lead Trainer, Longevity of Success, Colorado Springs, CO

 

Strengthening Youth Leadership across Indiana: Youth as Change Agents to Keep their Peers Drug Free and in School

Eric Evans, L.E.A.D. Initiative Program Director; Heather McCarthy, Vice-President of Prevention Services, Geminus Corporation, Merrillville, IN

 

Summer Matters Reception: Spread the Word about Summer

Jennifer Peck, Executive Director, Partnership for Children and Youth, Oakland, CA

 

Systematically Improving Program Quality Using Research-based Practices: Texas’ ACE PRIME Assessment Process for Improving 21st CCLC Results

Kristin Nafziger, Project Director; Shanya Dean, Lead Technical Assistance Consultant, Edvance Research, Supporting the Texas Education Agency’s 21st CCLC Program, San Antonio, TX

 

Take Me to Your Leader: Probing Into the Future of School-Age Leadership

Timothy Pagano, Community Services Specialist I, City of Brea, Brea, CA

 

The TACSS Initiative: Michigan’s Quality Improvement System

Angelina Garner, Manager of the TACSS Initiative, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, Ypsilanti, MI; Pat Hennessey, 21st CCLC Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education, Lansing, MI

 

To Reflect and Serve! Experiential Activities and Reflective Practices to BOOST Learning

Justin McGlamery, The Adventure Education Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty Member at Saint Joseph College; Executive Director, The Ubuntu Collaborative, Hartford, CT; Rich Keegan, P.E. Teacher/Adventure Education Coordinator, Simsbury High School, Simsbury, CT

 

Using Hands-On Activities, Games, and Literacy Connections to Reach Diverse Student Needs

Susie Whisnant, Contributing Author, Math Teachers Press, Houston, TX

 

Virtual Playground

Shawn Petty, Technical Assistance Manager, Edvance Research, Inc., San Antonio, TX

 

Vision Quest: Creative Strategies for Self-Exploration and Future Planning

Susannah McGlamery, School Counselor, Classical Magnet School, Hartford, CT

 

 

 

We Are Ready: Engaging and Preparing 8th Graders for Success in High School and Beyond

Aaron Dworkin, Executive Vice President and Emely Martinez, National Program Manager, After-School All-Stars National Office, Los Angeles, CA; Vanessa Gutierrez, Site Coordinator, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Ranna Daud, Associate Director, After-School All-Stars, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV; Erika Aguilar, Program Director, After-School All-Stars, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

 

Why Summer Matters: From Research to Program Design to Impact

Sarah Pitcock, Senior Director, Program Quality, National Summer Learning Association, Baltimore, MD

 

Why Won’t They Change? How to Effectively Support Staff in a Strength-Based Partnership

Joy Humbarger, Professional Development Specialist; Etola Berry, Professional Development Specialist, Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development at Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley, Kansas City, MO

 

Youth Physical Fitness, Academic Achievement and After School Programming in Greater Redwood City

Oded Gurantz, Senior Policy Analyst, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, Stanford, CA

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