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Monday, October 28
 

7:45am PDT

8:30am PDT

PLENARY: Dr. Stephanie Fryberg
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Stephanie A.  Fryberg

Dr. Stephanie A. Fryberg

William & Ruth Gerberding University Professor of American Indian Studies and Psychology, University of Washington
Every year, we seek out a keynote speaker to set the tone and ground us together in our opening plenary. This year, we are delighted to introduce our keynote Dr. Stephanie A. Fryberg.Dr. Fryberg is a member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington State, and currently serves as the William... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Grand Ballroom

9:45am PDT

I Know the Moon: Incorporating Personal and Cultural Relevance in Your STEM Programming
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, participants will be able to discuss when and how to incorporate strategies to promote inclusion, equity, and access when developing STEM programs and activities, then create a game plan for how to tackle these issues within their work. Using the story, I Know the Moon as a guide, we will analyze how different perspectives and contributions can promote greater understanding of STEM content for learners. Participants will share their own stories that help to create personal relevance for them and collaborate in small groups to brainstorm strategies to help overcome some of these issues in order to authentically promote inclusion, equity, and access in their STEM programs.

Speakers
avatar for Karlisa Callwood

Karlisa Callwood

Dr. Karlisa Callwood has over a decade of experience developing and managingscience education programming and holds a Ph.D. in Ecosystem Science and Policy from the University of Miami. Her interests include establishing practices to enhance science education, particularly for those... Read More →
avatar for Maureen Devery

Maureen Devery

As the Senior Manager of Science Interpretation at Pacific Science Center, Maureen Devery oversees a team that engages guests throughout their visit, making personal connections to science, facilitating hands-on experiences, and delivering interactive stage and planetarium shows... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Rainier

9:45am PDT

Skill Development Beyond the Bell
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is designed to provide Out of School Time professionals with adaptable tools and professional learning strategies for explicitly integrating learning skills, competencies (Social and Emotional Learning, 21st Century Skills, and Higher Order Thinking skill) and standards(Academic and OST Quality Standards) into OST enrichment activities. This interactive workshop provides participants with tools from the Beyond the Bell Toolkit-Fourth Edition that participants can use in the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of quality program activities. This workshop provides participants an overview of academic enrichment best practices, program improvement strategies, and planning tools to assist in the development of intentional SAFE (Sequenced, Active, Focused, and Explicit) program activities across program structures. Specifically this workshop and the tools from the Beyond the Bell Toolkit will allow participants to apply their learning in the development or sustainability of their afterschool setting or system with a focus on program structure, staff development, collaboration, program delivery, design, and the assessment of program components that can best impact youth participants and their support structures (i.e., families and community).

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Singer

Jaime Singer

Designs and implements national, state, and local learning opportunities for the field of afterschool and expanded learning; provides technical assistance and support to clients, including districts, state education agencies, and intermediaries; and contributes content-area expertise... Read More →
avatar for Fausto A. Lopez

Fausto A. Lopez

Fausto A. López is a Spanish speaking, senior technical assistance consultant working on school climate; social and emotional learning; and afterschool and expanded learning initiatives at AIR. He provides technical assistance, training, and professional development to diverse audiences... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Adams

9:45am PDT

Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Education: An Intro for Transformative Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

This experiential session will introduce participants to Critical Race Theory (CRT)-- it's tenets, constructs and how it may be used to impact habits of mind to disrupt and dismantle inequitable policies, practices and systems. As a result of the professional learning in this session, participants will: 1. Calibrate a collective working definition and understanding of Critical Race Theory (CRT), and 2. Name and identify how the tenets of CRT may be used to inform thinking to surface and address individual, institutional, and systemic racist practices to cultivate a culture of collaboration, high expectations and accountability where all students achieve.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marion Smith Jr

Dr. Marion Smith Jr

Dr. Marion Smith Jr. is a Black man, first. As a systems thinking and adaptive leadership scholar, critical race theory practitioner, and career-long, certificated PK-12 and post secondary educator (who has served as a teacher, school principal, regional director, school district... Read More →



Monday October 28, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Grand 1

9:45am PDT

Little by Little: Methods and Processes to Intentionally Grow Your Programs When Starting From Just a Concept
Limited Capacity filling up

What would it look like if you could know exactly what to do, and when to do it, to determine your next best steps to exponentially grow your program for impact and to be news-ready when all you’ve got is an idea?
In this workshop, you will learn the single most important word, you must be able to speak to, that will draw funders, collaborators, partners, media, and the rest of your support team to explode your new venture.
Show up for this interactive training with your questions and story.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Hodge

Jason Hodge

As a consultant and media trainer in the corporate space, Jason Hodge is building a legacy of helping organizations articulate their stories of impact to better reach both their communities and ideal marketplaces. Having been on and in over 2,000 broadcasts from traditional radio... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
West Seattle

9:45am PDT

Many Hands Make Light Work
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to describe what sustainability means to them and discuss its importance in terms of both monetary and in-kind contributions. They will look at the different strategies that support sustainability, define which ones they can engage with based on their role in the program, and identify which stakeholder partner can support their efforts.
Outcome: Build the framework for a project-level sustainability plan

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Hicks

Jenny Hicks

Jenny Hicks is an expert in developing and scaling youth initiatives, and supporting adult learning. She serves as a key advocate for cross-sector collaboration adapting tools and quality improvement system for youth programs specifically in affordable and public housing. Jenny established... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Hernandez

Vanessa Hernandez

Vanessa Hernandez brings a depth of experience in project management, facilitation and training. Her work has been focused on improving youth programming in affordable housing organizations, including training and supporting hundreds of staff in adult learning practices and quality... Read More →



Monday October 28, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Bellevue 2

9:45am PDT

LGBTQ (Listening, Good Boundaries & Treatment of Queer Youth)
Limited Capacity seats available

The population of children who are identifying on the LGBTQ spectrums is increasing, and despite our skills and best intentions, many professionals find themselves uncomfortable and/or uninformed when it comes to addressing the unique needs of non-straight clients.

Often the sole source of dependable, comprehensive, sex education, we must be both willing and able to address the needs of our students/clients.

Addressing queer issues and behaviors helps minimize the effects of the harassment of gay and LGBT students, which contributes to high suicide and dropout rates among queer teens.

It is the responsibility of professionals working with this cohort to be as well-versed and sensitive to non-straight/ non-cisgendered culture as possible.

This workshop will involve a combination of lecture and PowerPoint.
I will;
• Define current terminology and lingo relevant to queer/ youth culture.
• Provide some health statistics, and an overview of queer history through the lens of popular culture.
• Explain some of the unique challenges and dynamics in serving queer populations.
• Provide some guidelines and encouragement for best practices when doing so.
• Engage with humor, brief opportunities for sharing (mostly in the form of hand-raising), plus Q and A and a couple of fun quizzes along the way.




Speakers
avatar for Jo Langford

Jo Langford

Jo Langford, M.A. is a dad, a Master’s-level therapist, author and sex educator for tweens, teens and parents, in Seattle, Washington. For the last 20 years, Jo has worked in the intersection of adolescence, sexuality, technology and behavior.From working in peer counseling and... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Renton Club

9:45am PDT

On Being White
Limited Capacity seats available

We aim to support white people in identifying when, why, and how race and whiteness were constructed, how whiteness negatively impacts white people, and why white people need spaces to intentionally meet and constructively discuss our whiteness. We know that white supremacy culture, perpetuated by white staff, harms youth of color in their programs. We also hope that this session serves as a primer to move providers forward in their journey towards engaging in cultural humility with the youth they serve. People of Color are welcome to audit the session, but the focus will be on speaking to and with white people.

Speakers
avatar for Lex Gavin

Lex Gavin

School's Out Washington
Lex Gavin has spent the last nine years formally training adult service providers on how to responsibly and responsively work with queer and trans communities, particularly youth. They served on Stonewall Youth’s Speaker’s Bureau and as a board member of Queer Youth Space as a... Read More →
avatar for Sebastian Wilson

Sebastian Wilson

King County Coach, School's Out Washington
Sebastian Wilson (Seb) was born and raised in Seattle and settled in the north-end of the city with his family. He attended Seattle Public Schools and received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Seattle Pacific University.Sebastian has 20 years of experience as a professional in... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Grand 7

9:45am PDT

Race, Culture & Cognition: What's the Connection?
Limited Capacity seats available

Race, Culture and the Brain are inextricably linked, and we need
to learn about them together. In this interactive, adult learning
focused workshop, participants will explore how race and culture
affect neuroplasticity, cognition and neural activation. Participants
will experience a powerful day learning and exploring these critical
intersections together.

Speakers
avatar for Anita Garcia Morales

Anita Garcia Morales

Anita Garcia Morales brings a variety of experiences and expertise to her dynamic position at Racing to Equity.For the first 21 years of her life, Anita’s experience as a migrant farm worker took her across the United States. Living in depressing conditions in labor camps, doing... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Lake Washington Ballroom 1

9:45am PDT

Building and Maintaining Positive Relationships: A Strength Based Approach
Limited Capacity full

In this session, participants will discover the benefits to using an asset-based approach to teaching and learning. Participants will learn to intentionally dismantle bias while maintaining a positive working relationship with others. This approach includes a three step strategy to intentionally shift conversation, planning, or problem solving from a deficit-focused tone towards a culturally responsive and strength based style. Participants will walk away with strategies and resources to do effective work around equity in school and youth development spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Lynda Llavore

Lynda Llavore

 Lynda Llavore was a middle and high school reading/ELL teacher for decades before joining SOWA as a coach and trainer.   Her youth work background includes overseeing youth development programs at REWA, Camp Fire USA, Girl Scouts and Community Schools Collaboration ELO programs... Read More →
avatar for Carey Kirkwood

Carey Kirkwood

Carey J. Kirkwood is the Director of Field Placements and Partnerships for the University of Washington Tacoma. Carey has previous experience working as a Social Emotional Learning Implementation Coach for UWT.Previously, she served the International Leadership of Texas School District... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Baker

9:45am PDT

Peacemaking for Personal & Leadership Development
Limited Capacity seats available

The workshop will be presented in a circle format focusing on healing, trauma, personal development, and leadership. Young people's cultures and intersectional identities will be affirmed as a talking piece in addition to other Peacemaking Circle components and OneNorth Peacemaking® leadership framework and models will be shared as part of the workshop to empower participants to share their voices.

Speakers
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Thary Sun Lim

Executive Assistant, PointOneNorth Consulting LLC
avatar for Saroeum Phoung

Saroeum Phoung

Saroeum Phoung is a masterful circle keeper, teacher and inspirational leader. Saroeum has many years of experience leading Peacemaking Circle Process to provide healing and transformation for individuals and communities dealing with the challenges of violence, racism and inequity... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Bellevue 1

9:45am PDT

Predatory Aggression-The Roots of Bullying
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will address the different types of bullying as well as the long-term impact on young lives and how the experience of being bullied, the bully or the witness, transfers to your adult life and your personal investment in addressing or not addressing the culture of aggression. We will examine the stereotype biases that maintain and support bullying and how these biases are present in the inconsistent policies and procedures present within the school system. The root causes of racially inequitable systems of discipline related to bullying, will be connected to unconscious biases and stereotypes that continue to disproportionately impact the lives and academic success of youth of color.

Speakers
avatar for Edna Sadberry

Edna Sadberry

I facilitate group workshops on personal and professional development for the adults in young people's lives who may not be conscious to the impact of unexamined biases on quality of service delivery. My workshops are for the individuals who are looking to address the root causes... Read More →



Monday October 28, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Seattle

9:45am PDT

The Mindful Student
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Descriptions: Increased focus, decreased anxiety, and promoting a culture of compassion are just a few of the reasons why schools, organizations, and companies across the country are choosing to infuse mindfulness into their day. In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how to integrate self-regulation techniques and short mindfulness practices into your setting. Leave with 10+ activities that build strong hearts, minds, and bodies, based on the latest research in trauma, mindfulness, and positive psychology.

Participants will:
- Understand how the brain and body respond to stress/trauma.
- Experience mindfulness activities that help students practice self-regulation, focus, and kindness.
- Understand and practice the Regulate, Connect, Reflect Framework.
- Develop a plan to immediately integrate mindfulness into your setting.

Speakers
avatar for Lyndsay Morris

Lyndsay Morris

Founder of Generation Wellness, Generation Wellness
Lyndsay Morris, M.Ed, RYT-200 is on a mission to equip every educator and student in America with the tools to thrive in school and in life. Lyndsay is an international speaker, the creator of the first well-being app for schools, and the founder of Generation Wellness. She has spent... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Lake Washington Ballroom 2

11:45am PDT

LUNCH
Monday October 28, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

12:15pm PDT

Keynote: Living a Hip Hop & Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality, & Black Joy
Dr. Love will discuss how Hip Hop Civics Ed, when linked to the framework of intersectionality and Abolitionist Teaching, creates a space where Black lives matter and analytic sensibilities are nurtured to engage youth in the work of fighting for visibility, inclusion, and justice. Her talk will end by calling for us all not only to teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through innovative and radical civic curriculum, but also to expose youth to the possibilities that come with envisioning a world built on Black joy, creativity, imagination, boldness, ingenuity, and the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Bettina Love

Dr. Bettina Love

Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice, University of Georgia
Dr. Love is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers in the area of Hip Hop education. Her research focuses on the ways in which urban youth negotiate Hip Hop music and culture to form social, cultural, and political identities to create new and sustaining ways of... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

1:15pm PDT

Speaking the Language of Equality in an Unequal Society
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is geared toward exposing youth from different cultures/intersectional identities to the language of a successful platform that may be used to discuss the particular conflict(s) faced by minorities as well as differing cultures, subcultures and groups of people.

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Corales

Samuel Corales

Samuel Corales is a teaching artist from NYC that believes in facilitating literacy through creative writing. As a BFA recipient Samuel fuses his passion fro the arts as well as community activism by creating and teaching workshops intended to increase literacy and educational involvement... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
West Seattle

1:15pm PDT

Holding Up the Mirror to Achieve Equity-Driven Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available


In order for our programs to truly serve the needs of all young people, it is important to address equity, diversity, and inclusion intentionally and in a meaningful way. This work requires a deep commitment, intentionality, and stamina. As we engage in changing our practices and programs, what is often overlooked is the personal work that is required to truly create lasting changes. In this workshop, we will explore the importance of on-going personal development work and learning that is required in order to create and lead programs and organizations that are equity-driven. Participants will gain strategies for creating their own personal roadmap to deepen their equity work and commitment as leaders.


Speakers
avatar for Jimena Quiroga Hopkins

Jimena Quiroga Hopkins

Chief Program Officer at Development Without Limits, Development Without Limits
Jimena Quiroga Hopkins is the Chief Program Officer at Development Without Limits, a national education consulting organization. She supports clients by designing curriculum, trainings, delivering technical assistance, and a variety of other services to youth serving organizations... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Brady

Jennifer Brady

CEO, Development Without Limits
With over 20 years of experience in the field, Jennifer is passionate about bolstering the field of afterschool with strong, youth-development focused leaders. She supports clients with leadership vision, strategic direction and creative solutions.  She enjoys building networks and... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Seattle

1:15pm PDT

Intro to Afterschool Meal Programs for At-Risk Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides funding for the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program, which enables schools and other out-of-school-time programs to feed kids free meals and snacks afterschool and during scheduled school breaks. The At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program provides reimbursement for meals served to children 18 years of age and younger in communities affected by poverty. In this session, you will learn more about this program and how to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Bianca Smith

Bianca Smith

Registered Dietitian, OSPI Child Nutrition Services
Bianca Smith, registered dietitian, provides nutrition education, training, and support to child nutrition program operators around Washington state, including early learning providers, school nutrition staff, and out-of-school time staff. She works to educate those who work directly... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Baker

1:15pm PDT

Identities and Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Youth will find and practice empowerment as diasporic bodies and identities within the US. Participants to understand the importance and power of storytelling; empowerment around story-of-self sharing, and learning the ownership of stories and narratives; Deconstructing narratives that harm our communities and having agency/passing the fear-barrier of vocalizing our stories and take up physical, emotional and airtime space to do so. Using an outline, students will write a story about a time in your life that was particularly challenging. The story will have three parts: The obstacle, what it took to overcome the obstacle, and what they learned about yourself after doing it. Youth will have the option of sharing if they would like (recognizing that some youth won’t feel comfortable sharing for a variety of reasons). Using the stories as a launching off point, start a discussion around how much their identity impacted the course of their story. Then have them deconstruct what it means to have an intersectional identity.

Speakers
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Merivet Lombera

Merivet Lombera is originally from Uruapan Michoacán, Mexico, and is currently studying communication and psychology at Central Washington University. In the future, she plans to earn a PhD. She envisions herself as a resource for students of color and low income students in higher... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Lake Washington Ballroom 2

1:15pm PDT

Advocacy Strategies to Support Expanded Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

While California’s system of afterschool programs has been a model for the nation, that system is currently at risk. This workshop will introduce strategies to effectively advocate for afterschool programs. If you want to engage in advocacy but don’t know where to start, this workshop is for you! Participants will learn how to engage with the state legislature, how to rally support from their own city and how to activate their community. Strategies discussed will be universally applicable.

This session will help participants affirm young people's cultures and intersectional identities by identifying strategies to showcase young people's voices and stories which is critical to authentic advocacy.

Speakers
avatar for David Beard

David Beard

Policy & Advocacy Director, School’s Out Washington
David Beard is the Policy and Advocacy Director and Washington Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Network Lead for School’s Out Washington. In this role he leads efforts to increase child and youth access to high-quality ELOs after school and in the summer. Throughout his career... Read More →
avatar for Eric Gurna

Eric Gurna

President & CEO, LA's Best
Eric Gurna joined LA’s BEST in 2015 as the second President and CEO in the organization’s history. He brings a deep commitment to positive youth development to his work at LA’s BEST, and a national reputation for thought leadership in the Expanded Learning movement. He also... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Rainier

1:15pm PDT

Generative Coaching: Building your Management and Leadership Tool Kit
Limited Capacity filling up

Many of us are familiar with the active participatory approach to learning for youth, but have you considered how this approach applies to your management of staff? Non-profit jobs, especially child/youth work, can create a revolving door of front line employees. Purposeful staff development, active management, and consistent coaching can assist your program in building and maintaining quality staff.
Participants will:
1. Explore the Active Participatory Approach through the lens of management
2. Learn generative coaching strategies to improve staff engagement and retention
3. Improved management communication skills.
This session will take an intersectional approach grounded in understanding the social and economic conditions in which women, LGBTQI people, people of color, people with disabilities, and younger staff are especially vulnerable. Skills building will include coaching and communication skills to foster self efficacy for your staff.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Flynn

Tracy Flynn

Tracy Flynn has over 25 years of experience in management and leadership positions with local and national health, child welfare, and education institutions. Her mission is to provide training and coaching to build healthy individuals, organizations, and communities. Her expertise... Read More →



Monday October 28, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Bellevue 2

1:15pm PDT

The Ecosystem of Youth Development
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will build community for individuals, programs, and organizations in the youth development field. By understanding where you exist within the ecosystem of the youth development sector, we can better serve ourselves and our communities. We will move through conversations and activities that will give participants a greater understanding of the systems, key players, intermediary non-profits, and resources that make up our region’s work. Participants will walk away with both a focused reflective look at their own practices and organizations as well as a wider perspective of the field- grounding ourselves in the fact that we are neither alone nor isolated in our work for young people.

Speakers
avatar for Janell Jordan

Janell Jordan

King County Program Manager, School's Out Washington
Pacific Northwest native, Janell is driven by their background in youth development work and believe in the essential need of fostering healing spaces for people to build connection, emotional intelligence, and social awareness. Highlighting the fact that you cannot heal from the... Read More →
avatar for Leah Bui

Leah Bui

HELO Network Project Manager, School's Out Washington
Leah leads the HELO Network- a project formed in partnership with School’s Out Washington (SOWA), King County Housing Authority (KCHA), Housing Development Consortium and Youth Development Executives of King County. She supports a network of youth development and housing professionals... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
VIP Regency Club

1:15pm PDT

Developmental Relationships: Building Meaningful Connections
Limited Capacity seats available

Developmental Relationships are close connections through which young people discover who they are, gain abilities to shape their own lives, and learn how to interact with and contribute to the world around them. This interactive workshop will introduce Search Institute’s Developmental Relationships Framework and bring to life the evidence behind what we've always known - strong developmental relationships with youth lay the foundation for everything else we do. The session will also highlight practical tools and examples of how the framework can help you be more intentional and inclusive in building meaningful connections with all the young people you serve.

Speakers
avatar for Fatima Z. Muhammad

Fatima Z. Muhammad

Fatima Z. Muhammad is the Director of Youth & Family Solutions at Search Institute. She provides strategic and tactical leadership in the organization's youth and family focused service area, and works closely with youth and family serving community organizations across the country... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Bellevue 1

1:15pm PDT

Engaging Youth in Productive Struggle
Limited Capacity seats available

This pilot of one of the Weikart Center’s new workshops to support cognitive development as part of SEL. Participants will explore ways to help foster initiative in young people by promoting a learning mindset as they undertake projects and activities. We will practice fostering growth mindset to help youth persevere when they struggle, and explore strategies that staff can use to support them. Participants will identify nuances for how these strategies may apply to work with the youth they work with.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Martineau

Dave Martineau

Director of Product Design & Innovation, The Weikart Center
David Martineau returns to the Weikart Center as the Director of Product Design and Innovation with more than 20 years of experience in youth development, social justice education, group facilitation, and social services. Dave worked with the HighScope Educational Research Foundation... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Adams

1:15pm PDT

SEL: A Tool for Domination or a Practice for Liberation?
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop we’ll unpack SEL’s emergence from white-dominant culture and explore the ways SEL can better address racial, class, gender, and sexual oppression. Through small-group discussion, role play, and other interactive techniques, we’ll deconstruct the biases inherent in SEL and consider more inclusive and representative SEL practices that move us closer to the goal of educational equity.

Speakers
avatar for Porter Eichenlaub

Porter Eichenlaub

School's Out Washington
Porter is a passionate facilitator for adults and youth and who helps interweave social and emotional learning into the foundations of youth-serving organizations. He has worked supporting youth and adults for the last decade by creating transformational program in schools, out of... Read More →
avatar for Deepa Bhandaru

Deepa Bhandaru

South Seattle College
Deepa Bhandaru is a community-based educator and writer in Seattle. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Washington, where she studied critical race theory, feminist theory, and democratic theory and taught courses on human rights, freedom, and post-colonial... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Grand 7

1:15pm PDT

Using an African American Lens: Trauma Informed Care and Youth
Limited Capacity seats available

Trauma-Informed Care is an approach to working with people that understands, recognizes and responds to the impacts of trauma. Trauma is not isolated to survivors of domestic violence or Veterans. No one is immune to the impact of trauma, but it is certainly experienced by youth facing major setbacks. Often, teen of color trauma survivors can be re-traumatized by well-meaning providers. Becoming ‘trauma-informed’ recognizes that youth of color experience many different types of trauma in their lives and their responses vary. By orienting our organizations, environments, services, and day-to-day interactions around the impacts of trauma, we create a safe and healing space for youth which leads to powerful voices.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jocelyn Enabulele

Dr. Jocelyn Enabulele

Dr. Jocelyn Perkins-Enabulele, is a certified professional trainer for Roni LifeWorks Training Center, she is an expert in the areas of childhood trauma, domestic violence and sexual assault. She has testified as an expert witness in court, conducted more than 60 professional state... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Renton Club

1:15pm PDT

Using Creative Facilitation to Increase SEL and Build Relationships
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn creative ways to facilitate culturally responsive programs that increase social emotional skills and build relationships using the Creative Empowerment Model. This model shows how to strategically use arts-based activities to develop an inclusive learning community that brings out the strengths of each person. You’ll learn strategies for developing a safer atmosphere that encourages youth from diverse backgrounds to take creative risks and build bridges across lines of difference. You’ll gain a toolbox of easy-to-lead arts-based activities that build a strong sense of community and provide structures for exploring and giving voice to personal history and intersectional identities. You’ll learn how arts-based activities build 10 key social emotional and life skills; You’ll learn ways to bring out the voices of everyone in your group. And you’ll learn strategies for working collaboratively with youth to develop programs that respond to their needs. The workshop is designed to increase your confidence in your own creativity and leadership as you learn activities you can lead with groups. No previous experience with the arts is required.

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Pineda

Claudia Pineda

Claudia Pineda Reyes, MSW is a Mexican American Social Worker from Cicero, IL and Michoacan, Mexico. She is a trainer for Partners for Youth Empowerment and is currently employed by the Department of Health at King County. Claudia has dedicated her life towards expanding Social Justice... Read More →



Monday October 28, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Grand 1

1:15pm PDT

CLOSED SESSION for Best Starts for Kids (BSK) Out-of-School Time Grantees
Limited Capacity seats available

In this closed session, SOWA’s external evaluators, Public Profit, will share quantitative and qualitative data about the BSK OST grant strategy, build OST grantees’ capacity to work with data, and engage them in dialogue about what’s working and what can be improved.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Newhouse

Corey Newhouse

Founder and Principal of Public Profit, Public Profit
Corey Newhouse is the Founder and Principal of Public Profit. Corey is responsible for the overall design of all of Public Profit’s evaluation studies, including developing logic models or theories of change, data collection tools, and analysis and reporting plans. She loves helping... Read More →
avatar for Da'Shon Carr

Da'Shon Carr

Da’Shon Carr is a Project Assistant at Public Profit. She is responsible for providing administrative support to the team. She assists with survey design and processing, data preparation, and data management.Da’Shon works closely on a number of Public Profit’s evaluations, including... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Pickar

Hannah Pickar

Senior Research Assistant, Public Profit
Hannah Pickar is a Senior Research Assistant at Public Profit. She is responsible for data management and analyses. She also provides administrative support for her projects, including scheduling, preparing materials for, and co-facilitating meetings and trainings.


Monday October 28, 2019 1:15pm - 4:30pm PDT
Lake Washington Ballroom 1

3:00pm PDT

Elevating Youth Voices in the Arts: The TeenTix Press Corps
Limited Capacity seats available

Elevating Youth Voices in the Arts will share how the TeenTix Press Corps Program amplifies youth voices by facilitating opportunities for teens to learn, practice, and publish arts criticism. Through the Press Corps, teens experience arts events (dance, theatre, visual art, music, etc.) and share their unique perspectives and opinions about the art they see. Art provides a perfect vehicle to explore identity, culture, and a myriad of social and political issues. Press Corps curriculum offers teens a lens to interpret art, a platform to share their thoughts, and explore whether they see their own experience reflected in the art work. By giving young people the tools to articulate their opinions, they are empowered to confidently own and express those feelings. The Press Corps further validates youth voices by publishing teen reviews and promoting their work in the broader arts community through professional platforms. Press Corps workshops teach 21st century skills and foster empathy and cultural competency. Finally, attendees will hear from Huma Ali (a senior at Lake Washington High School and editor in the TeenTix Newsroom), about how the Press Corps has unleashed her creativity and allowed her to take risks with her writing and hone her individual voice.

Speakers
avatar for Mariko Nagashima

Mariko Nagashima

Mariko Nagashima is an artist and arts administrator with a deep passion for empowering young people through the arts. In her primary role as the Press Corps Manager at TeenTix, a youth development and arts access non-profit, she facilitates workshops to teach arts journalism to teens... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
West Seattle

3:00pm PDT

Who is a “Math Person”? Gender Stereotypes about Math Develop at an Early Age
Limited Capacity seats available

All kids have the capacity and ability to succeed in math – it’s only when our cultural beliefs and biases get in the way that we start to see disparities. In this session, we’ll look at research that explores how and when math-gender stereotypes form during early childhood as an example of the role that stereotypes and bias play in limiting children’s natural abilities. For example, stereotypes such as “girls aren’t good at math” can affect how well you do on a math test, the way that teachers interact with children, and limit girls’ aspirations for careers in science and technology. And this starts young: research indicates that we start developing these math-gender stereotypes by about the second grade. However, these stereotypes can be changed by directly addressing our biases about who is good at and has access to math. We will provide research-based, practical strategies that you can incorporated into classrooms, after school centers, the home, or other every-day settings to support ALL children’s abilities in math and other STEM subjects. Though this session focuses on gender stereotypes, much of the conversation is relevant for countering biases and stereotypes around race, ability, or other facets of identity.

Speakers
avatar for Marley Jarvis

Marley Jarvis

Outreach and Education Specialist, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS)
Marley Jarvis, Ph.D., is an Outreach and Education Specialist at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at the University of Washington. In this role, Dr. Jarvis communicates the latest research in early learning and brain development to members of the early learning... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Bellevue 2

3:00pm PDT

How to Bring the Best Enrichment to Every Child in Your Community
Limited Capacity seats available


Enrichment is a key element in after-school programs and augments the traditional after-school care. Such enrichment gives precious learning opportunities that can significantly change children’s lives. Supporting every child to access enrichment can give districts, schools, and foundations the opportunity to make a bigger impact on their community. If you believe it to be too complicated, too resource intensive, we’ll help take that burden off your shoulders!  We demonstrate through example how some innovative districts and schools build and sustain vibrant after-school enrichment programs using novel technologies for efficient management of quality programs and fund-raising.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Helen Wang

Dr. Helen Wang

CEO, 6crickets
Dr. Helen Wang is the CEO and cofounder of 6crickets Inc, which builds online infrastructure and management tools for after-school and summer programs for districts, schools, activity providers, and parents. She oversees the company's the strategic directions, product management... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Executive Boardroom

3:00pm PDT

Cultivating Creativity and Design Thinking With Young Children
Limited Capacity seats available

All young people deserve to engage in activities that stoke their imagination and creative development. Even more, to thrive in today's world, all young people also need to learn the fundamentals of design thinking - how to innovate and solve real world problems. In partnership with Soho Impact, LA's BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program has developed new methods to engage elementary school aged children in activities that leverage their passions and create inventions to address real-life challenges and opportunities in their community and beyond. Come learn strategies for helping all kids become inventors and imagine their ideal community while practicing critical thinking, communication and other critical 21st century skills.

This session will help participants affirm young people's cultures and intersectional identities by incorporating inclusive reflection questions for all activities and challenging participants to reflect on the biases they bring to their work with young people.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Monterroso

Daniel Monterroso

Daniel began working at LA’s BEST in January 2008. As a member of the Staff Development Department, he works with the learning facilitator team as well as various stakeholders to develop and deliver trainings to staff. In addition, he works with the Director of Staff Development... Read More →
avatar for Daniela Chavez

Daniela Chavez

Daniela Chavez began working at LA’s BEST in July 2018 and has served on the Staff Development team as a Learning Facilitator. Prior to her work at LA’s BEST, Daniela served as a 2015 Teach for America Corps Member in Massachusetts, teaching 6th grade math and science. Daniela... Read More →



Monday October 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Grand 1

3:00pm PDT

Strategies to Utilize the Youth Voices' to Reshape Empowerment, Self-sustainability, and Success through Natural Mentoring, Art, and Entertainment
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will focus on the impact that an organization that is primarily operated and ran by young people of color have on its participants and students. We will address the unique and natural approaches we utilize for mentoring the youth from our community and how we reshape the idea of empowerment, self-sustainability, and success.

Speakers
avatar for Idris Joyce

Idris Joyce

Idris Joyce is the Executive Director of Krownless Kings. He was born and raised in Tacoma and is dedicated to serving his community. Idris has worked with youth for over 10 years in many capacities. Most recently, he has focused on bringing art and music into public schools and community... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Grand 7

3:00pm PDT

This is not a Moment; This is a Movement - A Housing and Education Collaborative Participants
Limited Capacity seats available

Housing instability and homelessness have become a growing harm to children and youth's academic success. A housing and education collaborative is a fundamental and vital step toward helping close the achievement gap, creating equitable educational outcomes for all children and youth. Join us and see how a growing Housing and Education Network has built a movement and are working together on behalf of the youth they collectively serve.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Hicks

Jenny Hicks

Jenny Hicks is an expert in developing and scaling youth initiatives, and supporting adult learning. She serves as a key advocate for cross-sector collaboration adapting tools and quality improvement system for youth programs specifically in affordable and public housing. Jenny established... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Hernandez

Vanessa Hernandez

Vanessa Hernandez brings a depth of experience in project management, facilitation and training. Her work has been focused on improving youth programming in affordable housing organizations, including training and supporting hundreds of staff in adult learning practices and quality... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Seattle

3:00pm PDT

Supporting Healthy Identity Development Through Culturally Responsive Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

A healthy sense of identity helps young people with academic achievement, social an emotional development, ability to build friendships across differences, and prevents them from engaging in risky behaviors. Supports and culturally responsive practices to affirm young people’s sense of self are especially critical for youth of color, immigrants, refugees, and other marginalized populations. In this participatory workshop, participants will learn about research that emphasizes the importance of supporting the cultural identity development of youth. Participants will also gain concrete culturally responsive strategies to implement in their programs.

Speakers
avatar for Jimena Quiroga Hopkins

Jimena Quiroga Hopkins

Chief Program Officer at Development Without Limits, Development Without Limits
Jimena Quiroga Hopkins is the Chief Program Officer at Development Without Limits, a national education consulting organization. She supports clients by designing curriculum, trainings, delivering technical assistance, and a variety of other services to youth serving organizations... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Brady

Jennifer Brady

CEO, Development Without Limits
With over 20 years of experience in the field, Jennifer is passionate about bolstering the field of afterschool with strong, youth-development focused leaders. She supports clients with leadership vision, strategic direction and creative solutions.  She enjoys building networks and... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Lake Washington Ballroom 2

3:00pm PDT

Filling the Breaks
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a panel discussion of how AmeriCorps programs can (and do) partner with ELO programs for mutually beneficial programming during school breaks. Many AmeriCorps members in Washington State are placed in schools serving as tutors and mentors. Full-time service in AmeriCorps is 1,700 hours which is a challenge to fulfill due to school breaks. At the same time the school breaks place a burden on low-income families who struggle to find, and afford, childcare during the breaks. Learn how AmeriCorps members can meet their service hour commitment by providing additional academic, social, and emotional supports to children and youth served by ELO programs during these times. Hear about innovative partnership possibilities with the Washington Service Corps and Washington Reading Corps, and the United Way of King County’s VISTA Summer Associate Summer Meal program. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Martin-Jahn

Amber Martin-Jahn

Executive Director, Serve Washington
Amber joined Serve Washington as its executive director in February 2018. Working hand-in-hand with members of the governor-appointed commission, she and her team work to advance national service, volunteerism and civic engagement to improve lives, expand opportunity to meet local... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Walden

Jenny Walden

Sr. Program Manager, Financial Stability, United Way of King County
As an AmeriCorps alumni, Jenny Walden leads a portfolio of poverty and hunger alleviation direct service programs with United Way of King County. Jenny holds a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Washington and served her two practicums with School’s Out Washington... Read More →
avatar for Kendra DeBow

Kendra DeBow

Site and Member Services Supervisor
Kendra joined Washington Service Corps in 2014. She is an AmeriCorps alum, and a graduate from the Evergreen State College with a professional background in social services and national service program coordination. Kendra is currently the Site and Member Services Supervisor for Washington... Read More →



Monday October 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Adams

3:00pm PDT

Reimagining Potential: Coaching for Quality Expanded Learning Opportunities
Wondering how a coach can help you or your ELO program? Struggling to implement practices you’ve learned at professional development workshops? Thinking about how to make established content or practices culturally relevant to you, your youth, and your space? We believe coaching is necessary and fundamental to supporting you in meeting your program goals. In this session, participants will better understand School’s Out Washington’s coaching approach and philosophy for ELO program staff development. Through activities and discussion, participants will experience elements of coaching and learn strategies for implementing coaching at a network or site level.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Riffer

Kelly Riffer

Coaching Services Manager, SOWA
Kelly originally hails from California, though she’s moved around quite a bit before most recently landing in Seattle! She graduated from Colby College (Waterville, ME) in 2011, where she was a Biology major with minors in both Art and Environmental Studies. She's a California and... Read More →
avatar for Lynda Llavore

Lynda Llavore

 Lynda Llavore was a middle and high school reading/ELL teacher for decades before joining SOWA as a coach and trainer.   Her youth work background includes overseeing youth development programs at REWA, Camp Fire USA, Girl Scouts and Community Schools Collaboration ELO programs... Read More →
avatar for Sebastian Wilson

Sebastian Wilson

King County Coach, School's Out Washington
Sebastian Wilson (Seb) was born and raised in Seattle and settled in the north-end of the city with his family. He attended Seattle Public Schools and received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Seattle Pacific University.Sebastian has 20 years of experience as a professional in... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Jeff has recently joined the team at Schools Out Washington as a Youth Development Program Quality Coach, bringing experience in environmental, STEM, and arts education. Before moving to Seattle, Jeff spent four years working with the National Environmental Education Foundation in... Read More →
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Sheely Mauck

Statewide Quality Education Director, School’s Out Washington
Sheely grew up in Tacoma, WA, and graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a BA in Psychology. For nearly 10 years, she ran education and teen programs at Boys & Girls Clubs in Tacoma and Seattle, where she was first introduced to the Youth Program Quality Intervention. In... Read More →
avatar for April Miller

April Miller

King County YDPQ Coach, School’s Out Washington
April Miller has been in the field of child and youth development for over 20 years. She has demonstrated effective and innovative coaching practices that range from observation, assessment, analyzing data, reflective feedback, co-active coaching, visioning, goal development, planning... Read More →
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Maria Johnson

Spokane County YDPQ Coach-Coordinator, School’s Out Washington
Maria was born in Lima, Peru and grew up travelling around the world. As a result of that she has lived in different parts of the world including East Africa, Italy, Honduras and Canada. Due to her experiences growing up she is now devoted to ensuring training in cultural responsiveness... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
VIP Regency Club

3:00pm PDT

From Sad to Suicidal: Assessing, Allying and Assisting
Limited Capacity full

In order to effectively assess, ally and assist in supporting young folx mental wellness we must consider our own emotional landscape, the spectrum of wellness to illness, and how that may present differently for individuals with different experiences and backgrounds. When providers notice that youth may be struggling internally, where do they go from there? And how do they make sure that the line of questioning honors youth self-determination while supporting safety, in addition to celebrating the intersection of their identities this process?

The questions we may ask during assessment include our own biases and identities, experiences with mental illness and wellness, and cultural values. This workshop will support participants with tools to explore what they may bring to the process of assessment with youth and provide recommendations for allying and assisting in ways that affirm and celebrate the identities of all humans.

Speakers

Monday October 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Baker

3:00pm PDT

Social and Emotional Learning in Practice: A Toolkit of Practical Strategies and Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

Social and Emotional Learning in Practice: A Toolkit of Practical Strategies and Resources is a flexible set of practical tools, templates and activities that can be used with staff and youth to increase intentional practices to support SEL. This interactive workshop explores strategies to 1) enhance staff knowledge of SEL, 2) establish expectations, give feedback and integrate reflection, 3) infuse SEL into program activities with young people, and 4) collect SEL data for improvement. This hands-on workshop provides an overview of what’s in this free toolkit as well as an opportunity to try out items and walk away with ideas to use right away. It will specifically highlight activities to help youth explore and share their identities, and to help staff explore their cultural values and preferences that influence SEL. While the toolkit is designed primarily for those working with middle-school-aged youth, with slight modifications the activities are appropriate for other age groups.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Walker

Kate Walker

Extension Professor and Specialist in Youth Work Practice, University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development
Kate Walker is an Extension Professor and Specialist in Youth Work Practice at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development. She studies the role that adult program leaders, staff and volunteers play in supporting youth development in programs. She also leads... Read More →



Monday October 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Renton Club

3:00pm PDT

Social Emotional Learning & Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

Leadership today requires empathy to attract, nurture and retain the best talent, and yields better choices and decisions which are based on the needs of the community. It is vital for leaders to be sincerely engaged with their team and operating as their best self in order to fulfill their potential achieve optimal results for those they serve.

When those working in youth programs feel emotionally safe to bring their authentic self, they are more likely to create spaces where youth can do the same. These are inclusive spaces where youth are confident to try new things, share their genuine selves with others, and have opportunities to learn from others with different perspectives.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Kain

Stacy Kain

Stacy has been working in the youth development field for over 11 years in various positions within the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. Currently the Program Services & Training Director, she works closely with program staff to help create spaces for youth that are safe, both physically... Read More →



Monday October 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Bellevue 1

3:00pm PDT

Sport Leadership that Supports Healthy Youth Identity Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Elements of identity – gender, race, sexuality, culture – have been a longstanding, salient force in the history of sport. Research suggests that athletic programming which supports elements of a youth’s identity helps foster the positive social-emotional and developmental outcomes that can be achieved through engaging in physical activity and play. This session will explore leadership strategies that recognize, celebrate, and support the individual identities of participants, creating physically and emotionally safe spaces that increase engagement and boost retention. We will discuss how coaches and activity directors can engage in implicit and explicit leadership behaviors that enhance student feelings of belonging and empowerment through recognition of culture, background, and community.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Olson

Hannah Olson

Assistant Director & Lecturer, University of Washington Center for Leadership in Athletics
Hannah's primary work in the UW Center for Leadership in Athletics is focused around academic programs and coaching education. She helps drive the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership (IAL) M.Ed. programs, teaching multiple courses and assisting with student advising, curriculum development... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Rainier

3:45pm PDT

Teaching Girls to Code and Change the World
Limited Capacity seats available

Kat Dej-Panah is the Girls Who Code Partnership Coordinator, working with educators to help close the gender gap in STEM. Join us for an overview of Girls Who Code's free curriculum for 3-5th grade and 6-12th grade girls.  Get access to free resources, lesson plans and activities.

Speakers
avatar for Kat Dej-Panah

Kat Dej-Panah

Regional Partnership Coordinator, Girls Who Code
Kat is a Partnership Coordinator for Girls Who Code, an international nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology by empowering young women through CS. Girls Who Code offers FREE curriculum, books and resources to schools, libraries and nonprofits- including small... Read More →



Monday October 28, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
West Seattle

3:45pm PDT

Developing an Understanding of the Self to Change Actions: Building Critical Self-Awareness for Culturally Responsive Leadership
Limited Capacity filling up

Out of School time Organizations have consistently produced inequitable outcomes for youth of color. These inequities reflect leadership practices that problematize communities of color social behavior and seeks to assimilate them into white middle-class American values. Leaders must be compelled to craft a transformative agenda that can create equity for all youth. Culturally Responsive Leadership is framework of behaviors that seeks to create systemic equity. This presentation will discuss critical self-awareness a behavior of Culturally Responsive Leadership that can lead to a change in the critical beliefs and skills that educators need to close opportunity gaps. Critical self-awareness is a leader understanding themselves, the people they serve, the social and political context they serve, and having the ability to question your own knowledge to envision and create a new environment of learning for youth of color. That environment will be help youth sustain their culture and build in strategies that empower people of color as formal leaders within the organization. This session will give participants a chance to practice critical self-awareness and receive an example from a researched out of school time organization that is participating this behavior.

Speakers
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Ishmael Miller

University of Washington
Ishmael Miller is a Ph.D student studying Educational Policy, Organizations, and Leadership at the University of Washington-Seattle. Miller researches race, equity, and leading educational organizations (ex. Traditional k-12 and out of school time). Miller has extensive experience... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
Bellevue 2

3:45pm PDT

Learning to Learn: The Benefits of Play
Limited Capacity full

This interactive, games-based workshop explores the long-term benefits of play and lays the foundation for creating a safe, inclusive, and respectful environment for youth. Participants walk away with ready-to-use group management tools, as well as an understanding of how to select and leverage games that support the physical, social, and emotional development of youth.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Riemer

Jill Riemer

Regional Director - Pacific Northwest, Playworks
Jill joined Playworks in the spring of 2019 to help amplify the work of this non-profit that started in the Bay Area in 1995 to solve the recess problem. At Playworks, we believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. And as the new Director of Playworks Washington... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
Executive Boardroom

4:30pm PDT

Welcome Reception
Join us for a Welcome Reception to celebrate the first day of the conference. Come mingle in the exhibition space, share about your favorite workshops, and network with your peers in the field!

Each attendee will receive one drink ticket.

Monday October 28, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Foyer of Grand Ballroom
 
Tuesday, October 29
 

6:00am PDT

Rain or Shine: Guided Morning Stroll with Outdoor Learning Leaders
Start the day of with a dose of nature with an awakening walk along Lake Washington’s scenic south shore via Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. This 2.5 mile guided walk will begin with a stroll through Bird Island, a sanctuary to a number of wildlife species, including a variety of migrating water fowl and the juvenile Chinook salmon who enter Lake Washington from the Cedar River. We will then head out over the water on three different “waterwalks” offering 360 degree views of the lake and surrounding natural areas. We will then continue past the Renton Sailing Center to the North Gate where we will begin the return trip. This leisurely adventure also includes plant species identification placards along the entire route (for all you botanically minded individuals). Experienced outdoor and environmental educators will be your guides, answering your outdoor programming questions along the way.
 
Warm athletic clothing and a rain jacket are highly recommended. Expected duration: about 1 hour. Walk begins at 6:10am sharp.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Baird

Benjamin Baird

Spokane County Program Quality Manager, School's Out Washington
Ben has been working in the Youth Development field for the past 18 years and has experience working with and for a wide range of organizations and programs. Before joining SOWA, Ben was the Assistant Manager of Youth Development at West Central Community Center serving under-represented... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Jeff has recently joined the team at Schools Out Washington as a Youth Development Program Quality Coach, bringing experience in environmental, STEM, and arts education. Before moving to Seattle, Jeff spent four years working with the National Environmental Education Foundation in... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 6:00am - 7:00am PDT
Registration

7:30am PDT

Breakfast
Tuesday October 29, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
Grand Ballroom

8:30am PDT

Keynote
Speakers
avatar for LaShawn Routé Chatmon

LaShawn Routé Chatmon

Executive Director, National Equity Project
LaShawn Routé Chatmon is the founding Executive Director of the National Equity Project, leading the organization’s transition from the Bay Area Coalition for Equitable Schools (BayCES). Under her leadership, the National Equity Project has become one of the leading voices in a... Read More →



Tuesday October 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Grand Ballroom

9:45am PDT

Design Thinking for Social Change
Limited Capacity seats available

Inspired by Tacoma Art Museum’s exhibition "Immigrant Artists and the American West" and contemporary conversations around immigration, learn how you can use Design Thinking to empower students to solve problems in their communities. In this workshop, you will learn how to empathize, define problems, ideate, prototype, and test solutions to a social problem. You’ll leave ready to implement Design Thinking workshops with your youth, complete with a resource toolkit with activities for youth of all ages.

Speakers
avatar for Mac Buff

Mac Buff

Mac Buff is the Manager of School and Teacher Programs at Tacoma Art Museum. Mac received an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from the University of California-San Diego and is a certificated elementary and English Language Arts teacher. Mac has a decade of experience in museum education... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Bellevue 2

9:45am PDT

Impactful Facilitator Tips: 8 Simple Strategies for Classroom Management
Limited Capacity seats available

“How do I manage kids?” Do you wonder where to begin? Whether you are in the classroom or working in an afterschool program, explore, learn and engage in hands-on activities, personal connection and strategies to utilize with youth from all backgrounds. We will facilitate dialogue about how to develop strong relationships with youth, lead by example and inspire your students.

These eight strategies are based on relationship building. Research shows that if students feel safe and have a positive relationship with their instructors, they are more apt to want to learn.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Gabor

Julia Gabor

Founder, kid-grit
Born and raised in NYC, Julia comes from a diverse urban background. She has several dynamic life experiences to share. From growing up on the streets of NYC to performing on Off-Broadway stages to the demise of her acting career in Hollywood.  She has excitedly turned to an inspiring... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Seattle

9:45am PDT

Strengthening Self Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

Equity driven leadership starts from a place of deep self-awareness and an unwavering commitment to continuous growth and development. It requires us to "wake up," time and time again, and maintain a "beginner's mind" that seeks progress, not perfection. In this workshop, we'll try on strategies, practices and mindsets that can guide our self leadership practices. From this rooted sense of self, we'll explore what this means for our leadership of others.

Speakers
avatar for Zakir Parpia

Zakir Parpia

Zak landed at CalSAC in 2010 after 5 years supporting youth athletics programs, leagues and coaches in the Bay Area. It all started with a part-time job at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco coaching t-ball and boys’ lacrosse. Coaching part-time quickly blossomed into... Read More →



Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Bellevue 1

9:45am PDT

"Who Taught You That?" - Understanding Gender, Creating Affirming Spaces
Limited Capacity seats available

“The Transgender Tipping Point” was declared by TIME Magazine in 2014. Transgender people have been fighting for decades for presence in politics, media, and all facets of life. Questions about gender have entered the collective consciousness and are not going away. Many people understand that it’s vital to support marginalized youth in programs, but don’t know how. Others might question why our culture’s understanding of gender is worth examining at all. If you’re open to a paradigm shift and a generous helping of introspection, join us!

This activity-based workshop will explore:
-Where ideas about manhood and womanhood come from
-The harm that the gender binary inflicts on all of us
-The relationship between the “rules” of gender and colonialism
-What’s at stake for transgender and gender non-conforming youth
-How to create welcoming and affirming programs

Speakers
avatar for Lex Gavin

Lex Gavin

School's Out Washington
Lex Gavin has spent the last nine years formally training adult service providers on how to responsibly and responsively work with queer and trans communities, particularly youth. They served on Stonewall Youth’s Speaker’s Bureau and as a board member of Queer Youth Space as a... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Rainier

9:45am PDT

Dismantling Oppression by Embracing Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

Culture—ethnic/racial, familial, geographic, and more—is a powerful shaping agent in all our lives, especially those of our youth. It provides lenses through which we view self and the world around us. What exactly is culture? How does it shape the lives of youth? What happens when youth begin to embrace the various cultures to which they belong and that play such an integral role in forming their identity? Through presentation, shared learning/sharing out, activity, and personal reflection, participants in this workshop will gain and deepen skills in affirming young people’s cultures and intersectional identities by:
• exploring what culture is and the role it has in shaping who we are,
• exploring how embracing culture allows youth to recognize their own strength and power,
• exploring how embracing principles of cultural humility can aid in the process of embracing culture and dismantling oppression, and
• exploring how embracing culture creates space and opportunity to transform systems, organizations, and programs
Participants will also leave the workshop with deeper knowledge and tools that they may use when working with youth in their communities and organizations.

Speakers
avatar for LaKesha Kimbrough

LaKesha Kimbrough

LaKesha’s background and experience in working with children, youth, and families spans nearly 18 years and includes currently serving as the Middle School Success Coordinator at Washington Middle School for Seattle University via the Center for Community Engagement. She has worked... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Grand 1

9:45am PDT

Inner Equity
Limited Capacity seats available

Inner Equity is an orientation to how we relate to ourselves from how we've been socialized and fragmented. I introduce the concept of our compartments--mental, physical, emotional, and social--and how US culture and systems distort the ways we interact with our separated parts. From there, I invite participants to explore our relationships to ourselves through a series of self and other interactions, sharings, and recordings of our experiences. Then, with this orientation, we'll move into collective wisdom to leverage how practicing Inner Equity can support us and those we serve.

Inner Equity is about becoming more acquainted to how we relate to ourselves, which gives us more information in how we relate to others. How this applies to young people's cultures and identities is that the more we are able to own how we dis/connect, dis/engage, and dis/regard ourselves, the more we are able to see how we could be projecting onto the young people we serve.

My hope is that in realizing how we harm ourselves, we would shift to more fully realized healing and support of young people who are still exploring and forming ownership of their sovereignty in culture and identity.

Speakers
avatar for Miik Wells

Miik Wells

Cultivator, Inner Equity
Miik [“Mike”, He/Him/His, Black/Indigenous] I embody curiosity, playfulness, and adventure as a catalyst and conductor of social learning and development. I facilitate dynamic, interactive, and engaging experiences for us to play, practice, and collaborate toward sustainable... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Lake Washington Ballroom 2

9:45am PDT

Ensuring Equitable Outcomes through Performance Management
Limited Capacity seats available

Inequity is divisive and socially corrosive. Societies that are less equitable have fewer opportunities for their residents and communities to thrive. As one example, Richard Wilkinson’s TED Talk summarizes that income inequality negatively affects life expectancy and many other indicators that are associated with the well-being of a society. The key findings show that relative — not absolute — income inequality is what matters. Said another way: inequity within a society is more impactful than inequity between societies. King County invests upstream where the needs are greatest. Upstream means we address root causes, the policies and systems that lead to poor outcomes early and before they develop into larger issues. By focusing upstream, the County can lessen the resources needed to reduce inequities downstream. The key question is: How do we define where the needs are greatest? We plan to measure the difference between the top and bottom 20% of the population across our community conditions and determinants of equity. This will identify where inequities are greatest and – more importantly – who is suffering. King County will then tailor its investment(s) with the goals of increasing equity by increasing benefits and decreasing burdens.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Franklin

Nicole Franklin

Nicole Franklin develops workable, pragmatic solutions to technology access problems faced by underserved communities. She serves as the chief equity officer for the Department of Information Technology, where she leads efforts to ensure social justice and equity in her workplace... Read More →



Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Adams

9:45am PDT

Fireside Chat and Workshop: Creating Equity Centered Systems (CLOSED Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Quality ELO systems are grounded in equity. Going beyond access and aiming to address inequity on all levels of systems building is imperative. In this session,  we will hear about lessons learned and promising strategies from current equity-centered initiatives, and participants will have the opportunity to apply these learnings to their own work within ELO Systems. 

Speakers
avatar for LaShawn Routé Chatmon

LaShawn Routé Chatmon

Executive Director, National Equity Project
LaShawn Routé Chatmon is the founding Executive Director of the National Equity Project, leading the organization’s transition from the Bay Area Coalition for Equitable Schools (BayCES). Under her leadership, the National Equity Project has become one of the leading voices in a... Read More →
avatar for Tony Smith

Tony Smith

CEO & Founder, Whyspeople
Tony Smith is the CEO and founder of Whyspeople, providing strategic advising and executive coaching to leaders working to create thriving communities. Most recently Tony served as the Illinois State Superintendents of Education. Prior to serving in that role he was the Executive... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Whitford

Elizabeth Whitford

CEO, School's Out Washington
Elizabeth Whitford is SOWA’s Chief Executive Officer. As the CEO, she is responsible for the management, programs and infrastructure of the organization.In the past, Elizabeth served as the Executive Director of Arts Corps, a nationally-recognized arts education and youth development... Read More →
avatar for Sheila Capestany

Sheila Capestany

Strategic Advisor for Children and Youth, King County
Sheila Capestany has a broad range of experience and knowledge in the areas of equity, social justice, and health and wellbeing. She has worked for the last twenty seven years in both the public and human services sector in direct service, nonprofit leadership, strategic planning... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Lake Washington Ballroom 1

9:45am PDT

Cultivating Seen Spaces and Places with Youth in STEM/STEAM
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is an interactive invitation to cultivate Seen Spaces and Places with and for our youth in STEM/STEAM programming. Imagine spaces and places that develop youth who walk inside their own story and own it versus standing outside of their story and hustling for their worthiness (*1).

As an embodied community of practice we will examine our cultures and explore tools that excavate, liberate, and nourish identities. We will integrate recognition, acknowledgement, and appreciation as a way of Seeing in order to create affirming conditions.

You can expect an environment that will provoke inquiry, foster cross-pollinated learnings from one another, and provide practice-immersions.

(*1- excerpt from Brene Brown)

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Y'vonne

Tiffany Y'vonne

Tiffany is a multipotentialite immersed in the Pacific Northwest as a transplanted local. By livelihood she is a Community Cultivation Practitioner recognized by the United Nations accredited International Association for Community Development. Tiffany is also certified in SEED Methodology... Read More →



Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
West Seattle

9:45am PDT

From Foster Care to Youth Leadership, an SEL and Resilience-based Journey
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on the development of SEL and Resilience-based frameworks for afterschool educators. The session will involve storytelling, skill-building, community-building, planning, and reflecting. Co-facilitated by 21st CCLC staff and students, this session will be account for the viewpoints, perspectives, and realities of the major drivers of our afterschool field.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Sayers

Andrew Sayers

Andrew Sayers has worked in 21st CCLC for the past decade. He currently serves as the 21st CCLC Site Coordinator for Walla Walla High School. In addition to his 21st CCLC work, Andrew is trained in quality coaching, SEL-PQA frameworks, and resilience-based initiatives. Andrew has... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Renton Club

9:45am PDT

Social Emotional Development Beyond the Bell
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive workshop provides participants with strategies for assessing and supporting the social and emotional development of program staff and caregivers using tools from the Beyond the Bell Toolkit. Participants will be provided research-based practices and work collaboratively to explore skill and competency frameworks (Social and Emotional Learning, Employability Skills, 21st Century Skills) and will be provided resources that can be used to assess adult understanding of SEL terminology and practices.

Speakers
avatar for Fausto A. Lopez

Fausto A. Lopez

Fausto A. López is a Spanish speaking, senior technical assistance consultant working on school climate; social and emotional learning; and afterschool and expanded learning initiatives at AIR. He provides technical assistance, training, and professional development to diverse audiences... Read More →
avatar for Jaime Singer

Jaime Singer

Designs and implements national, state, and local learning opportunities for the field of afterschool and expanded learning; provides technical assistance and support to clients, including districts, state education agencies, and intermediaries; and contributes content-area expertise... Read More →



Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Grand 7

11:45am PDT

1:30pm PDT

Building Capacity through Entrepreneurial Mindset Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Guided by the belief that entrepreneurialism is a mindset, this session will interactively explore meaningful ways to recognize and invest in entrepreneurial thinking among young people. Presenters will share specific examples in which young people from South King County tapped into their entrepreneurial skills to create and share meaningful narratives about their home cultures and traditions, using multimedia and other creative medium. In doing so, these young people practiced 21st Century skills (technology, arts, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration) while enriching the larger social and cultural fabric of communities in the region by weaving their own stories.

Speakers
avatar for Charis May Hnin

Charis May Hnin

Charis M. Hnin has been in community development sector for the last twelve years. Charis believes she is wired to be entrepreneurial because she infuses innovative perspectives and practices no matter what she does. Her entrepreneurial practices started at the age of sixteen when... Read More →
avatar for Providence Kamana

Providence Kamana

Providence Kamana advises the Talitha team with his grounded and in-depth expertise in youth development for culturally and ethnically diverse communities. He currently works as Youth Development Coordinator for Congolese Integration Network which is based in South King County. Providence... Read More →
avatar for Sean Puno

Sean Puno

Creative Producer, Puno Productions
Sean Puno owns and operates Puno Productions, a multimedia design firm. Sean partners with Talitha Consults to offer cutting-edge visual communication tools (photography, videography, infographics and maps) for their clients. After working in Hollywood as Movie Trailer Editor and... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Adams

1:30pm PDT

Join the Soccer for Success Movement
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn more about the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Soccer for Success Program, an Afterschool model proven to establish healthy habits and develop critical life skills through trained coach-mentors and family engagement.

Participants will learn more about the Soccer for Soccer curriculum from the U.S. Soccer Foundation and its proven 8-step process to incorporate soccer as a vehicle to implement healthy choices and behaviors. Participants will walk away with promising practices on youth engagement through physical activity, nutrition education, mentorship, safe spaces, and community engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Bruno Marchesi

Bruno Marchesi

Bruno Marchesi has been appointed California State Director of the U.S Soccer Foundation with the goal to enhance, assist and grow the sport of soccer in the United States. Bruno was named one of the Top 16 Most Influential in Health and Wellness by the National Afterschool Association... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Seattle

1:30pm PDT

Leap into Science: Wind Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a Leap Into Science! Leap into Science programs for out of school providers integrate open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed especially for children ages 3-10 and their families. Washington State Library, Spokane County Library District, School's Out Washington and Imagine Children's Museum are partnering with libraries, museums, and other afterschool providers to build capacity for STEM learning across our state using this nationwide program from The Franklin Institute Science Museum & the Free Library of Philadelphia. By choosing to participate in this training, your organization is committing to provide a total of three workshops for children and families. All attendees will receive their own Leap into Science program kit with materials valued at $300 and follow up support from the Leap Into Science National Network. We strongly encourage teams of two or more people to register for this training.

Speakers
avatar for Gwendolyn Haley

Gwendolyn Haley

Public Services Manager, Education and Enrichment, Spokane County Library District
Gwendolyn Haley is a Public Services Manager with Spokane County Library District with 20 years of experience working with youth. She is part of the Washington State Leadership team for Leap into Science.
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Siri Hiltz

Washington State Library
Siri Hiltz is the Youth Services Consultant for the Washington State Library providing support and training to build capacity of public, school and tribal libraries to provide high quality programs and services for youth ages 0-18.


Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Baker

1:30pm PDT

Incorporating an Equity Lens into Program Evaluation: Measuring What Matters
Limited Capacity seats available

Expanded learning programs are increasingly focused on equity, such as by improving access to high quality out-of-school time programs or assuring that programs are responsive to the unique interests and needs of diverse communities. Tailoring programs’ evaluation design to suit these goals is a key part of the overall strategy, yet it can be tough to know where to start, particularly for programs with limited time and resources. In this session, presenters will share a flexible framework for incorporating an equity lens into evaluation, along with a variety of practical strategies programs can use to solicit meaningful input from participants and stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Newhouse

Corey Newhouse

Founder and Principal of Public Profit, Public Profit
Corey Newhouse is the Founder and Principal of Public Profit. Corey is responsible for the overall design of all of Public Profit’s evaluation studies, including developing logic models or theories of change, data collection tools, and analysis and reporting plans. She loves helping... Read More →
avatar for Da'Shon Carr

Da'Shon Carr

Da’Shon Carr is a Project Assistant at Public Profit. She is responsible for providing administrative support to the team. She assists with survey design and processing, data preparation, and data management.Da’Shon works closely on a number of Public Profit’s evaluations, including... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Bellevue 1

1:30pm PDT

Powerful Partnerships: How Can Schools, Families and Communities Build Capacity for Student Success
Limited Capacity seats available

There are many ways to understand family engagement and partnership. How does racial equity, implicit bias, organizational culture, policies and practice affect family engagement and leadership? This interactive workshop will explore these systemic barriers, as well as identify opportunities for families, schools and community collaboration through a dual capacity framework. We will probe the 4 main concepts identified in the framework, and explore implementation through the lens of the Seattle University Youth Initiative. Participants will learn and discuss practical ways to establish and sustain authentic partnership connections, and by the end of the session, will have at least three new tips, strategies or approaches they can immediately implement in their local district, school or community organization.

Speakers
avatar for Colina Bruce

Colina Bruce

Colina Bruce leads the Seattle University Youth Initiative’s K12 team, responsible for strengthening education and support systems for 1,000 youth and their families attending Bailey Gatzert Elem, Washington Middle, Garfield HS and other neighborhood schools. Colina has a demonstrated... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Renton Club

1:30pm PDT

“Getting to the Finish Line,” Project Management is the Key!
Limited Capacity seats available

Great programs are ones with Fun, Exciting, and Attainable goals. Learn how to take your current curriculum and develop engaging activities, communicate realistic deadlines, and assess the tools needed for Success! Make your projects memorable and keep kids coming back with friends!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Hodge

Katie Hodge

“Coach Katie” Hodge began dancing at the age of 5 and hasn't looked back! At 10, she danced as a part of the Los Angeles Children's Chorus and Dance Company and worked as a "Mousersizer" for the Walt Disney Company, exemplifying the need for kids to have a healthy exercise regime... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
VIP Regency Club

1:30pm PDT

Land Acknowledgement and the Stories of our Ancestors
Limited Capacity seats available

The concept and practice of Land Acknowledgement is not new to Coast Salish territories. What can we learn about land acknowledgement from the ancestral teachings in the traditional stories of Coast Salish peoples? How does Coast Salish ancestral knowledge help us to reflect on our cultural values and re-frame our relationship to land? Is there a right way or wrong way to acknowledge land? Come learn from renowned artist and educator, Roger Fernandes  from the Lower Elwha s’Klallam.


Speakers
avatar for Roger Fernandes

Roger Fernandes

Roger Fernandes is a Native American artist, storyteller, and educator whose work focuses on the culture and arts of the Coast Salish tribes of western Washington. He is a member of the Lower Elwha S’Klallam Tribe and has a B.A. in Native American Studies from The Evergreen State... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Rainier

1:30pm PDT

Words that moves us to Bias
Limited Capacity seats available

Each child should be entitled to their story without carrying the biases of our narratives. We will explore the meaning of words though participant lenses and how they support thinking, feelings, and behavior that ultimately impact our attitudes and values.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Barnes

Debbie Barnes

Debbie has an extensive background in youth program development and implementation, and has conducted trainings in diversity curriculums, community workshops, and conferences.Debbie has been coaching and training for SOWA for more than a decade and co-developed our Structural Racism... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
West Seattle

1:30pm PDT

Creating a Pipeline for Leaders of Color (CLOSED session)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Racial Leadership Gap persists in many sectors including ELOs. This session will help to examine the issues underlying this racial leadership gap in ELO’s and will offer examples of current initiatives and models that are working to close this gap.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Obel-Jorgensen

Ruth Obel-Jorgensen

Ruth studied psychology, social work and nonprofit management and leadership at California State University, Fresno (CSUF). Influenced by serving as a peer counselor and HIV/AIDS educator in high school, Ruth sought out to be a therapist only to have that direction shifted dramatically... Read More →
avatar for Vu Le

Vu Le

Executive Director, Rainier Valley Corps
Vu Le (“voo lay”) is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities.Vu’s passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the Law School... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Bellevue 2

1:30pm PDT

Examining the Intersection of Equity and SEL (CLOSED session)
Limited Capacity seats available

As Social Emotional Learning (SEL) frameworks continue to be widely implemented into the core of Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs), it is critical that we ensure that a strong equity lens is deeply ingrained within those frameworks. Systems that aid the implementation of SEL frameworks must take note of equity implications for students of color and other marginalized communities. This means ensuring that the right capacity building efforts are in place along with considerations for addressing the specific SEL needs for underserved communities. 


Speakers
avatar for Mona Grife

Mona Grife

SEL Strategy Senior Manager, YDEKC
Mona is Youth Development Executives of King County’s (YDEKC) SEL Strategy Senior Manager and supports YDEKC’s goals for strengthening cross-sector collaboration, alignment, and shared learning of whole child supports in the Road Map Project. She has been in the youth development... Read More →
avatar for Femi Vance

Femi Vance

Researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Femi Vance, Ph.D. is a researcher at American Institutes for Research (AIR) where she researches and evaluates out-of-school time programs and provides technical assistance to youth development professionals. She has expertise in youth program quality, social and emotional learning... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kimberly Howard Robinson

Dr. Kimberly Howard Robinson

Executive Vice President, Forum for Youth Investment & Weikart Center
Kimberly Howard Robinson is an executive vice president of the Forum for Youth Investment and managing director of the Forum’s David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. She leads the Forum’s efforts to strengthen adult practice through the development and support of continuous... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Dale Blyth

Dr. Dale Blyth

Senior Research Consultant and Advisor
Dr. Dale Blyth is a senior research consultant and advisor who recently retired as Extension Professor in the College of Education & Human Development at the University of Minnesota where he served as the Howland Endowed Chair in Youth Development Leadership and Senior Research Fellow... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Lake Washington Ballroom 2

1:30pm PDT

Investing in Racial Equity Work (CLOSED session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating strong equity-centered Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) systems requires organizations to have the capacity to fully engage in internal equity work. This session will focus on the importance of funding internal equity work and system initiatives. Hear lessons learned from organizations and funders who have undertaken this work.

Speakers
avatar for Xiomara Padamsee

Xiomara Padamsee

Founder & CEO, Promise54
Xiomara Padamsee, founder and CEO of Promise54, is: a proud Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Indian cisgender gay woman; a family-first mother and wife, daughter and sister; an enthusiastic piñata maker, former pianist, and a dedicated educator and activist. Xiomara’s 20 years of education... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Goldberg

Rebecca Goldberg

Senior Program Officer, S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation
As Senior Program Officer at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Rebecca's work supports high quality out-of-school time (OST) programs in California and nationally that embed character building into their youth development practices. Her grant portfolio at the Foundation focuses on... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Whitford

Elizabeth Whitford

CEO, School's Out Washington
Elizabeth Whitford is SOWA’s Chief Executive Officer. As the CEO, she is responsible for the management, programs and infrastructure of the organization.In the past, Elizabeth served as the Executive Director of Arts Corps, a nationally-recognized arts education and youth development... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Lake Washington Ballroom 1

1:30pm PDT

Building Cultural and Growth Affirming Relationships With Youth and Young Adults
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will explore how to build positive relationships with youth and young adults of color. By using evidence based practices such as relational cultural theory and the theory of hope we will trace how growth fostering relationships can shift the trajectory of an individual's life. We will also focus on uplifting youth voice and agency in your work with youth so that they can reclaim their power and change not only their outcomes, but their community as a whole.

Speakers
avatar for Makayla Wright

Makayla Wright

Youth Voice Organizer, SOAR
Makayla is the Youth Voice Organizer for Soar. She grew up in Leavenworth Kansas and studied sociology and psychology at Smith College. She has worked in educational outreach programs, youth residential treatment facilities, charter schools, and as an Academic Coach for students in... Read More →
avatar for Tolu Taiwo

Tolu Taiwo

GirlsFirst Manager, YWCA
Tolu Taiwo, M.S., is the GirlsFirst Manager of the YWCA. Through this role, she strives to further conversation about social justice, Black girls and womxn, and Black feminism through discussions with high school students and Seattle community members. Tolu was the former Assistant... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Grand 7

1:30pm PDT

Courageous, Confident, and Competent Youth: Empowering Staff to Become Youth Champions
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is designed to develop direct service staff members' ability to build trust with youth in their programs. Building trust is a core best practice in strengthening relationships with youth. Direct service staff will learn strategies in developing courage in youth to defend their beliefs, building confidence in youth abilities to demonstrate their beliefs, and increasing competence of student's abilities to lead healthy lifestyles, exhibit positive character, engaged citizenship, and academic achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Patrice Holt

Patrice Holt

Patrice Holt considers herself a flame lighter in the business of sparking flames children and youth with strong foundations for their future. With 15 years of experience, Patrice uses youth development best practices, youth voice, practical experience, and feedback from stakeholders... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Grand 1

1:30pm PDT

From Sad to Suicidal: Assessing, Allying and Assisting
Limited Capacity seats available

In order to effectively assess, ally and assist in supporting young folx mental wellness we must consider our own emotional landscape, the spectrum of wellness to illness, and how that may present differently for individuals with different experiences and backgrounds. When providers notice that youth may be struggling internally, where do they go from there? And how do they make sure that the line of questioning honors youth self-determination while supporting safety, in addition to celebrating the intersection of their identities this process?

The questions we may ask during assessment include our own biases and identities, experiences with mental illness and wellness, and cultural values. This workshop will support participants with tools to explore what they may bring to the process of assessment with youth and provide recommendations for allying and assisting in ways that affirm and celebrate the identities of all humans.

Speakers
avatar for Emma Bergman, LCSW

Emma Bergman, LCSW

Emma Bergman brings their passion for positive youth development and background in dynamic clinical intervention to their work as a school social work coordinator and facilitator. Emma has been providing clinical services and therapy, as well as training and facilitation with youth... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Executive Boardroom

3:15pm PDT

Leap Into Science: Wind Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a Leap Into Science! Leap into Science programs for out of school providers integrate open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed especially for children ages 3-10 and their families. Washington State Library, Spokane County Library District, School's Out Washington and Imagine Children's Museum are partnering with libraries, museums, and other afterschool providers to build capacity for STEM learning across our state using this nationwide program from The Franklin Institute Science Museum & the Free Library of Philadelphia. By choosing to participate in this training, your organization is committing to provide a total of three workshops for children and families. All attendees will receive their own Leap into Science program kit with materials valued at $300 and follow up support from the Leap Into Science National Network. We strongly encourage teams of two or more people to register for this training.

Speakers
avatar for Gwendolyn Haley

Gwendolyn Haley

Public Services Manager, Education and Enrichment, Spokane County Library District
Gwendolyn Haley is a Public Services Manager with Spokane County Library District with 20 years of experience working with youth. She is part of the Washington State Leadership team for Leap into Science.
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Siri Hiltz

Washington State Library
Siri Hiltz is the Youth Services Consultant for the Washington State Library providing support and training to build capacity of public, school and tribal libraries to provide high quality programs and services for youth ages 0-18.


Tuesday October 29, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Baker

3:15pm PDT

Building Successful Learning Communities: 5 Pillars of Success!
Limited Capacity seats available


Building Successful Learning Communities (BSLC) is a Washington State University (WSU) Extension training program that brings the research and best practices of the experiential learning model into the classroom. The BSLC program is targeted at Educators who want to acquire the knowledge and skill needed to transform their programs into dynamic, high achieving learning communities. This program spans across curriculum, grade levels, and programs, establishing a scaffolding to support educators, resulting in increased youth performance and decreased disruptive behaviors. Participants have the opportunity to experience best practices, learn the latest research, and understand the theory behind it. The learning objectives are to experience key elements of a successful learning community, gain new tools and techniques for teaching and learning, understand current trends in educational research, and create an implementation plan for new ideas. Learn how to help youth groups build community yet respect intersectional identities and diversity of cultures.    Bring back to pillars to your staff to build your programs capacity. Join us for a jam-packed session that is sure to re-ignite your passion for youth development.


Speakers
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Brian Brandt

Associate Professor WSU: Youth Development, Washington State University Pierce County Extension
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Dan White

4-H STEM Coordinator, Washington State University Pierce County Extension
Dan has worked in all aspects of after-school programming. Front line, management and now consulting and training. Dan focuses on supporting STEM and SEL programming in after-school programs, camps, and youth clubs.


Tuesday October 29, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Grand 1

3:15pm PDT

Cultural and Contextual Consideration when Working with Refugee, Immigrant, and Diverse Families
Limited Capacity seats available

This session focuses on how we can best deliver services cross-culturally, working with refugees, immigrants and different cultural populations. We will discuss why culture matters and how it can create barriers in service delivery. This session hopes to motivate participants to be more culturally curious, while discussing how service providers can build an intercultural identity that unites staff around common goals while respecting and honoring the subcultural identity of children and their families. It is designed to increase cultural responsiveness while serving and interacting with children and their families from different cultural backgrounds. One of the goals is to heighten awareness of meeting social and emotional needs in culturally appropriate ways. The session will include interactive exercises that will help the audience to understand our own cultures, perspectives, biases, and beliefs so that the needs of individuals we serve can be met. We will emphasize the benefits of celebrating cultural differences in serving families from different cultural backgrounds.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Kritovich

Andrew Kritovich

Clinical Consultant, Ukrainian Community Center of Washington
Andrew Kritovich was born in Lviv, Ukraine and came to the USA as a refugee in 1999 together with his family. He holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University. He is Licensed Mental Health Therapist and holds qualifications of Geriatric Mental Health... Read More →



Tuesday October 29, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Grand 7

3:15pm PDT

Moments vs. Moments: How Culture Impacts Engagement and Sacrifice Impacts Change
Limited Capacity seats available

Perceptions and assumptions of culture, race and history by the dominate narratives in textbooks and society can skew self-identification, self-love, and self-confidence. In this session, you will learn how historical knowledge that is unknown from many students affects building an authentic student-teacher relationship. Participants in workshop will discover the significance of engaging students’ through history, race, class and most importantly cultural identity. Rashad will be referencing interactions and conversations drawn from youth summits and student workshops that he has created and facilitated. Participants will leave with relevant models and promising practices that can improve inclusionary cultural responsiveness for students of color. Workshop will be interactive with actual student scenarios for discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Rashad Norris

Rashad Norris

Rashad currently devotes his time as the Director of Community Engagement at Highline College, where he travels to elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, community centers, libraries, and youth educational conferences to speak with youth and young adults about the importance... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Renton Club

3:15pm PDT

Structural Racism: Understanding our Housing and Education Roots
Limited Capacity seats available

Why is school segregation worse 60 years after Brown V. Board of Education? What is the history of housing segregation that has shaped our neighborhoods today? In order to address educational disparities, we must first understand our history and the systemic practices of the housing and education institutions we've inherited. In this session, you’ll participate in an interactive discussion that will help us deeply understand structural racism and develop our decision-making through a racial equity lens.

Speakers
avatar for Kathlyn Paananen

Kathlyn Paananen

Kathlyn Paananen serves as the Housing and Education Manager for Seattle Public Schools (SPS). In her role, she connects SPS with Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) and other affordable housing providers so that school families experience a community that cares and supports their educational... Read More →
avatar for Rivka Burstein-Stern

Rivka Burstein-Stern

Partnership Alignment Manager, Seattle Public Schools
Rivka Burstein-Stern is the Partnership Alignment Manager for Seattle Public Schools, and is also a proud product of SPS. She is passionate about bringing schools together with the amazing resources of the local community to ensure that kids and families get the supports they need... Read More →



Tuesday October 29, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
West Seattle

3:15pm PDT

Taking Care: A Conversation and Exploration of Self-Care, Community Care and Vital Rest as a Human Right for All
Limited Capacity seats available

Self-Care has become a buzzword and incomplete story. What does self-care look like for people and communities of color? How can we disrupt the norms around self-care that will provide better examples for the youth we serve?Through gentle movement, contemplative practice and group dialogue we will explore and embody self care practices and develop strategies for prioritizing relationship, health and emotional well being and de-centering white protocol in youth spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Damithia Nieves

Damithia Nieves

Damithia is a certified yoga instructor, certified children's yoga instructor mindful educator and restorative practices facilitator. She is founder of Thrive Yoga, a yoga & mindfulness youth empowerment organization and co-founder of Reclaiming- Us, a community collaborative promoting... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Bellevue 1

3:15pm PDT

Tools for Training in Transition
Limited Capacity seats available

This session explores the intersectional identities of race and disability and discusses the transition to adulthood process for diverse young people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Participants will learn about common barriers to service, challenges that these young people and their families face, and how to work toward positive outcomes beyond high school. A set of culturally responsive Transition Guides will be presented as an example of how agencies may engage and build trust with young people from diverse cultures.

Speakers
avatar for Ginger Kwan

Ginger Kwan

Ginger Kwan is the Executive Director of Open Doors for Multicultural Families, anonprofit, grassroots family support organization. The organization’s mission is to ensure multicultural families who have loved ones with developmental/intellectual disabilities and special health... Read More →
avatar for Reehana Nisha

Reehana Nisha

Reehana Nisha wasborn and raised in the beautiful Fiji islands, and landed in the US in 2013. Being an immigrant herself, Reehana understands the challenges faced by immigrants. She has been working and leading ODMF's Youth Pre-Employment Training Program for 1.5 years. Reehana has... Read More →



Tuesday October 29, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Adams

3:15pm PDT

Tribal Sovereignty 101 and Indigenous Futurisms
Limited Capacity seats available

What is Tribal Sovereignty, and what relevance does it have to contemporary Americans and our educational landscape? How are local Tribes leveraging Tribal Sovereignty to promote and share Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Systems? What is the Since Time Immemorial Washington State Tribal History and Sovereignty Curriculum and what resources exist to learn more about it? How does an understanding of Tribal Sovereignty help us to better reconcile and expand on our national origin story? In an era of climate change and political instability, what can we learn from a future forward imagining of the potential of Tribal Sovereignty to transform the relationships of Americans with Tribal peoples and land?

Speakers
avatar for Fern Renville

Fern Renville

Director, SNAG Productions
Fern Renville is a theatre director, storyteller, teaching artist, and enrolled citizen of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, an eastern Dakota band of the Oceti Sakowin (the seven council fires of the great Sioux Nation), which recognizes our land base in accordance with the 1805, 1851... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Rainier

3:15pm PDT

Building in SEL Practices in Expanded Learning Opportunity Hubs
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will focus on the implementation for CASEL (SEL) Competencies in Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) Hubs before programs begin and after programs end! We will focus on developing practices and strategies in ELO spaces that are accessible and inclusive. We hope to conclude with a dialogue piece for those who have questions around accessibility and implementation.

Speakers
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Sergio A Beltran

My name is Sergio Beltran, I grew up on the North End Tacoma, WA. I attended Wilson High School and after graduating I attended Pacific Lutheran University where I got a BA in Sociology. I ultimately decided to serve in AmeriCorps through Northwest Leadership Program within the Urban... Read More →
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Venalin Aguilar

Venalin was involved in numerous after school programs as a child which led her to her first job in the youth development field, a Program Specialist at the Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound. While working with the youth there, she learned the potential and importance of OST/ELO... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
VIP Regency Club

3:15pm PDT

Raise Their Voices: Giving Young People a Say to Promote SEL and Community-building
Limited Capacity seats available

Out-of-school time educators can and do empower young people to be confident contributors and change-makers both in their OST community and beyond. In this session, participants will discuss how OST educators can help young people build an inclusive community within an OST program. We will also discuss how embracing young people’s voices supports their social-emotional development. Participants will identify their current practices, learn about and try new low-barrier strategies, and discover how to implement these practices in their own setting.

Speakers
avatar for Marisa Garcia

Marisa Garcia

Educational Designer, Committee for Children
Marisa Garcia is an Educational Designer with Committee for Children, a Seattle-based nonprofit that advocates for, researches, and develops educational programs to advance the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL). She works with other educational... Read More →
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Amy Cordier

Research Scientist, Committee for Children
Amy Cordier is a Research Scientist with Committee for Children, a Seattle-based nonprofit that advocates for, researches, and develops educational programs to advance the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning. She works with educational and instructional... Read More →



Tuesday October 29, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Bellevue 2

3:15pm PDT

Raise Them Up! Resilience through Mind, Body, Community & Digital Balance
Limited Capacity seats available


In this workshop, we will engage staff and address self-regulation in areas of mindfulness, healthy behaviors, tolerance and empathy, and digital/social consciousness. This workshop provides a BRAND-NEW approach to helping staff (and students) develop motivation, positive behavior, and resilience. We will provide team building and hands-on activities to implement in your organization as soon as tomorrow! 
Social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies are a powerful tool for helping young people and OST staff feel and become culturally connected and allow them to have their own identities without judgment. This session provides myriad ways for staff to connect with each other as well as in the same ways as when they work with their students.


Speakers
avatar for Julia Gabor

Julia Gabor

Founder, kid-grit
Born and raised in NYC, Julia comes from a diverse urban background. She has several dynamic life experiences to share. From growing up on the streets of NYC to performing on Off-Broadway stages to the demise of her acting career in Hollywood.  She has excitedly turned to an inspiring... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Seattle