Events

Recently attend a conference or meeting? We’ve collected all the presentation documents, resources, agendas and materials in one convenient location. Check back here after the next meeting you attend to see the materials listed below.

Summer 2017 Debrief and Celebration – November 27, 2017

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On November 16, representatives from Boston's largest summer network to date gathered to celebrate and debrief the 5th Quarter summer learning initiative -- a nationally-recognized, research-based effort to re-envision traditional summer education for city youth. Boston Public Schools also announced the timeline for its new 5th Quarter Portfolio process for 2018. Materials from the event are provided below.

School Year 2017-2018 Kick-Off – September 26, 2017

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On September 21, new and returning school year program partners gathered to kick off school year 2017-2018. Providers reflected on the network's impact data from the previous year and learned about Boston After School & Beyond's partner initiatives including the Teen Expanded Education Network (T.E.E.N.), BoSTEM, and the Partnership in Social Emotional Learning Initiative. Here are the materials from that event.

Communicating Data Workshop – March 20, 2017

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On March 20, Boston After School & Beyond hosted a workshop to discuss how to translate data into compelling messages for different audiences. The event featured actionable tips for effective communication, coupled with interactive activities and opportunities for peer-to-peer learning.

Partnership Breakfast – March 17, 2017

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On May 17, Boston After School & Beyond held a Partnership Breakfast to continue expanding our network. Boston After School & Beyond our approach to closing the opportunity gap and explained the variety of ways in which partner programs can get involved including innovative initiatives, program measurement, and professional development. Below are the materials provided at the meeting. For questions on how to get involved or learn more, please contact Kelsey Cowen at kcowen@bostonbeyond.org.

Workshop on Maximizing Attendance in Summer – January 27, 2017

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On January 27, summer program leaders met to explore best practices to increase student attendance. Three programs with historically high attendance rates, Achieve, Camp Harborview, and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, shared their proven strategies and facilitated break-out groups for attendees to discuss methods for improving attendance at different grade levels.

 

Advancing Quality Partnerships Winter Summit – January 17, 2017

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At this event, BASB shared baseline data findings from SY16-17, offering recommendations to spur improvement for the spring semester. Then BASB launched a live demo of the Insight Center to connect data to practice, and captured feedback on how to make the platform more relevant for school-year partners. Next, BPS and BASB provided an overview of a new citywide social-emotional learning initiative, supported by the Wallace Foundation. Finally, BPS led an interactive workshop enabling attendees to dive into the district's Partnership Effectiveness Standards.

Summer Learning Seminar – November 2, 2016

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A seminar which unpacked ​f​indings​ from the largest ever study​ on summer learning.​ Additionally, we looked at local trends based on the participation of 127 Boston summer programs.​