Workshop Strands

Preparing Children for Success

This strand is focused on practices and strategies that help children prepare for a brighter future. The subtopics are focused on specific areas that can enhance children's chances of success in school and in life. With a heavy focus on 21st CCLC skills, these topics are primarily geared towards new and experienced frontline staff who can use these techniques in their daily practice.

Program Fundamentals

This strand deals with the myriad issues involved in maintaining and expanding successful programs. The subtopics deal with issues like deciding how and what to measure, finding sustainable funding, and setting goals for continuous improvement. These topics are primarily geared towards program leaders, policy makers, board members, and other decision makers.

Supporting the Support System

This strand focuses on supporting the educators, parents, and other community members who work with our children. Subtopics include developing leadership skills, training new staff, engaging families, and creating community partnerships. A special focus will also be given to rural communities, where accessibility of resources can be a barrier for many programs. This strand is primarily geared for new and experienced leadership, community partners, and other support organizations.

Youth Engagement

This strand focuses on youth empowerment, engaging students in their own paths to success. The subtopics focus on ways to give youth a voice and ensure equal chances for success. By supporting students and focusing on inclusion and engagement, this strand highlights ways to foster independence and self-esteem in youth. This strand is primarily geared for new and experienced frontline staff and leadership, as well as other partners.