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ND Out-of-School-Time Summer Conference

High-quality professional development for out-of-school programming for the tri-state area.
Learn, network and make an impact on improving programming for children to ensure they have a safe, educational place to be when not in school.

Day 1: Tuesday, July 31 

8:30-9:30am - Check-In & Breakfast

9:30-10:00am - Welcome, Introductions, Network Updates

10:00-11:30am - Keynote: Bounce Back - Promoting Health through Happiness (Dr. Corey Martin)

11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch & Entertainment

12:45-1:45pm - Breakout 1
  - Bounce Back Project Topic 1
  - How to Build a Relationship with a Hard-to-Reach Kid 
  - Advocating for Afterschool - What can you do?
  - City Span for Site Staff

1:45-2:00pm - BREAK

2:00-3:00pm - Breakout 2
  - Bounce Back Project Topic 2
  - Employee Engagement - Why Employee Advocates are Crucial
  - Calm-Down Sequence: How to Help Kids Re-Connect
  - City Span for Directors


3:30-4:30pm - Breakout 3
  - Staff Appreciation on a Small Budget
  - Communication Styles
  - Youth Engagement
  - Additional City Span Session TBD


Day 2: Wednesday, August 1 

8:00-9:00am - Breakfast & Networking

9:15-10:30am - Keynote: Cultivating Cultural Diversity (Laetitia Mizero Hellerud)

10:30-10:45am - BREAK

10:45-11:45am - Breakout 1
  - Breakout with Laetitia
  - STEM
  - Youth Engagement


1:00-4:00pm - Breakout 2
  - Poverty Simulation
  - Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA)

2017 Conference Materials

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 Keynote Speakers


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Keynote: Corey Martin, Bounce-Back Project
Promoting Health through Happiness
The Bounce Back Project is a unique collaborative of physicians, nurses, hospital leaders, and staff who have come together for a single purpose — to impact the lives of individuals, communities, and organizations by promoting health through happiness. Numerous studies have shown using simple tools to help us retrain our mind to focus on the positive can increase feelings of well-being and decrease feelings of depression. These tools can also open us to the possibility of greater social connections, improved sleep, enhanced memory, and stronger immune system function. It’s simple… and life changing.


Corey Martin is a Yale-trained family physician-driven to change the delivery of healthcare and improve the mental and physical health of our communities. He is a founder of the Bounce Back Project and lead physician in Allina Health’s response to clinician burnout. Driven to do this work by the loss of two colleagues and friends, Corey strives to create an environment of opportunity in which all of us can do the deep, heartfelt work of changing the way we show up and interact in each other’s lives. One of the ways he does this is by facilitating resilience retreats across the United States and throughout the world.


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Keynote: Laetitia Mizero Hellerud
Cultivating Cultural Sensitivity
Seeker, teacher, learner, social justice activist, author, and strong advocate for community involvement, service, and inclusion, Laetitia uses her life and work experiences to make connections with others, no matter where they come from. With human connection as the central element, Laetitia will share foundational theories of inclusion, the importance of recognizing implicit bias, and building on what unifies us instead of what separates us. 


A native of tropical but politically unstable Burundi, Laetitia Mizero Hellerud immigrated to the United States of America as a refugee. She uses her life and work experiences to make connections with others, no matter where they come from. Laetitia shares her story of fleeing several countries and being solely responsible for four of her siblings and her own family as they searched for a safe place to live and learned what gave her the strength and purpose to meet the unforeseen as she finally found a home in Fargo, North Dakota. She considers herself a seeker, a teacher, a learner, a social justice activist, and a strong advocate for community involvement, service, and inclusion. Laetitia was educated both in Burundi and the US, is fluent in multiple languages and has traveled extensively to many countries.