Monday, October 02, 2017

Fwd: Not-to-Miss General Sessions!

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Date: Oct 2, 2017 4:06 PM
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Not-to-Miss General Sessions!
Powerful. Provocative. Promising. The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is pleased to announce its line-up of not-to-miss general sessions and featured speakers at Summer Changes Everything™, a national conference devoted entirely to summer learning and afterschool from October 23-25 in Phoenix, Arizona!

Read to learn more!
  • Powering Partnerships Through Philanthropy (opening general session)
  • Youth Sparks!
  • Parents as Learning Heroes
  • Keynote Speaker, Reggie Love (closing general session)
Powering Partnerships Through Philanthropy
Tuesday, October 24 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Investing that transforms. Some of the nation's top foundation and corporate leaders take center stage in the opening session of Summer Changes Everything™ offering insightful perspectives on education trends that influence their philanthropic investments and powerful partnerships that have helped to sustain summer learning across the country.

Panelists include:
  • Margaret McKenna, Moderator, NSLA Board Chair and Former President, Walmart Foundation
  • Gigi Antoni, Director of Learning and Engagement, The Wallace Foundation
  • Marlyn Torres, Corporate Vice President for Corporate Responsibility and Senior Program Officer, New York Life Foundation 
  • Kari Pardoe, Associate Program Officer, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Dan Levi, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas
Youth Sparks!
Tuesday, October 24 | 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by:
Young people represent our future and their voices, ideas can power their dreams, along with the support of caring adults and mentors. They are our allies in changing the world so listen up!

Students of the Dysart Community Center Teen Arts and Action Program (TAAP) will share some of their thought-provoking multi-media projects around issues of violence, migrant families and other issues of local and national importance.

Parents as Learning Heroes
Wednesday, October 25 | 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

When we nurture and cultivate a child's natural brilliance and curiosity, there are positive ripple effects throughout every area of life--both for children and their families.

Families matter and the Parents as Learning Heroes plenary will help us all tap into the love of parents, grow the trust and support of the "village" in order to unleash the potential of every child, every day.

Presenters include:
  • David Park, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Communications, Learning Heroes 
  • Alejandro Gac-Artigas, CEO & Founder, Springboard Collaborative 
  • Aubrey White, Chief Strategy Officer, Springboard Collaborative
  • Keo Chea-Young, Director of Staff Development, Springboard Collaborative
  • Ken McFarlane, Parent & Documentary and Portrait Photographer
Closing Keynote Address and
Reception Speaker: 
Reggie Love

Wednesday, October 25 | 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Reggie Love served in the Executive Office of the President as personal aide to President Obama from 2007-2011, where he was responsible for assisting with the coordination and completion of the President's daily schedule as well as coordinating with other offices to set up long and medium range planning.

Mr. Love moved to the District of Columbia in 2006 to work for then Senator Obama after short stints in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. Currently, Mr. Love serves as Vice President at the Transatlantic Energy Group and has been an equity partner since 2012.

Mr. Love will sign copies of his New York Times Best Seller, Power Forward, My Presidential Education during the conference closing reception.

NSLA Welcomes Youth Today as Official National Media Partner of Summer Changes Everything

For more than 25 years, Youth Today has offered youth service professionals, policymakers, advocates and funders in youth services with the latest news, information, grants, reports, professional development and research in the youth services field.

Check out the Youth Today OST HubThe OST Hub focuses on topics that address relevant and critical issues in the out-of-school time (OST) field, many of them linked with current news stories reported in the digital edition of Youth Today.

Each topic area has its own page with links to free and downloadable articles, research, curricula and other program materials grounded in practice for in-depth exploration and deeper learning.

"These young people inspired, empowered and encouraged
me to do more for today's youth to cultivate them
into loving, caring and hardworking citizens!"

- Youth Sparks Attendee


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