The Northern and Southern Recharge Workshops are professional learning events for afterschool professionals, educators, staff, emerging leaders and program administration. Throughout the workshops, attendees have opportunities to expand their knowledge of afterschool programming, network with others in the field, and learn new strategies to help improve youth outcomes.
The ability for staff to make meaningful connections with youth is a primary reason out-of-school time programs are successful. In this powerful role, out-of-school time program educators and staff can Be the Reason youth are inspired, motivated, challenged to be engaged learners, discover new passions, and to understand their role and influence in society. We hope you discover how your commitment to youth in out-of-school time programs makes a difference and that you will be inspired to Be the Reason youth succeed!
Northern Recharge | February 11, 2017
Glendale Middle School | Salt Lake City
Early Bird Registration: January 5 - February 3
Late Registration: February 4 - February 9
Southern Recharge | March 4, 2017
Dixie State University | St. George
Early Bird Registration: January 5 - February 24
Late Registration: February 25 - March 2
Early Bird Registration $50
Late Registration $70
These training opportunities count towards the Afterschool Professional Credential and can also be used for re-licensure hours for certified teachers.
Recharge Workshop Strands
Emerging Leaders and Program Administration
Strong leaders are key to the development, implementation, and sustainability of out-of-school time programs. Follow this strand to learn how to strengthen leadership practices that will benefit youth and programs. Sessions will include topics such as: data collection, partnership building, logic models, empowering staff, sustainability, grant writing, volunteer development, among others.
Developing High Quality Programs
Youth who regularly participate in quality out-of-school time programs demonstrate gains in reading and math and improve their attendance, work habits and grades. Follow this strand to learn how to develop and implement high quality, effective programs. Sessions that are geared towards elementary- and secondary-age youth will be available. Sessions will include topics such as: enrichment ideas, STEM programming, arts education, group management, interacting with youth and youth engagement, facilitating activities, family engagement, aligning with the school day, recruitment and retention strategies, among others.
Youth development is a process that prepares youth to achieve their full potential while meeting the challenges of adolescence and adulthood. Youth development can be promoted through activities and experiences in out-of-school time programs that help youth develop social, ethical, emotional, physical, and cognitive competencies. Follow this strand to learn how to intentionally promote positive youth development and plan quality experiences with youth. Sessions that are geared towards elementary- and secondary-age youth will be available. Sessions will include topics such as: gang prevention, trauma-informed care, healthy eating and physical activity, social-emotional learning, youth mentoring, bully prevention, youth leadership skill development, civic engagement, mental health services, suicide prevention, among others.