2024 BOOST Conference

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Developmental Resilience
Gil Noam, Ph.D, Ed.D, Founder and Chair; Jamaal Williams, Assistant Director of Training, Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR), Cambridge, MA

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Growing Resilient Minds: Strategies for Building Mental Fitness in Students
Sera Anello, Content and Curriculum Manager, MindUP, The Goldie Hawn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA; Abdul Muhammad II, Mindful Practitioner, MindUP, The Goldie Hawn Foundation, Miami, FL

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Supercharge Your STEAM Program with Invention Education and Community Partnerships
Christine Lawlor-King, Invention Education Consultant, Lemelson-MIT, Manchester, CT; Brenda Payne, Executive Director, California Invention Convention, Santa Cruz, CA

2023 BOOST Conference

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Demystifying the World of Grants
Gabriela B. Delgado, Senior Manager; Michelle E. Houle, Program Specialist, Grant Services, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA

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7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Lynne Ann S. Fox, MA.Ed., MS.Ed., Global Educational Developer, Innovator, Strategic Planner, and Coach, FranklinCovey Education, Harrisburg, PA

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Welcoming Schools
Cheryl Greene, Director, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Welcoming Schools, Washington, D.C.

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Kevin Brown, Chief Academic Officer, North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF), Anaheim, CA; Jihan Johnston, M.Ed., CEO/Founder of BeatBotics, Atlanta, GA 

2022 BOOST Conference 

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Framework for Understanding Poverty
Dr. Ruby K. Payne, Founder, aha! Process, Highlands, TX 

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Adult Recess! How to Bring Healing Centered Engagement Into Your Out-of-School Time Program
Lee Porscha Moore, Ed.D., LCSW, Senior Trainer; Jane Lee, Training Lead, Flourish Agenda, Oakland, CA

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Safe & Sound: ACEs, Trauma-Informed Practices, and Wellness
Karissa Luckett, RN, BSN, MSW, Senior Clinical and Quality Operations Director, Safe & Sound, San Francisco, CA

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Fundraising Academy
Jack Alotto, Certified Fundraising Executive, Fundraising Academy @ National University, La Jolla, CA

2021 BOOST Conference 

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STEM Studio - TGR Foundation
David Tong, Director, TGR EDU: Create, TGR Foundation, Irvine, CA

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Promoting Safety, Inclusion, and Well-Being for LGBTQ+ Youth
Dr. Vincent Pompei, Director, Youth Well-Being Program, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Washington, D.C.

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Growth Heartset® - A Culture of Caring
Stu Semigran, President & Co-Founder; Bryn Drescher, Facilitator, EduCare, Van Nuys, CA

2019 BOOST Conference 

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Mental Health First Aid Certification - Youth Focus
Jennifer L. Magnabosco, Ph.D., ACC, Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Dana Point, CA

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Fulfill the Dream (SEL Certification course)
Roberto Rivera, Chief Empowerment Officer, 7 Mindsets, Chicago, IL

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FISH! for Schools
Steve Mintz, Facilitator, Freelance Writer, Editor and Author, Minnetonka, MN

2018 BOOST Conference 


Maximizing Student Strengths in Out-of-School Time Using the Gallup StrengthsFinder with Students and Program Staff
JerLene Mosley, Senior Education Consultant, Gallup, Omaha, NE 

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HEAR -- Helping Everyone Achieve Respect
Amy M. Smith, Ph.D., Director of Educational Programs, Career Training Concepts, Inc.

2017 BOOST Conference 

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Every Monday Matters (EMM)
You Matter™ Youth Programs Trainer Certification 
Matt Emerzian, CEO & Founder; Cindy McCann, Executive Director; Carola Secada, Director of Educational Partnerships, Every Monday Matters, Los Angeles, CA 

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Program Design and Delivery Beyond the Bell
Jaime Singer, Senior Consultant and Fausto Lopez, Specialist, Afterschool and Expanded Learning at American Institutes for Research, Chicago IL

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California Department of Education (CDE) Expanded Learning Programs Grantee Orientation
Michael Funk, Director; Anissa Sonnenburg, Consultant, Expanded Learning Division, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA

2016 BOOST Conference


Coaching 4 Results- Coaching Skills for Managers: Accelerate Results & Unleash Potential
Eric Kaufmann, President, Sagatica, San Diego, CA  

2015 BOOST Conference


Transforming Work Results Through Coaching
Thomas G. Crane, Consultant and Author, Crane Consulting, San Diego, CA

2014 BOOST Conference

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Beyond the Buck: The Path to Facilitating Social Change
Farah Sheikh, Education Campaigns Specialist,, New York, NY 

2013 BOOST Conference 


Beyond the Bell: Collaborating, Planning, and Implementing Quality Afterschool and Youth Development Programs
Jaime Singer, Senior Consultant; Carol McElvain, Principal Consultant; Deborah Moroney, Senior Researcher; Fausto López, Consultant; American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL


The Common Core State Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking in the Content Areas
Dr. Maria Grant, Associate Professor in Secondary Education at California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

2012 BOOST Conference

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IMPACT TEACHING: Building Teams that Work!
Michelle Cummings, Founder, Training Wheels, Littleton, CO

2011 BOOST Conference

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Yvonne and Rich Dutra St. John, Challenge Day and Be the Change Movement Founders, Concord, CA

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Navigating the Waters
Jaime Staphanidis, Program Associate; Carol McElvain, Senior Consultant, American Institutes for Research, Chicago, IL

2010 BOOST Conference


Navigating the Waters of Staff Development with the Beyond the Bell Toolkit® 
Tara Donahue, Senior Program Associate, Learning Point Associates; Jaime Stephanidis, Program Associate, Learning Point Associates, Chicago, IL



Closing the Achievement Gap: What Works?
Andi Fletcher, PhD, Chief Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA
Mary Jo Ginty, Regional Lead, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Los Angeles, CA
Joe Condon, Consultant, former Lawndale School District Superintendent, Lawndale, CA
CynDee Zandes, PhD, Chief Program Officer, Think Together, Santa Ana, CA
Karen Cantrell, General Manager, Think Together; former Program Director, Los Angeles, CA
Sue Schatz, Consultant, former Regional Lead, Principal and Program Director, Irvine, CA


Ending the Cycle of Violence by Empowering Kids, Saving Lives, and Teaching Peace
Jenifer Finkelstein, Program Coordinator; Robin Hart, Program Director; and Special Guests TKF Founders, Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix, Tariq Khamisa Foundation, San Diego, CA


Retaining and Sustaining During Times of Crisis
Nathan Eklund, Senior Education Consultant, Search Institute, Minneapolis, MN

2009 BOOST Conference 

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Challenge Day & Be the Change
Rich and Yvonne Dutra-St. John, Founders, Challenge Day and Be the Change, Concord, CA 

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Redrawing the Lines: Neuro-Diversity: A Compass to the Changing World
Jonathan Mooney, Author, Public Speaker, Different, Santa Monica, CA

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Think Differently -- Five Steps to Financial Success
Dr. Andria (Andi) Fletcher, Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA


What Works in Quality Afterschool Programs?
Joe Parker & Dr. Zena Rudo, The National Center for Quality Afterschool, SEDL, Austin, TX

2008 BOOST Conference 


After School Content Literacy Project for California
Dr. Douglas Fisher, Professor, San Diego State University; Dr. Nancy Frey, Associate Professor, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

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After School University
Carola Secada, Les Peters, Brian Mendez, Leonard Salcido, and Phyras Men, Downtown Community Development YMCA, Long Beach, CA

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After School Leadership Institute
Dr. Andria (Andi) Fletcher, Chief Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA 


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