A very special thank you to all of our sponsors! The School’s Out, Make it Count! 2021 Virtual Conference would be possible without them. Please feel free to visit our sponsor’s sites and view the amazing services they have to offer. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, click here.



Playworks is the leading organization in New York State and nationally to leverage play in elementary schools to improve education. Playworks’ mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. For 25 years, Playworks has helped schools and youth-serving organizations create environments where every child can experience the benefits of play, from the classroom to the recess field. Through both professional development training and direct service, Playworks reduces bullying and builds fundamental social and emotional skills such as self-regulation, conflict resolution, empathy, teamwork, and leadership.

Jessica Schaeffer
(609) 851-6233


Healthy Kids Programs is the largest before/after school provider in New York State in terms of the number of communities served.  If you are looking for an amazing place to grow as a childcare professional please reach out.  If you are just starting out you can join our Apprentice Program and get free training including the School Age Childcare Credential.  Or become a multisite Director or even regional director.   You advance as much as you want to.

RaeAnn Norcera


Guided by social and racial justice, Good Shepherd Services partners and grows with communities so that all NYC children, youth, and families succeed and thrive.

Michelle Yanche


Grand St. Settlement congratulates our colleague Thanh Bui for earning the 2020 Quality Leadership Award.


STEMfinity is your One-Stop STEM Shop for infusing PreK-12 STEAM education. Whether you’re working with early learners or soon-to-be graduates, STEMfinity has STEAM solutions for classrooms, at-home, makerspace, afterschool and summer programs. Our hands-on resources cover many subject areas such as: STEAM, Robotics, 3D Printing, Drone Technology, AR/VR/AI, Computer Science, Circuitry and Beyond.

(800) 985-7836


Curious about the Mizzen by Mott afterschool app? Get a jump on the latest content, playlists and features in Mizzen for afterschool site managers, coordinators and teachers. Download the app before the conference at www.mizzen.org/download-app




Change Impact helps nonprofits and schools to achieve results and advance equity. With specialized experience in youth development, our team provides strategic planning, evaluation, equity + inclusion, and professional development services. In Spring 2021, we are launching Change Up Learning, an equity-driven online training platform that prepares youth workers to help all kids thrive. Change Impact is a NYS-certified minority and woman owned business (MWBE).


Rising New York Road Runners is a free, nationwide fitness program for PreK-12th grades, providing safe, engaging PE resources for in-person, remote, and blended teaching. With the health and safety of you and your students top of mind, Rising New York Road Runners has adapted their resources to reflect new safety guidelines, and can be easily implemented in the classroom, gym, outdoors, or from home. Check out our Rising New York Road Runners Brochure for more information. Contact us with questions at risingnyrr@nyrr.og.

Lyncia Beggs
Senior Manager, Outreach, Renewals, Program Support


Minding Your Mind is dedicated to ending stigma and destructive behaviors associated with mental health issues, moving away from a crisis-based response to prevention through education. Our group of young adult speakers, who have successfully and productively coped with their mental health challenges, share their stories of hope, recovery, and resilience. Our inspiring programs create safe communication spaces to discuss signs and symptoms often associated with mental health challenges and how to address them.
Suzelle Marques
(908) 409-1725


Providing planning, research, and evaluation consulting for school and community-based programs for youth.
Rob Lillis


Fun, flexible, and easy to use professional development tools! Each deck contains 52 micro practices to build new skills and support program improvement.
Eva Jo Meyers


All Together ForwardTM

Call our Customer Care Center at 518.730.3000 or give us a call at one of our locations.



Komani Lundquist


Prevent Child Abuse NY (PCANY) is the only statewide nonprofit committed solely to ending abuse by strengthening families. PCANY raises awareness of child maltreatment prevention, provides training on the Protective Factors and other topics, and advocates on a range of issues– including trauma-informed practice, home visiting, and child care.

Tim Hathaway, ED


The Mission of Buffalo PAL is to improve the immediate and future quality of life for youth through enrichment and recreational programming in collaboration with law enforcement.


Hunger Solutions New York is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating hunger. We promote awareness of hunger, participation in federally funded nutrition assistance programs for all who are eligible, and public policies that contribute to ending hunger. We also raise awareness of the health, economic and educational benefits of anti-hunger programs, including: SNAP, WIC, school meals, summer meals, afterschool meals, child care meals, and the new Pandemic EBT program.

Krista Hesdorfer


 Early Care and Learning Council (ECLC) is a statewide, not-for-profit membership organization that represents the 35 Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&Rs) programs across New York State.  The CCR&Rs are on the front lines, providing direct assistance and support to parents, child care providers, and employers in their communities.

Jessie Havens
Community Education Associate
(518) 690-4217 ex 20

Special Thanks to The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation for providing scholarships to Capital Region Afterschool Professionals to attend the conference.