Thank you very much for honoring me with a Scholarship to the 2010 BOOST Conference.  I attended interesting workshops on a variety of topics including Global Education, Youth Media, Resource Development, and trends in Federal Funding for After School Programs.  I gained invaluable knowledge and resources to implement in my work with youth and share with my colleagues.  I was also excited to meet and network with other Out of School Time professionals and learn about all the amazing youth development work that is happening across the country.  I left feeling re-energized and inspired to continue my work with youth and develop innovative programming to best support youth during Out of School Time.

- Amberley Middleton, BOOST 2010 Scholarship Recipient , International Rescue Committee, San Diego, CA


Thanks to the BOOST Scholarship, I was able to attend the BOOST Conference in Palm Springs for the first time this year. As someone relatively new to afterschool, I recognize I still have a lot to learn and BOOST was a fabulous venue to do so. There was a huge selection of sessions offered and I was very impressed with the ones I attended. There were lots of opportunities to network, and I came away with valuable contacts and even new friends. I was able to browse products offered by the exhibitors, including curriculum my organization later purchased. I came back rejuvenated, excited and full of ideas. (The Palm Springs setting doesn't hurt either!). I would highly recommend the BOOST Conference to anyone involved with out of school time programming.

- Rebecca Watts, BOOST 2010 Scholarship Recipient, Education Based Latino Outreach, Baltimore, MD



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