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Impact After School Conference_ April 27-29_ 2016
Join afterschool professionals from all areas and levels of expertise - administrators, directors, front-line staff, educators, out-of-school time partner organizations, and more - for a series of professional development sessions!
The 2016 conference will kick-off with an optional pre-conference on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Two optional sessions will be offered:

Pre-Conference Track 1: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Interactive STEM Activities, STEM Quality and Networking with statewide STEM partners (statewide STEM partners are encouraged to attend. Session is geared toward program directors and administrators, and those individuals seeking to better understand how to design and improve high-quality STEM learning experiences for youth).
Pre-Conference Track 2: 21st Century Community Learning Centers
21CCLC-Specific "Un-Conference" Session (specific to Iowa's 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The participants choose which key topics to explore and guided discussion is facilitated by peers on a handful of topics).

The pre-conference will be followed by a day and a half conference on April 28 and 29.

Impact After School offers a wide range of topics each year to help you strengthen your community impact!
This year's Keynote Speakers include:
Emily Lang & Kristopher Rollins
 Co-Founders of RunDSM, a for-youth, by-youth organization focused on
urban arts and youth activism, helping youth reclaim their voices and futures
by providing safe and brave spaces to be heard.

Words Taylor
 A Spoken Word Poet who has always admired the power of voice as a tool for hope in our lives. He has made it his personal mission to equip every young person and adult with this tool and believes there is freedom in knowing the power of our words.

Michael Vukovich
 Principal, North High School.
A sample of other conference workshops includes the following:
  • Engaging and educating parents
  • Quality programming through collaboration and diversified funding
  • Summer programming
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • A range of STEM topics
  • Mentoring and working with volunteers
  • Theme-based lesson plans
  • and more!
 Sessions for serving the K-12 age range of students will be offered.

The conference fee is $150 (includes the optional pre-conference if you choose to attend).

A special hotel rate is available at the Ramada (limited spots available) until April 7, 2016 (for rooms booked on the following dates: April 27 and 28). After April 7, the special rate is subject to availability. To secure the special rate, call the hotel at 515-278-0271 and mention the Impact After School Conference to make your reservation.

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Indira Karic at
A 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program-funded conference.

Iowa 21st Century Community Learning Centers