Upcoming Webinars

To look for upcoming webinars on a variety of topics related to out-of-school time, check:

Afterschool Alliance Webinars and

American Youth Policy Forum and

Girls Collaborative Project Events and

Click 2 Science PD (Free registration required for access) and

National Afterschool Association

National Summer Learning Association

Learning Policy Institute


Breaking Through Barriers: Elevating the Voices of Young People - Wednesay, December 2, 2020 from 4pm - 5:30pm MT

Special Event:

This summer (2020), the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) hosted its first-ever youth-only discussion groups. During these virtual conversations with systems-involved youth, staff learned about the experiences of young people, how their educational/workforce goals were impacted by COVID-19 and gained valuable insight regarding how adults could better support their needs. 

Building upon these conversations, AYPF is proud to host Breaking Through Barriers: Elevating the Voices of Young People, an event highlighting the talents and stories of systems-involved youth. Through a youth-centered lens, attendees will enjoy performances from young artists, a special guest appearance and meaningful conversations regarding the experiences of foster youth and justice-involved youth related to educational and workforce outcomes. This event is tailored for young leaders and adults with a keen interest in learning more about the aforementioned youth populations and will serve as a space to celebrate the strengths and amplify the voices of our most vulnerable young people.

For registration and more information click here.

Understanding Stress & Trauma: How to Help Your Family Cope -  Thursday, December 3, 2020 @ 11:45am MT

In this webinar, Donna Lucero provides an opportunity for participants to develop a greater understanding of the impact of trauma upon all aspects of our lives. In particular, how previous trauma affects one’s stress response system or “survival brain.”   Participants will explore the purpose and function of our stress response system and gain greater understanding of the connection to our body and brain function.  This understanding is then related to currents stressors specific to the CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.  We will explore the notion of self-care or the idea of taking good care of yourself on a daily basis when dealing with multiple stressors in light of a GLOBAL PANDEMIC and its impact on all of us.

Donna Lucero, MA, LPCC is a native New Mexican with 28 years of experience working with children and families impacted by trauma, mental health issues, poverty and adversity.  She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies.  Donna is a certified trainer in Nurturing Parenting Program, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Treatment of Youth that Cause Sexual Harm, Neuro-Sequential Model of Therapeutics, and Nurtured Heart.

Details and Registration


BOOSTer Summit: Building Resiliency for Educators, Students, and Families - Friday, December 4, 2020 from 9:30am - 1:00pm MT

Featured Speaker: Dr. Robin Elliott, Director of Sanford Education Programs at Long Island University- Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY

Learn strategies to build resilience within yourself as well as with the students and families you serve. In order to provide meaningful support to students, educators must first understand what trauma does to kids. We will examine how trauma affects children biologically, emotionally, and academically and how we can support our students and families to build skills to thrive in challenging times.

Registration Links for BoostCafe trainings

NOTE: BoostCafe offerings tend to fill up and/or close for registration a day or two before the event, so, if you're interested, register early.

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Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! -  Tuesday, December 8, 2020 @ Noon MT

Join SciGirls and NGCP as we celebrate Computer Science Education Week! In this webinar, you'll learn about the SciGirls Strategies for engaging girls in STEM and how to apply them to your computer science activities. Various examples of strategies in action will be shared from the practitioner perspective. Activities and media resources that can be used in your programs will also be included. 

In addition, the audience will be invited to share ideas and strategies for adapting computer science instruction in virtual learning settings. We look forward to celebrating and learning with you! 

More information and sign up

Peace at Home: Parenting Through the Pandemic -  Thursday, December 10, 2020 @ 11:45am MT

During this time of increased stress and unease, parents and caregivers have competing concerns about the health of their children. Adversity doesn’t have to mean our kids are falling behind. As caregivers, you already have all the tools you need to help your children and families thrive during the pandemic. Juliet Kinkade-Black will use her knowledge of developmental science and her background as a Child-Parent Psychotherapist to offer concrete tips and skills caregivers can use right away to reduce conflict at home; to re-instill a joy of learning for children; and for doing our own work and self-care as caregivers.

This webinar will address families’ concerns about their children’s social needs during social distancing; review strategies for addressing and minimizing conflict at home; and emphasize caring for the caregivers during this time of increased stress.

Juliet Kinkade-Black is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is trained in a number of modalities and specialties, including ARC, assessment and treatment of psychosis, Positive Parenting, and a cultural adaptation of TF-CBT for Native Americans. She is a rostered Child-Parent Psychotherapist, and specializes in rebuilding strong, healthy attachments between young children and their caregivers. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling from Saint Mary’s College of California, and received her foundational clinical training at the Native American Health Center in Oakland, California. When not at work, Juliet bowls an average 152 in her local bowling league, is obsessed with her rescue dog, Sydney Bristow, and is writing a collection of personal essays.

Details and Registration


Angst - Friday, December 18, 2020 from 11:00am - 1:00pm MT

Film Moderator: Scilla Andreen, CEO & Co-Founder IndieFlix Group Inc., Seattle, WA

Angst is an IndieFlix Original, documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents, and a very special interview with Michael Phelps. Our goal specifically is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help.

Registration Links for BoostCafe trainings

NOTE: BoostCafe offerings tend to fill up and/or close for registration a day or two before the event, so, if you're interested, register early.


The Upstanders - Friday, January 15, 2020 from 11:00am - 1:00pm MT

Film Moderator: Scilla Andreen, CEO & Co-Founder IndieFlix Group Inc., Seattle, WA

The Upstanders explores cyber-bullying, bullying among friends, families, co-workers, and the brain science behind it all. The film highlights new laws and programs already reducing bullying in schools and shows us how we can learn to make a difference together to create systemic change.

Registration Links for BoostCafe trainings

NOTE: BoostCafe offerings tend to fill up and/or close for registration a day or two before the event, so, if you're interested, register early.


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