May 6, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Michigan AfterSchool Association Spring Conference in Kalamazoo, MI

2019: Quest for the best in the out-of-school time (OST) field


Registration is now open!

MAA Members – please register here.  If you are an MAA member and registering a group, please register yourself under the member registration, and then register the remaining attendees on the non-member registration page.

Non-members – Register for the conference and receive an MAA membership with your registration here!

Hotel Reservations can be made at: using the code: MAA19

Call for presenters is now closed.

Call for exhibitors is now open Register today !

Become a sponsor for the 2019 Spring Conference!


Join your peers and colleagues for the Michigan AfterSchool Association Spring Conference in downtown Kalamazoo. This is your chance to interact, learn and grow together with your peers, be motivated by inspirational speakers and learn best practices in out-of-school time programming at the annual conference. This year we will be offering over thirty interactive workshops that will be on and off site with presenters who are experts in the field of early childhood, day and out -of- school time. You will have the opportunity to see what is new as you visit over twenty five exhibitors and participate in the silent auction and raffle that will be held at the conference.

Who should attend: Anyone who works with children ,school time administrators, school counselors, social workers, early childhood professionals, youth  workers,  and anyone who is in the OST field  should attend. MAA is the largest out of school time membership association in the state.  Any questions for information about scholarships or questions regarding our upcoming conference please feel free to contact us at

Join us for an inspiring and informational Keynote Presentation to kick off the 2019 conference.

The 7 Strengths Model for Success: Embracing and Using the Power of Social Emotional Learning and Literacy to Change Children’s Lives

Pam Allyn will share a powerful model for integrating social emotional learning and literacy best practices for after school and summer hours: all the times that matter most and where children and young adults can advance rapidly as learners, as readers, as writers and as strong, confident young people. With the 7 Strengths, Pam has built curriculum and best practices that support children at all levels of literacy learning to achieve their best goals and outcomes. In this session, Pam will share the ways we can use authentic texts and authentic writing experiences to help all children share their stories, read deeply and widely and engage with academic learning to profoundly improve achievement through deep and meaningful engagement with literacy.

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Want to see more about what you’ll experience at the Spring Conference? Check out the 2018 conference in video and photos:

Check out our Facebook page for recorded video of inspirational speakers, plus photos from the event.

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