Upcoming Trainings

Organized by Bolster Collaborative, a Youth in Focus founding partner.

Organized by Bolster Collaborative, a Youth in Focus founding partner.

2019 PYDI: Making summer count
augusta, me
May 23 & 24, 2019

The 10th annual Positive Youth Development Institute will explore effective summer programs and strategies that promote positive youth development in school, out-of-school, in youth programming and in community settings.

This year’s event is focused on engaging youth in programs that effectively build the characteristics outlined in Getting to Work on Summer Learning: Recommended Practices for Success, published in 2018 by the Wallace Foundation and developed by RAND Corporation. This report updates prior guidance to school district leaders and their partners across the country who are interested in launching summer learning programs or improving established ones.

The Positive Youth Development Conference is a prime opportunity to learn about cutting edge youth development research and to network with some 150 educators, youth-serving professionals, child and youth care workers, and others committed to improving the lives of children and youth.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Catherine Augustine, from the RAND Corporation, who will open the conference, and Tristan Love, principal at Colorado Springs Middle School.

  • Dr. Augustine is one of the primary authors of Getting to Work on Summer Learning and in her keynote address, she will discuss the major findings of the report and their implications for new and established summer learning programs, regardless of their setting. 

  • Mr. Tristan Love, who, at age 26 was Houston ISD’s youngest professional to ever become vice-principal, will provide a powerful keynote address about how he went from gang member to successful student with the guidance of caring, principled adults. 

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