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Missed the 2012 Afterschool Stakeholder Summit? Watch it here!

18 Jun

The Florida Afterschool Network is very pleased to be able to share video highlights from the inaugural Afterschool Stakeholder Summit. We would like to thank Broward College and specifically, Greg Haile, for arranging the Summit to be recorded and enabling us to share the valuable conversation and discussions with those who were unable to attend. Additional thanks to Travis Jordan, also from Broward College, for being an outstanding videographer. Also, thanks again to the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (our co-host) and to everyone who was able to attend.

Please click on the links below to access each segment of the Summit.

Opening Remarks Part 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVquziU4zXs&feature=youtu.be

Opening Remarks Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I5cyoQywxc&feature=youtu.be

Panel 1 (What’s Working):

http://youtu.be/uX0PaclG_WE

Panel 2 (Role of Afterschool):

http://youtu.be/ykVq2Y5kwpI

Panel 3 (Roadmap discussion):

http://youtu.be/dwgUc75zP_w

Wrap up with audience participation:

http://youtu.be/3YKmnM4eYQY

We would love to have your feedback, and we look forward to follow up events in the near future! Additionally, this information can be found on our FAN website at http://myfan.org/news.html. Please feel free to share with other stakeholders and help to spread the word that afterschool is accelerating student achievement.

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2012 Inaugural Florida’s Afterschool Stakeholder Summit a Success

13 Jun

On June 6th, the Florida Afterschool Network partnered with the Children’s Services Council of Broward County and Broward College to host the inaugural Florida’s Afterschool Stakeholder Summit: The Power of Afterschool.  The summit’s purpose was to promote the powerful impact of afterschool programs and establish the guiding principles to ensure that afterschool programs will be a part of the educational landscape in Florida’s future.

Nearly 90 participants, including stakeholders from throughout Florida, attended the event to discuss important topics related to afterschool programs, including best practices and the future of afterschool programs.  In addition to getting input from the state’s most well respected afterschool champions, there was a great youth perspective. What we learned from Breon Callins is that we need to listen and hear from kids more. We are not just giving lip service to seek their input – be assured as we move forward with other afterschool summits FAN will do just that.
It was evident from the summit that there is a strong support for professional development for afterschool programs, as well as support for maintaining and increasing funding streams.  Additionally it was agreed that it is necessary to increase the visibility of afterschool programs at both the local and state levels.
Afterschool programs are imperative to the success of our students. We hope that these types of meetings happen more often to help promote discussion and build support.
The speakers and panelists included some of the biggest advocates for the Florida afterschool programs:
·        Linda Lanier, Chair, Board of Directors, Florida Afterschool Network
·        Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, President & CEO, Children’s Services Council of Broward County
·        Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed r
·        Mike Lannon, Superintendent of Schools, St. Lucie County
·        Dean Aline Sarria, Broward College, Superintendent
·        Ken Scubbs, Genesis Center 21st CCLC Program
·        Todd Rosenbaum, CEO, YMCA of Florida
·        Michael Skolnick, President of Community After School
·        Donna Lavalle, Co-Director of Smith Community Mental Health
·        Cynthia Reynoso, Program Specialist at CSC of Broward County
·        Suzette Harvey, Executive Director, PrimeTime Palm Beach County Inc.
·        Anne McKenzie, CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Martin County
·        Greg Haile, Vice President, Governmental Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Broward College
·        Lesley Fletcher, Deputy Division Chief of Education, NASA
·        Sharon Carie, President, Afterschool Alliance,
·        James Griffin Principal, Lauderdale Lakes Middle School and Florida Principal of the Year
·        Student Breon Callins
·        Glenn Gilzean, Executive Director, Educate Today, and Pinellas County School Board member
·        Modesto Abety-Gutierrez, CEO, The Children’s Trust of Miami/Dade County
·        Art O’Hara Executive Director, R’Club Child Care Inc.
·        FAN CEO Larry Pintacuda and COO Joe Davis

Florida’s 2012 Afterschool Stakeholder Summit – June 6

6 Jun
Today the Florida Afterschool Network, Children’s Services Council of Broward County and Broward College will host the Florida’s Afterschool Stakeholder Summit: The Power of Afterschool at Broward College.
The purpose of the summit is to promote the powerful impact that expanded learning and afterschool programs are having in accelerating student achievement and establish the guiding principles to ensure that afterschool programs will be a part of the educational landscape in Florida’s future.
Topics include a National conversation relating to afterschool and expanding learning to increase student achievement; What’s Working Panel Discussion highlighting best practices in afterschool programs from 21st CCLC, Children’s Services Councils and Community-based and Faith-based programs; What Role Will Afterschool Play in Florida’s Future?; Panel Discussion on student’s needs and obstacles; and Florida’s Afterschool Roadmap.
The speakers will include some of the biggest advocates for the Florida afterschool programs, include FAN CEO Larry Pintacuda and COO Joe Davis; Linda Lanier, Chair, Board of Directors, Florida Afterschool Network; Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, President & CEO, Children’s Services Council of Broward County; Dean Aline Sarria, Broward College, Superintendent; Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed; Daniel Lyons, President and CEO, Florida Boys and Girls Clubs; Ken Scubbs, Genesis Center 21st CCLC Program, Todd Rosenbaum, CEO, YMCA of Florida; Michael Skolnick, President of Community After School; Donna Lavalle, Co-Director of Smith Community Mental Health; Cynthia Reynoso, Program Specialist at CSC of Broward County; Suzette Harvey, Executive Director, PrimeTime Palm Beach County Inc.; Greg Haile, Vice President, Governmental Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Broward College; Lesley Fletcher, Deputy Division Chief of Education, NASA; Sharon Carie, President, Afterschool Alliance,; James Griffin Principal, Lauderdale Lakes Middle School and Florida Principal of the Year; Aline Sarria, Dean, Teacher Education programs, Broward College; Glenn Gilzean, Executive Director, Educate Today, and Pinellas County School Board member; Mike Lannon, Superintendent of Schools, St. Lucie County; Modesto Abety-Gutierrez, CEO, The Children’s Trust of Miami/Dade County; Art O’Hara Executive Director, R’Club Child Care Inc.
A full report of the summit will follow.