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The Sonoran Alliance for Youth is hosting two training events back to back in January featuring Dr. Gale Gorke (http://galegorke.com/Welcome.html):

Friday, January 27th, 2012,  1:30-4:30 pm
Child and Family Resources, 2800 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ
$20 per person
Afterschool Leadership Training Info and Registration

Saturday, January 28th, 2012, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Empire High School, Vail, AZ
$25 per person
SAY Conference Info and Registration Form


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The Sonoran Alliance for Youth is hosting its annual school-age/afterschool conference on January 22, 2011 at Empire High School in Vail, AZ.

say registration brochure for 2011 PIES pdf

8:45 am-1:00 pm

Want Confident Children? Give ‘em P.I.E.S.!

P = Physical: Mind-Body Link & Brain Gym, Good for Heart = Good for Brain, Physical Skills (Competencies),  – Kids & Staff

I = Intellectual: Sneakin’ Standards & Autonomy, Intellectual Skills- Kids and Staff, Total Recall

E = Emotional: Intrapersonal Social Skills: CONFIDENCE, curiosity, control/autonomy, coping – Kids and Staff

S = Social: Community-Building Games, Interpersonal Social Skills, Relationships, Communication, Community, Conflict, Belonging – Kids and Staff

Extended option includes :

1:15 –  2:00 pm   Working Lunch (PIZZA PIE– of course) – with your team, make an action plan for implementing PIES!

2:15 – 3:15 pm    8 Habits for All Leaders

If you work with kids, you ARE a leader

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Are you finding it more challenging than ever to provide leadership to your site/s? This seminar will help you maintain and continue to make program improvements while weathering cost-cutting and new requirements. Join afterschool professionals from all over Tucson who are tackling the same issue.

National Institute on Out-of-School Time Effective Management Seminar


 Sponsored by the Sonoran Alliance for Youth

Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28, 2010
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hilton Tucson East
7600 E Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85710

Who should attend?
• New to the field Directors
• Experienced Directors
• Afterschool Coordinators 

Cost:  $250 and includes breakfast, lunch and materials

This training will focus on the administrative components of a quality afterschool program. Included will be effective systems to manage fiscal resources and administrative policies, evaluation and outcomes, workplace issues, strategies for recruitment and retention, staff development and training, ideas for building a family-responsive program, building a “learning organization,” leadership and management styles, and working collaboratively with schools and communities.


  • Recognize and address the unique context and components of an effective OST program
  • Acquire skills and strategies for improving leadership and teamwork
  • Learn strategies to support program improvement and development within your system

Topics Covered:

  • Creating a Learning Organization
  • Systems thinking
  • How Do You Lead/Manage within your program?
  • Supervisor competencies
  • Situational Leadership
  • How does your system, its policies/procedures, impact your program delivery?
  • Building Strong Staff      
  • Self-assessment

Lodging: Hilton Tucson East Rooms can be purchased for $69 plus tax if reserved ahead

Space is very limited so register online NOW! Registration ends when the seminar is sold out or July 30, whichever occurs first.

Click here to register: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3QMXR5V

About the presenters:

The presenters for this session work with the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST). For more than two decades, NIOST has been the national leader in providing highly interactive, research based training for directors and staff, school administrators, community leaders, and others committed to providing high quality afterschool programs for children and youth.

Ellen Clippinger, MS Ed, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of AYS, Inc., a not-for-profit youth-serving agency operating over 50 programs in a four-county area in the Indianapolis community. Ellen has been instrumental in piloting various types of programs to meet the needs of working parents-early childhood programs housed in school settings, wrap-around kindergarten programs within the school, as well as winter and spring breaks and summer camps. A summer camp devoted to arts education with a culminating final performance by the children and youth from the camp is now in its fifth season.

Lisa Rice, founder and director of Innovative Learning Solutions, has worked in all sectors of the afterschool field since 1984; public schools, universities, child care centers and nonprofit organizations. Lisa is known for her ability to work closely with program directors and staff to create training that specifically meets the program’s needs. She is able to facilitate long-range strategic planning retreats and consults with program leaders, boards and policymakers to build local, state and national systems that support high quality afterschool programs.

Space is very limited so register online NOW! Click here to register: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3QMXR5V

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 With more resources being cut from our nations’ schools and the need for STEM jobs rising, out-of-school STEM education is more important than ever. Join us at the 2010 National Conference for Science and Technology in Out of School Time and become part of a growing national network working to increase access and opportunity for all students in STEM.

Through workshops in funding trends, professional development, evaluation and assessment, research and policy, networks and systemic pathways, and curriculum and pedagogy, participants will learn about recent developments in the field of STEM education and share their unique ideas to preserve and improve STEM out-of-school programs.

The Conference is open to any and all stakeholders at the national and local levels. We welcome your viewpoint as an advocate for out-of-school science and technology programs and encourage you to represent your organization or institution.

The Conference will take place in Universal City, CA (Los Angeles) from September 22nd-24th, 2010. Register before August 23rd to receive a participation discount. Visit us at http://scienceafterschoolconference.org to register and gain access to a wide network of out-of-school STEM education stakeholders. We can’t wait to see you there!

The 2010 National Conference for Science and Technology in Out-of-School Time is hosted by the Coalition for Science After School and Project Exploration, and is presented by Time Warner Cable as part of its Connect a Million Minds Initiative.

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Tuesday, June 29 at 7:00 PM
Vail Theatre of the Arts at Empire High School
10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Tucson, AZ 85747
Take Houghton exit off of I-10 and go north. Then turn east on Mary Ann Cleveland Way


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The 2010 National Conference for Science & Technology in Out-of-School Time, co-hosted by the Coalition for Science After School and Project Exploration, will be held September 22-24 in Los Angeles, CA.  This conference will bring together a national audience of stakeholders from the after school, STEM education, funding and advocacy communities.  We are particularly excited to feature Dr. Pedro Noguera as the keynote speaker.  Sessions will highlight key developments in the field – with a particular focus on access and equity.

 For further information please visit www.scienceafterschoolconference.org.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
10:00-11:30 a.m.
562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

 The National Summer Learning Association invites you to a briefing to explore a New Vision for Summer School. Summer learning loss is a major contributor to the achievement gap and an untapped resource for addressing the nation’s education crisis. Despite the difficult economic times, several districts are addressing this issue through innovative summer programming. This event will feature pioneering summer learning programs and leaders from across the nation and provide recommendations on how federal policy can help make summer programs an essential component of education reform. 

 Invited speakers include Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Philadelphia Public Schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, and Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Richard Lugar (R-IN).

For additional information on the event visit: www.summerlearning.org/NVSS To RSVP visit: www.summerlearning.org/NVSSbriefing

Seating is limited, so please RSVP by Tuesday, June 8.

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