The BOOST Collaborative is committed to creating opportunities for change in educational and social services agencies serving youth in the out-of-school time hours. We support out-of-school time professionals through quality professional development opportunities, program and resource development, building community partnerships, promoting the importance of quality out-of-school time programming, opportunities to share promising practices, and a variety of consulting services. By supporting your organization, together, we can make a difference.
NEW: Expand Your Reach and Effectiveness with Expanding Minds and Opportunities
By Steve Fowler, Terry K. Peterson and Tia Quinn
Have you ever wished there were one source that could provide what you need to expand your reach, make the case, or improve your programming and partnerships?
Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success is a powerful collection of nearly 70 articles that present bold and persuasive evidence demonstrating how afterschool and summer opportunities are yielding positive outcomes for authentic student, community, and family engagement in learning.
This groundbreaking compendium comprises studies, reports, and commentaries by more than 100 thought leaders including community leaders, elected officials, educators, researchers, advocates and other prominent authors. In addition, it offers examples and approaches to engage young people in expanding their learning and highlights opportunities that could be of particular interest to afterschool and summer learning staff and educators. Combined with involvement in local, state, and national networks, this excellent resource can help you advocate for and improve your program offerings... Read More