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

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.

Call for presenters opens Dec 3 through Jan 31

Call for exhibitors opens Dec 3

Registration – Opens February 2019


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.

Photo gallery link


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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