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CalSAC at the 2024 BOOST Conference

CalSAC at the 2024 BOOST Conference

Unlocking Inspiration My Journey at the 2024 BOOST Conference

Unlocking Inspiration: My Journey at the 2024 BOOST Conference

BOOST Conference Recap TikTok mrsverothomas

BOOST Conference Recap, TikTok, @mrsverothomas

FIND YOUR SPARK Podcast Sparking Resilience and Restoring Hope

FIND YOUR SPARK Podcast - Sparking Resilience and Restoring Hope


2023 BOOST Conference press release

2023 BOOST Conference Press Release (March 2023)

BOOST Conference Celebrates 15 Years of Learning for Educators & Professionals Supporting Youth

The annual BOOST Conference, taking place at the Palm Springs Convention Center from April 25-28, 2023, celebrates 15 years of learning, networking, and personal and professional growth for educators and youth-serving professionals.

2024 BOOST Conference press release Hamish Brewer Early Bird registration October 2023

2024 BOOST Conference Press Release (October 2023)

BOOST Conference Welcomes Keynote Speaker Principal Hamish Brewer, Offers Discounted Registration

The 2024 BOOST Conference is excited to welcome inspiring Keynote Speaker, Principal Hamish Brewer to Palm Springs, CA, and offer discounted Early-Bird Registration to educators through October 31st.


CAN California Afterschool Network at BOOST 2023

The California Afterschool Network returns to the 2023 BOOST Conference. They hosted a Workshop Strand, Create with CAN: Building a Better and Brighter Future for Children and Youth, had an exhibit booth, a BOOST Nation: Town Hall meeting, and a networking poolside cabana. 

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Explore 2023 #boostconference videos on TikTok.


Recap Eleyo BOOST Conference 2023

The team at @eleyo wrote a fantastic recap about their time at BOOST and shared how they connected with industry leaders in the field to get a pulse of what's happening in after school and beyond. 


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In support of the Respect for Marriage Act, BOOST is happy to be a signor of the HHS&E Respect for Marriage Act letter, calling on the Senate to pass this important Act that represents the "diversity of health, education, and human services organizations and professional associations that provide public assistance, research and lifesaving services and care to nearly every community in the United States. Our organizations strongly embrace diversity and inclusion because we want everyone we serve to feel included and welcomed as their true, authentic selves."


Mizzen by Mott at the 2022 BOOST Conference

Mizzen by Mott, along with their partners Pulitzer Center, PBS NewsHour SRL, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and more, hosted a workshop strand and an exhibit booth at the 2022 BOOST Conference. Sessions included "creating makerspaces; melding jazz, art and history curricula with STEM; sparking student storytelling and journalism; and infusing human-centered design into professional development and evaluation."

CAN at the 2022 BOOST Conference

The California AfterSchool Network returns for the 2022 BOOST Conference in Palm Springs, CA, sponsoring a workshop strand, exhibit booth, a BOOST Nation: Town Hall meeting, and a networking poolside cabana. 

STEM Forged 2022 BOOST Conference vlog

STEM Forged takes the 2022 BOOST Conference (Best of Out-Of-School Time) in Palm Springs to talk about esports and game design afterschool programs!

HRC Nations Leading Child Health and Welfare Groups Denounce Anti LGBTQ Bills in State Legislatures

Nation’s Leading Child Health and Welfare Groups Denounce Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills in State Legislatures - BOOST is proud to be among dozens of associations representing medical, educational, and human services professionals who call on state lawmakers to oppose an onslaught of bills that target marginalized communities


CAN at the 2019 BOOST Conference

The California AfterSchool Network was thrilled to be a part of the 2019 BOOST Conference. They sponsored a Workshop Strand and had a booth in our exhibit hall. They will return for the 2020 conference. Read the announcement here.

UpMetrics Michael Funk quote

UpMetrics attended the 2019 BOOST Conference and drove the conversation of meaningful metrics for after school. They wrote about their time at the conference and shared the important quote above from Michael Funk. Read their article here.


CYD Co Hosts Track at 2019 BOOST Conference

The Clare Rose Foundation, in partnership with the Creative Youth Development National Partnership, hosted its first BOOST creative youth development workshop strand at the 2019 BOOST Conference in Palm Springs. Read the announcement here.


UpMetrics feedback from 2018 BOOST Conference

UpMetrics in the Desert: BOOST Conference 2018 - The UpMetrics team attended the 2018 BOOST Conference in Palm Springs. Read their key takeaways from a week under the sun.




Read our press release on welcoming Senator Barbara Boxer and Actor/Activist Jesse Williams as keynote speakers to the 2017 BOOST Conference Keynote Speaker here.


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Read our press release on Simon Sinek, the 2015 BOOST Conference Keynote Speaker here. 

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Our CEO/Founder Tia Quinn was named Most Admired CEO in the Small Education Category by San Diego Business Journal. Read the press release here.


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BOOST Collaborative was named Bronze finalist for Most Innovative Company Under 10 Employees in the 2014 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. CEO/Founder, Tia Quinn, also received Bronze recognition for Maverick of the Year. Read the press release here

Gazette featured the 2014 BOOST Conference news release on their Volume 11, Number 5 issue of the Teachers.Net Gazette. Read the full release here


Read our news release on PRNewswire about the 2014 BOOST Conference OSTI Awards. 



Two Bit Circus featured the 2014 BOOST Conference in their news section. Click here to read this entry.


Manitoba Physical Education Teacher's Association Inc. features the 2013 BOOST Conference in their June 2013 issue with a special article on Jeff Zlotnik from the Meditation Initiative.

Click here to read the MPETA June 2013 issue.



BOOST Conference featured in the Prevention Press Newsletter from the San Diego County Office of Education on January 31, 2011.



On June 24, 2010, BOOST Collaborative appeared as a partner of the America's Promise Alliance for the Grad Nation initiative in an ad for USA Today.

"On June 24, America’s Promise Alliance, along with its partners, promoted the Grad Nation initiative in a full-page ad in USA Today. This effort was another step in the ongoing awareness campaign to bring attention to the nation’s dropout crisis.

Grad Nation is a national movement to mobilize Americans to end the high school dropout crisis and prepare young people for college and the 21st-century workforce. It’s a call to action for concerned citizens, businesses, community leaders, policymakers, educators, and the nation. With leadership and focus, this is a solvable problem.

We are thrilled to share that 203 partners signed on to the campaign and were featured in the ad along with major funders of the initiative. The ad emphasized increasing high school graduation rates and reducing drop out statistics being issues of national concern. No one sector can tackle this crisis alone.

June is typically a month filled with graduations, so this was a perfect opportunity to highlight that there is still much work to be done. One-third of all children – and more than half of low-income and minority youth – fail to graduate high school on time."



BOOST Conference featured in the Prevention Press Newsletter from the San Diego County Office of Education.



The BOOST Collaborative teamed up with faculty of High Tech High Chula Vista and took part in the After-School All-Stars Dodgeball Tournament with Shaun Phillips on November 2, 2009! Here they are in red featured in 944 Magazine!

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