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Happy Summer BOOSTers,

It is almost time for our students to arrive back at school and, for our friends at year-round schools, we know your school year has already begun.  If you want to build your team to grow into field experts and your program to get to “World Famous” status, we encourage you to stay up-to-date by learning the newest trends, strategies and methods throughout the year and get registered for the 2015 BOOST Conference. Take advantage of our Early-Bird specials before they end on October 31st.
Best of luck building your team this year and do not hesitate to contact us for support throughout the year. 

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, Founder/CEO
BOOST Collaborative


Meet the 2014-15 BOOST Conference Leadership Team

1. Krista Berry, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Kids Included Together (KIT)
2. Karen Cantrell, Independent Consultant
3. Brittany Dargis, Executive Coordinator at BOOST Collaborative
4. Eddie Garcia, Director of After School Programs at Lennox School District
5. Edward Gardiner, Associate Program Director at YMCA of Greater Long Beach
6. Mary Jo Ginty, Region 11 Lead at Los Angeles County Office of Education
7. Bobby Klein, Director of Public Relations and Marketing at Mission Valley YMCA
8. Marisol Moreno-Villegas, Education Coordinator at Options
9. Darlene Mosher, Program Administrator at The Learning Connection of Pomona Unified School District
10. Michelle R. Perrenoud, Project Coordinator at Los Angeles County Office of Education
11. Tia Quinn, Founder and CEO at BOOST Collaborative
12. Rachel Ruiz, Program Manager at BOOST Collaborative
13. Becky Shultz, Director of After School Program at Whittier City School District
14. Kamau Stanford, Director at Stanford Collective
15. Jim Stephens, Director of Child Development Services at Orange Unified School District
16. Terri Trembly, After School Program Manger at Chino Valley Unified School District
17. Amber Whiteside, Communications Coordinator at BOOST Collaborative
18. Heather Williams, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator at the After School Division California Department of Education
19. Suzanne Hill, Program Manager at Richstone Family Center A.L.L. Program
20. Lissa Tsu, Community Manager at Idealist


I Am BOOST Video

Click here to watch the "I AM BOOST" video.

Special thanks to ASAPconnect, the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Jeremy Smith with SCCOE Media & Communications, and Manny Torres & Santos Reyes with Ast Aerial Photography for the filming and production of this video.

BOOST Profile Picture Graphics

Are you a youth advocate? Join our global mission to support children, youth, and families by changing your Facebook profile picture to one of the graphics below.

Downloads available here

Book your room for the 2015 BOOST Conference today!

The reservation link for Hilton Palm Springs is now active online. Click here to make your reservation for the 2015 BOOST Conference. April 28-May 1, 2015. 

Conference rate: $139*

*This rate is good for three days prior and three days after the conference.

More hotel room blocks will be available in August.

Save Your Spot in the Exhibit Hall

Exhibitor registration is available here

Current 2015 Registered Exhibitors:
After School Depot 
2. Afterschool Alliance
3. American Institutes for Research
4. BOOST Collaborative
5. Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
6. CA Destination Imagination
7. Clever Crazes for Kids
8. Developmental Studies Center
9. The First Tee
10. The FruitGuys
12. LTS Education Systems
13. MindWorks Afterschool
15. Skillastics
16. STEMfinity
17. United States Tennis Association

Read our "7 Reasons to Become an Exhibitor" 

Student Quotes

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. This is a fun activity to do with your students. Please download the documents here and have your students complete them.

Early Bird Registration

Register to attend the 2015 BOOST Conference here. 

Early Bird: $420 per person ends October 31, 2014
Standard Registration: $450 starting November 1, 2014.

2015 Inspiration Stations

We are now accepting applications for Inspiration Stations.

Inspiration Stations are 45 minute mini-workshops that provide an informal way to bring a group of participants together for an in-depth conversation and to share perspectives about specific area(s) of interest or specific ideas.

For more information, click here.

2014 BOOST Conference Attendee Accolade

"This was my first year attending, and it was great being there, meeting people from all over the state and hearing how their programs run."

Call for 2015 BOOST Conference Presenters

We are seeking workshop proposals from trainers globally showcasing cutting-edge programs, practices, and resources. Participate in our mission to inspire youth, inspire learning, inspire change by presenting at the 2015 BOOST Conference.

The link to submit your workshop proposal for the 2015 BOOST Conference is now open.

The deadline to submit workshop proposals is Monday, October 1st at 5pm PST. For more information on what you will need prior to submitting a proposal, click here. Proposals submitted after this date will be placed on a waiting list. 
Please contact us at with any questions.

Submit the Documentary

Submit the Documentary has provided a link to a full educational cut of the film on Vimeo, along with a content clip gallery and printable educational resources for parents, teachers and students.

Go to this link and type in the password: Classroom
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