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PWRHRS RURAL AFTERSCHOOL CONFERENCE

November 13-15, 2019 | beaver creek, co

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The PwrHrs Rural Afterschool Conference is a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate, and create. It will bring together a strong network of educators, organizations, and thought leaders to share information, gain expertise, and collectively build a roadmap to support the quality and sustainability of afterschool programming in our rural communities.

It will feature keynote presentations from experts in the field, participatory sessions, and integrative workshops led by The Grove Consultants International to provide all attendees with an actionable roadmap to take back to your community.

The conference is hosted by YouthPower365, in collaboration with Afterschool Alliance, Colorado Afterschool Partnership, and National Afterschool Association.

Early Bird Registration: $150 (until September 1, 2019)

General Registration: $200

Lodging, transportation and student registration rates are available. Click HERE for information. 


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YouthPower365 is a non-profit based in Eagle County, Colorado. The organization’s PwrHrs K-12 programming utilizes a strong partnership with Eagle County Schools, coupled with support from grants, individual donors, and local volunteers to provide quality afterschool and summer programming to thousands of young people each year.

Our mission to provide year-round extended learning that inspires, educates and empowers the youth and families of Eagle County from cradle to career-readiness.

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SESSION STRANDS

Each session has opportunities to learn and share on..

  • Best Practices in Rural After School
  • The Power of Partnerships in After School
  • Sustainability: Providing for Generations
  • Evaluating After School: Striving for Quality
  • Shared Learning & Collaboration for Innovation with The Grove Consultants

CALL FOR PRESENTERS

We are looking specifically for afterschool leaders, educators, program staff, partners, or stakeholders who can share their experiences, best practices, and expertise in the following areas:

  • Best Practices in Afterschool, especially in integrating technology, STEM, 21st Century Learning Centers
  • Youth Engagement and Leadership
  • Family Engagement and Dual Generation approaches
  • The Fifth Day and its impact on AfterSchool
  • Private and Public Partnership in Rural Communities

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The Grove Consultants International will facilitate participants in graphically recorded workshops to share experiences, ideas, and problem-solving strategies around afterschool in rural communities. Participants will all contribute to creating a “roadmap” tool to support their work in their in-home communities after the conference.

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schedule

NOVEMBER 13

Afternoon only

2:00 – 5:00 PM | Pre-conference site visits to PwrHrs program locatio

5:00 PM | Welcome Reception & Keynote Presentation by Jodi Grant, Afterschool Alliance


NOVEMBER 14

Full Day

8:00 AM | Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM | Opening Remarks

9:00 – 10:00 AM | General Session & Keynote Presentation by Carrie Morgridge, Morgridge Family Foundation

10:20 – 12:00 PM | Session Block 1

12:00 PM | Lunch & Keynote Presentation

1:15 – 2:45 PM | Session Block 2

3:00 – 4:30 PM | Session Block 3

4:30 – 5:30 PM | General Session: Heart Mapping for Rural Quilt

5:30 PM | Cocktails with Colorado Afterschool Association


NOVEMBER 15

Morning only

8:00 AM | Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 – 9:30 AM | General Session & Keynote Presentation with Gina Warner, National Afterschool Association

9:30 – 10:45 AM | Session Block 4

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM | Final Collaborative Session with Grove

12:00 – 12:30 PM | Final Remarks

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

JODI GRANT, AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE

Since 2005, Jodi Grant has been Executive Director of the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness and advocacy organization working to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs.
In America today, 11.3 million children take care of themselves after the school day ends, more than 10 million students are in afterschool programs but the parents of almost 20 million children say their kids would participate if a program were available. The Afterschool Alliance seeks to educate the public, the media and policy makers about the enormous potential of quality afterschool programs and how programs across the country are inspiring children and creating opportunities for them to succeed academically, socially and professionally. The Afterschool Alliance serves as a national voice for afterschool and provides resources and materials to more than 25,000 afterschool programs. It organizes national and local afterschool events, including the organization’s signature event, Lights On Afterschool; conducts research on the need and support for afterschool; creates tools for afterschool practitioners; and connects afterschool leaders to national, state and local opinion leaders.
As Executive Director, Grant oversees all aspects of the Afterschool Alliance’s work – setting its goals and strategies for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, working with the field to help programs tap into federal funding streams, and supervising research to help national, state and local afterschool advocates and providers support, create and expand quality afterschool programs.

CARRIE MORGRIDGE, MORGRIDGE FAMILY FOUNDATION

Carrie Morgridge serves as the Vice President and Chief Disruptor of The Morgridge Family Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to invest in transformative gifts. Carrie is the award winning Author of Every Gift Matters – How Your Passion Can Change the World. Her second book, The Spirit of the Trail was just released on May 5, 2018.

Carrie and her husband John created Student Support Foundation, a national organization that inspires youth philanthropy. For the past decade they have celebrated and advanced the educator profession by creating mindSpark Learning. mindSpark Learning is focused on empowering educators to tackle the most challenging conditions in their schools through Design Thinking and other strategies.

Carrie speaks nationally to education advocacy forums, at poverty alleviation conferences, and many convenings, globally, that are philanthropically focused. She divides her time between Colorado and Florida. She and John have two children who both reside in Denver, Colorado.


GINA WARNER, NATIONAL AFTERSCHOOL ASSOCIATION

Growing up in rural Alabama I was fortunate to have been a part of 4-H through most of my junior high and high school years. I still remember vividly the absolute terror I felt in the minutes leading up to my first public speaking event! Thank goodness for those adults who worked with me, mentored me and helped me grow – not just as a speaker, but as a leader. Those afterschool experiences certainly helped make me the person I am today.
I was named President and CEO of the National AfterSchool Association in June 2012. NAA – the voice of the afterschool profession – has over 20,000 members across the country and hosts the most comprehensive program of professional development opportunities for afterschool professionals anywhere in the United States. In this role I am tasked with reinvigorating a thirty year old organization to meet the needs of both emerging and experienced afterschool professionals through enhanced training and development as well as increased communication, outreach and membership engagement. I am proud of the number of innovations that I’ve helped develop at NAA, including the first national e-learning platform for afterschool, the first nationally-recognized STEM Credential for afterschool professionals and an Early Reading Literacy Initiative that will be launched in late 2016. I’ve also worked hard to broaden and expand the reach of NAA, diversifying its partnerships through the creation of a Corporate Advisory Board and the International Learning Exchange Program.
In 2014 I was honored to be selected as one of the inaugural members of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, an initiative operated by the combined presidential libraries of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon Johnson. During my time as a scholar I focused on the creation of a Leadership Initiative for the afterschool field.

 

Dana Scott, 21st Century Learning Centers, Colorado Department of Education


Dara Hessee, Colorado Health Foundation


Christi Griffith Bell, Tony Grampsas Youth Services


Nate Riggs, Colorado State University


Jennifer Harris, Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality


Jillian Luchner, Afterschool Alliance


Kristen Pozzoboni


Alexis Steines, Afterschool Alliance


Terry Torok, Lalela


Denny Sanford, Sanford Harmony


Jennifer Manhoff, AmeriCorps


 


The PwrHrs Rural Afterschool Conference seeks presenters from rural communities to participate in this learning community event. We are looking specifically for afterschool leaders, educators, program staff, partners, or stakeholders who can share their experiences, best practices, and expertise in the following areas:

  • Best Practices in Afterschool, especially in integrating technology, STEM, 21st Century Learning Centers
  • Youth Engagement and Leadership
  • Family Engagement and Dual Generation approaches
  • The Fifth Day and its impact on AfterSchool
  • Private and Public Partnership in Rural Communities

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