The Idaho Out-of-School Network staff will be traveling throughout Idaho in May 2019 offering regional training to out-of-school program directors and staff. Join us!

About the Recharge Workshop: This workshop is for those who run programs or offer services that youth may access out-of-school: summer, afterschool, camps, or even online. Bring your team and join us for an afternoon filled with networking, classes, and fun!

Please note: If you are part of a 21st Century Community Learning Center, this will be a full day training. Please see the agenda for start times.

Wednesday, May 1- Meridian (Kindergarten Focus)
Tuesday, May 14- Coeur d'Alene
Wednesday, May 15- Lewiston
Monday, May 20- Twin Falls
Tuesday, May 21- Pocatello
Wednesday, May 22- Idaho Falls

The $20 registration includes lunch, two hours of workshops, networking time, and a roundtable discussion. For 21st CCLC programs, it also includes a two and a half hour training in the morning.

8:30 am - 9:00 am- Registration (21st CCLC programs only)
9:00 am - 11:30 am- 21st CCLC Training (21st CCLC programs only)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm- Lunch
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm- Networking
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm- Workshop #1
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm- Workshop #2
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm- Break
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm- Roundtable: What's Up with Quality in OST

10:00 am - 10:30 am- Registration (21st CCLC programs only)
10:30 am - 12:30 am- 21st CCLC Training (21st CCLC programs only)

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm- Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm- Networking
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm- Workshop #1
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm- Workshop #2
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm- Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm- Roundtable: What's Up with Quality in OST

Some of the most exciting new discoveries in neuroscience focus on adolescent brain development. Researchers have learned that the adolescent brain is far from completed. Adolescence is a window of opportunity for developing a better, smarter, faster brain but it can also be a time of missed opportunities and vulnerabilities if a teen does not challenge her/his brain or exposes the brain to neurotoxins, such as alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. This session will explore the most important finishing touches in brain development that occur during the second decade of life.

Dianna McAllister

Quality and Professional Development Coordinator at Idaho Out-of-School Network

Dianna McAllister comes to the Idaho Out-of-School Network after twelve years at IdahoSTARS and the Idaho AEYC. Dianna found her passion in education and completed her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 2008. She has a fantastic husband and two little boys and loves spending time reading and exploring Boise. She’s also a huge Boise State fan and watches as many games as she can! When she was younger she participated in numerous after school activities. Dance, flute lessons, Girl Scouts, drama and many more. She could be found hanging out at the community center when not attending one of her clubs or activities. Her love for out-of-school time came from the many wonderful interactions she had throughout her school age years.

Working with kids is rewarding, but sometimes behavior management issues can take the fun out of it. Fortunately there are little things that staff can do to prevent behaviors, transition smoothly between activities, and establish a positive climate. This workshop will give you behavior management tips and tricks that you can implement with youth immediately. While most of the tips are oriented to elementary aged youth, they can be tweaked to work for older youth as well.

Emily Smith

Project Coordinator at Idaho Out-of-School Network

Emily Smith is passionate about education, both inside and outside of the traditional classroom. She taught elementary school for eight years, both in the United States and abroad, prior to the joining the Idaho Out-of-School Network. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Occupational Therapy and plans to work with children with sensory processing disorders. In her spare time, she tutors middle-school and high-school students and loves it! As a youth, Emily participated in many types of out-of-school activities but found her passion in music and the arts. She learned multiple instruments, sang in choirs, and acted in musicals. She loves out-of-school time and the opportunities it provides for youth in Idaho.

This workshop will focus on tips for writing and planning a new grant proposal and reviewing the differences in funding sources, ie. fundraising, grant seeking and general supportive and requesting unrestricted contributions.  We will end with brainstorming strategies to building  sustainable afterschool programs.

Anna Almerico

Director at Idaho Out-of-School Network

Anna has worked for non-profit organizations her entire career and solicited funds from federal, state and local agencies, foundations and corporations.   The first grant she received was a small project assistance grant to purchase 700 fruit trees for a small village in South America where she spent two years volunteering and eventually planting a lot of trees.  She has applied to many grantors throughout the years and successfully received funds for many things from hosting summer camp programs to developing an online portal connecting attorneys with pro bono cases.  These experiences, along with a week-long study at the Lily Family Foundation School of Philanthropy in 2018, have  shaped her knowledge in this area of work.

West Ada School District Office
1303 E Central Dr. Meridian, ID 83642

Registrants will receive a parking pass via email. This must be displayed while parking in the lot.

Coeur d'Alene School District Office
1400 N Northwood Center Ct. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Visitors may park anywhere in the lot. However, parking is limited. Please try to carpool. You may not park in the adjacent lot.

Lewis-Clark State College
500 8th Ave. Lewiston, ID 83501

Visitors may park anywhere in the lot.

College of Southern Idaho
315 Falls Ave. Twin Falls, ID 83301

Visitors may park anywhere in the lot.

Idaho State University
921 S 8th Ave. Pocatello, ID 83209

More information will be sent in an email at a later date.

Idaho State University Idaho Falls Campus
1784 Science Center Dr #218 Idaho Falls, ID 83402

More information will be sent in an email at a later date.