Prior to the official start of the 2018 National Meeting in Palm Beach County, Florida, the Forum and our partners will host a number of pre-sessions. Here are brief descriptions of each one.
Please check back here regularly to see additions to the pre-meeting offerings.
The Weikart Center Pre-Meeting is intended for current Weikart Center clients and funding organizations as part of our ongoing commitment to a learning movement around continuous quality improvement in out-of-school time. Participants will have an opportunity to hear directly from Weikart Center leadership, engage in dialogue with other network leaders from around the country and Weikart Center staff and field consultants. Program quality-focused sessions are offered throughout the National Meeting by the Weikart Center and its partners. If you have any questions about participating in the session, please email Adrienne Bard.
The 100 Million Healthier Lives Pre-Meeting will focus on an interactive discussion to share tools and concrete examples of collaboration regarding what others are doing to promote wellbeing and advance equity for youth (and adults) in their community or network, and share your work.100 Million Healthier Lives is a global movement of advocates, community members, policy and government leaders, youth, and program implementers from many different sectors in nearly 30 countries who share a vision – to change how we think and act about wellbeing, health, and equity – and a goal: that 100 million people will live healthier lives by 2020. Our approach to health considers wellbeing from a broad lens, including physical health, mental health, social wellbeing, and spiritual wellbeing. Working to ensure that all children thrive from cradle to career is one of our shared areas of focus for advancing equity. Whether your work is in out-of-school settings, schools, public health or health care, juvenile justice, community development, or another sector, you are welcome.