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MLK Day Mini-Conference

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

- $60.00

Join Timothy Fowler of the Network for Youth Success for a day of professional development for front-line staff! He will lead three different topics across the day:

  1. Beyond the Behavior: Guiding Challenging Behaviors (OCFS 1, 3; CBK 1, 4)
  2. Exploring Culture in Afterschool (OCFS 3; CBK 4)
  3. Facilitating an Inclusive Learning Environment for STEAM (OCFS 3; CBK 4)

Each session will be 1.5 hours long, for a total of 4.5 hours of training in one day. Click here to register!

Beyond the Behavior: Many afterschool professionals have to handle challenging behaviors on a regular basis. In this workshop we will identify behavior challenges we may see in a school-age setting and we will unpack them to discover what is behind the behavior. Based on real-life scenarios, we will have discussions around proactive strategies to stop the unwanted behaviors before they start, and what to do once the behaviors have begun.

Exploring Culture in Afterschool: Cultural identity is foundational is our lives. Look at ways to share and explore culture in a respectful way, that allows understanding of children’s own traditions while exploring others. This workshop will focus on activities and practices in a center-based school-age care setting. Participants will walk away with tips and resources to explore culture in an intentional way.

Facilitating an Inclusive Learning Environment for STEAM: Involving all youth in STEAM activity, and overcoming any potential barriers to participating, is a critical component of good youth development work. In this workshop learn practices and approaches to creating inclusion in a typical STEAM activity. This session will allow participant to experience the practice and identify how to bring it back to their programs. This workshop is for participants who work with school-age children in a group setting.

These sessions will be delivered virtually using the Zoom platform. Due to limits on attendance, please plan on attending all three sessions. Registration for individual sessions (1 of 3 sessions or 2 of 3 sessions) will not be permitted. All sessions will count for OCFS training hours.

Cost: $60.00 per participant. Cost includes all three sessions. Full day registration only (cannot pick and choose sessions).

Click here to register!


January 18
9:00 am - 2:30 pm


New York State Network for Youth Success