2017 Power Up! Out-of-School Summit Request for Proposal
The Idaho Afterschool Network (IAN) is officially requesting proposals for breakout sessions to be considered for the 2017 Power Up! Out-of-School Summit to be held at Boise State University on September 13-14, 2017.

The IAN is a statewide organization with the mission to ensure that Idaho’s youth have access to high-quality out-of-school programs. The Summit is Idaho's only statewide gathering dedicated solely to out-of-school providers. Breakout workshops offer a wide array of training for out-of-school providers to improve the practices and outcomes of their work. Majority of our breakout sessions will be offered 9/13/2017. STEM breakouts will be offered on 9/14/2017.

Breakouts should be targeted to address the following focus areas:

1. Youth Development - Understanding the typical benchmarks for youth development, including cultural differences and diverse abilities.
2. Learning Environments & Curriculum - providing social interactions, stimulating physical environments and enriching intellectual opportunities.
3. Youth Engagement & Interactions - recognizing the value of relationship building, supporting child- and youth-led efforts, creating partnerships and providing formal and informal mentoring for children and youth to develop voice, choice and leadership.
4. Family, School and Community Relationships - partnering with families, schools and communities to build ongoing, interactive communications that enhance the quality of out-of-school and youth services.
5. Safety, Health & Wellness - implementing a broad array of prevention, preparedness and health and safety practices.
6. Program Planning, Development & Leadership - understanding planning, organizing and implementing best business practices for out-of-school programs.
7. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) - Get educators and youth excited about STEM topics and activties! STEM breakouts will be the morning of 9/14/2017.

Breakouts will be selected that most effectively address the conference mission of providing practical training for out-of-school providers. Breakouts should be clear, interactive and include strategies that participants will be able to implement immediately following the conference.

As a presenter, you will receive the following benefits:

• Great networking and connection with 100 + out-of-school program providers statewide
• Free registration to the Summit
• Small Presenter Stipend
• Travel arrangements can be made for those that need to travel for more than 60 miles.

Breakout proposals are due by March 27, 2017. All presenters will be notified by April 7, 2017 of their selection status. Please contact the IAN Director, Marie Hattaway, at mhattaway@jannus.org if you have any questions/concerns.

Event webpage: http://idahoafterschool.org/summit/

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 IAN Summit!

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