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Our 2015 BOOST Conference Sponsorship opportunities are now available.
Becoming a sponsor is a great way to gain exposure for your organization and to show support for the out-of-school time community. See a great return on your investment with a highly engaged and influential group of professionals eager to make a difference in their field. Click the image above for our Sponsorship Prospectus.
"If you want to be a great leader, remember to treat all people with respect at all times. For one, because you never know when you'll need their help. And two, because it's a sign you respect people, which all great leaders do." -Simon Sinek
Issue No. 50 February 2015
It is such an exciting time!
Our first piece of exciting news is that Simon Sinek has been secured as our 2015 BOOST Conference keynote. It is a tremendous opportunity to hear Simon speak live and participate in a Meet & Greet and book signing immediately following his keynote. For more information on the BOOST Conference, please visit our website www.boostconference.org
Our second piece of exciting news is that our Founder/CEO, Tia Quinn, has been named the 2015 Most Admired CEOin Education by the San Diego Business Journal. We are humbled by this honor and recognition in America’s Finest City. For further information on this recognition, please read our press release on the BOOST media page.
Thank you for all that you do to support the children, youth, families, and communities that you serve.
Together we make a difference.
Tia Quinn, CEO
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Beyond Differences is a Marin-based non-profit dedicated to ending social isolation in middle school. Beyond Differences believes that all teens should feel included, valued, and accepted by their peers.
Our organization provides leadership programs and training for all Beyond Differences student leaders. We have written and published original curriculum for classroom teachers and for Beyond Differences Club meetings. We also provide students with ideas and materials to run fun, yet meaningful, special event activities in their schools designed to make everyone feel welcome!
On February 13th, Beyond Differences will launch our 2nd Annual National No One Eats Alone Day! No One Eats Alone is a school lunchtime event with the supreme goal of creating socially inclusive activities that encourage students to interact in new and creative ways.
Currently we have over 220 schools from 27 different states signed up for National No One Eats Alone Day. For more information please go to: nooneeatsalone.org
Director of Student Programs, Beyond Differences
A Program Highlight outlines an organization's latest practices/programs or recent events that is innovative, noteworthy, or cutting edge in the field. Share your story by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ambassador of the Month
Congratulations Kristin Stayer for being our Ambassador of the Month. BOOST Ambassadors are comprised of global leaders in the out-of-school time field to help support, promote, and bring awareness to services offered by the BOOST Collaborative. They are our biggest advocates, passionate about our brand, and are working hard to spread the word about the cause.
Upcoming BOOSTChat February 18th
Game-Based Learning: Is It All Just Fun and Games?
About the Panelist: Matthew Farber is the author of "Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning." Matthew Farber teaches social studies at Valleyview Middle School, in Denville, New Jersey. He is a blogger for Edutopia and KQED/MindShift, a member of the GlassLab Teacher Network, and has playtested for the Institute of Play and BrainPOP. Mr. Farber holds a Master's Degree in Educational Technology from New Jersey City University, where he is currently an Educational Technology Leadership Doctoral Candidate. Read more about Matthew on his website here.
If I did not attend an after school program, I would be sad.
Khalil, Age 7
WRAP/YMCA Afterschool Program
Long Beach, CA
Every year we ask students from around the country to answer questions to better understand youth perspective and remind us of the importance of our work. Learn more about how to contribute student quotes here.
All student quotes will be featured at the 2015 BOOST Conference in Palm Springs, CA.
OST Highlight: Free Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month Toolkit
Click on this link to access a Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Toolkit from San Diego Domestic Violence Council.
BOOST Speakers Corner
The BOOSTSpeakers Cornerprovides out-of-school time professionals access to a wide variety of speakers, consultants, coaches, and trainer that can help you enhance your programs. Browse through the Speakers Corner to learn more about services that can take your program to the next level.
An Oakland native, Ian Davis joined the Today’s Future Sound (TFS) team in March of last year and has since been a tremendous asset and team member. From the direct services he provides teaching beat making and music production to Elementary school students in Oakland Unified School District to his role as Community Outreach Coordinator, Ian exemplifies excellence. Ian has gone above and beyond the call of duty in these roles, volunteering on his own time to coordinate events with other partner organizations and making sure that events in the community run smoothly. This includes coordinating with partner organizations such as Youth Radio and Bay Area Video Coalition/Bay Unity Music Project for the youth showcase at the quarterly free music festival, Oakland Drops Beats. It is also clear how deeply he cares about TFS’ students and their learning process - Ian takes time for each individual student and makes sure they understand the intricacies of drum programming, sampling, and sequencing. Ian’s passion for the artform of Hip Hop beat making and music production translates into his teaching.
“Ian’s dedication and overwhelming talent as an instructor has been a source of inspiration since my joining the team. His vast knowledge of the genre and talents as a producer are obvious in the classroom and he consistently brings a fresh outlook to discussions in staff meetings. It is an honor to teach alongside him and I look forward to each opportunity to observe his mastery as a hip hop educator.” - Patrick Hibberd, Junior Instructor/Development Intern
“Ian Davis is an invaluable asset to Today’s Future Sound. From his level of dedication and ability to connect with our students, to his sheer talent & expertise in the musical field, Ian stands out in our ranks as an exemplary instructor & leader.” - Mike Cochran, Senior Instructor/Site Coordinator
The BOOST Vendor Fair provides out-of-school time professionals access to a wide variety of products and services to enhance their programs. Browse through the Vendor Fair to learn more about the latest products and services for out-of-school time. It is absolutely FREE to use!
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
2:00 -3:00 PM ET; 1:00-2:00 PM CT; 12:00 -1:00 PM MT; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT Every Kid Healthy is focused on the nation’s problem of childhood obesity as well as its solutions: sound nutrition, regular physical activity and health-promoting school programs. More informationhere.
BOOST Breakfast Club
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Moody's Mega Math Challenge March 1, 2015
Moody's Mega Math Challenge is offered in 45 states and encourages high school juniors and seniors to create teams and compete through real world math equations and problems. Their answers are judged by PhD Mathematicians and are awarded various scholarships adding up to $125,000.
American Savings Foundation After School Program Grants April 15, 2015
The American Savings Foundation has funded after school programs since 1996 and is still dedicated to helping families. They believe that youth need and deserve the opportunity of high quality after school programs that include a variety of activities in all subjects.
Teacher Development Grants April 15, 2015
The Teacher Development Grants support teachers in k-12 classroom instruction to provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. The Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met.
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