In the 11th annual Bridge Conference, the theme, Illuminating Possibilities for All Youth, reflects our commitment to providing opportunities for young people.
The Bridge from School to Afterschool and Back is a two-day conference held this year on the vibrant University of Washington campus. Bridge brings together afterschool and youth development (AYD) professionals, school leaders (e.g. superintendents, principals and classroom teachers), funders, researchers, policymakers, trainers/coaches and business leaders from across the country. The conference focuses on research, cutting-edge resources and strategies relevant to strengthening the services that youth (in grades K-12) receive both in and out of school. In our 11th annual Bridge Conference, the theme, Illuminating Possibilities for All Youth, reflects our commitment to providing opportunities for young people.
Topics of breakout sessions include: expanded learning, equity, family engagement, global awareness, policies & systems, program quality, social-emotional development, STEM, summer learning and youth-led sessions.
Included among the great line-up of keynote speakers is John Medina, developmental molecular biologist and author of Brain Rules who will share what formal and informal educators need to know about how the brain learns; and Will Power, award-winning playwright, performer, and educator, who combines performance and presentation, personal anecdotes with observations to explore ways to build healthy, creative connections between youth, colleagues, and community, and how to use the arts as a tool towards collective empowerment.
Registration is now open. The event will be held on October 21-22, 2013 at the University of Washington. For more information, please visit http://www.schoolsoutwashington.org/190/bridge.htm.