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 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.
The Making Fiscal Mapping Work in Today’s Budget Environment Pre-Meeting. Increasingly, communities are finding fiscal mapping to be a powerful tool to aid decision-making, strengthen collaborative relationships, identify and better align funding opportunities, and address historical patterns of disinvestment. In this session, participants will learn how communities use fiscal mapping to address historical funding challenges and identify new funding opportunities on the horizon. Broward County, along with examples from communities around the country, will discuss their efforts to identify gaps in service areas across jurisdictions within the county, with an intentional eye towards addressing past patterns of inequity. Participants will apply fiscal mapping to their context and preview a new online toolkit of resources.
The Success360 Cross-Site Pre-Meeting is intended for Altria’s Success360 grantees and local affiliates. It is by invitation only. Participants will have an opportunity to meet in teams – both by locality and by partner – to explore how we might strengthen collaboration to expand and deepen our impact in Success360 communities.
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.