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Check out Oceanhouse Media's apps. Through our Affiliate Program, you can download an application from the App Store and a portion of the proceeds will go to the BOOST Conference Scholarship Fund.
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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.
"There are leaders, and there are those who lead." -Simon Sinek
Issue No. 51 March 2015
We hope you have been enjoying our new blog series Tell Us Your Why. We've asked educators and professionals in the field to tell us why they do the work that they do and what gives them purpose.
Please visit our Breakfast Club Blog here to catch up on our 30 blogs in 30 days series that will continue until March 31st.
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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When facilitating workshops for middle and high school-aged students, especially girls, I notice a common desire among participants. While unable to fully express themselves, most girls actually want positive, uplifting relationships with other girls.
At Empowered Flower Girl, our goal is to empower those who don’t feel confident enough to break the ice. Most girls have a desire to create lasting bonds, but fear vulnerability. Who can blame them for their hesitation when popular reality TV shows depict women as drama queens engaged in cat fights and backstabbing?
But there’s hope. We can transform the way girls and young women relate to one another. We can be mentors and positive role models.
March is Women’s History Month and I invite you to embrace and promote sisterhood – even if you’re not a woman. Educators and youth advocates are well aware that relational aggression impacts both boys and girls. But for teen girls, who research has shown are twice as likely to develop anxiety and depression, the effects of frenemies and bullies can last well into adulthood.
We will address this and other critical issues impacting girls during our “Mentoring Girls & Inspiring Sisterhood” celebration on Thursday, March 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Skyline Club in Southfield, Michigan. The event features a preview of the documentary Redefining Beauty, chronicling the lives of Detroit-area girls who candidly share their fears, dreams, challenges and hopes.
Empowered Flower Girl is a social enterprise that works with schools, communities and parents seeking solutions to cyberbullying, drama, relational aggression and other social/communications challenges among middle and high school students.
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 Diego Arancibia 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 March 18th
Lead By Example: Being a Role Model to Youth
About the Panelist: Laban Reeves is a Program Manager for The Leadership Program. Laban has worked for the company for 8 years providing program design and implementation, staff coaching, and administrative support. Laban has facilitated after school programs and violence prevention workshops for students, parent and family engagement workshops, and professional development workshops for school staff. He has worked as a Site Coordinator and mentor for The Leadership Program’s RISE initiative providing mentoring to over-aged and under-credited students as well as students in temporary housing. Laban has presented keynote addresses and workshops nationally at youth conferences. He endeavors to inspire youth to envision positive change and act boldly to attain it.
Work Space Rental Availability with BOOST
The Enoki Events Workspace Hub is a bright, natural-lit and airy, exposed studio space intentionally designed to encourage interaction, transparency, open communication, and play between team members. Team members can work from desks, couches, comfy chairs, an over-sized round conference table, café tables or beanbags and offers a welcome place for pets...(read more).
If interested, email Tia Quinn at email@example.com with subject line: Office Space Inquiry.
OST Highlight: A Resource Directory for Afterschool System Builders
The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) has created a helpful tool to support afterschool system building efforts. “Better Together: A Resource Directory for Afterschool System Builders,” is a comprehensive directory that identifies over 50 organizations that offer resources and tools on afterschool system building. Staying on top of the ever-evolving list of national organizations and their work can be daunting, and this directory is a one-stop shop for information on the leading afterschool tools, information, and resources.
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.
Thank you for participating in our past #BOOSTChat to be entered in to our contest. Congratulations to our winner, Kaitlyn!
4th Grade Teacher,
Lincoln Elementary School
Social Media Contest
Visit our Facebook Page and tag a leader you admire on this post for a chance to win $50 to P.F. Changs.
Winner announced March 17th at 10AM PST.
Free App of the Month
Fun Math Tricks Lite This application is a great resource to increase scores and confidence on standardized tests such as the SAT, PSAT, GRE, GMAT, ACT, MCAT by using mental math to solve tough math problems.
Click here to visit our free educational apps section in the BOOST Resource Center.
Prep Time: 10 minutes Activity Time: 30 minutes Grade Level: PK-H Group Size: Any Summary/Overview: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. Student quotes are then featured on the BOOST Collaborative social media and at the BOOST Conference. Environment: Indoor Materials Needed: Student quote templates that are available for download in PDF format here. Scissors are also needed to cut into half sheets. Preparation: Simply print out the PDF handouts and pass around to your students. Print them out on green paper to make it fun for the month of March with St. Patrick's Day! Activity Directions:
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!
Teachers can develop capabilities to effectively respond to and build on cultural differences in the classroom. By offering insights into one district's strategy for increasing administrators' and new teachers' intercultural competency, our speaker will show how the program is enhancing educators' careers.
This webinar was on March 5th, to view the archived webinar, visit thislink.
BOOST Breakfast Club
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BOOST Breakfast Club Blogger Justin McGlamery of Adventure Education plays the guitar while accompanying daughter Naiyah. The Inside is an original song written and sung by 9-year-old Naiyah McGlamery. The song debuted live at the University of Saint Joseph's True Beauty event on Friday February 20, 2015.
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