2022 Region 6 Summit

Join us for a virtual event!
Thank You for Attending

Friday, February 25, 2022

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM and/or 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

This exciting learning and networking opportunity is brought to you in partnership by REGION 6 EXPANDED LEARNING PROGRAMS, the STANISLAUS COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION, and the SAN JOAQUIN OFFICE OF EDUCATION.

Schedule At A Glance

Morning Summit

8:30am-8:45am      Check in and Icebreaker

8:45am-9:00am      Welcome, Introductions & Intentions for the Day

9:00am-10:00am    Workshop 1

10:00am-10:10am  Comfort Break

10:10am-11:10am   Workshop 2

11:10am-11:15am   Comfort Break

11:15am-12:15PM   Workshop 3

12:15pm-12:30pm   Closing, Reflection, Raffle

12:30pm – 1:00pm – Lunch Break

Afternoon Summit

1:00pm-1:15pm    Check in and Icebreaker

1:15pm-1:30pm      Welcome, Introductions & Intentions for the Day

1:30pm-2:30pm      Workshop 1

2:30pm-2:40pm      Comfort Break

2:40pm-3:40pm      Workshop 2

3:40pm-3:45pm      Comfort Break

3:45pm-4:45pm     Workshop 3

4:45pm-5:00pm      Closing, Reflection, Raffle

Visit our online exhibit hall https://boostcafe.org/vendor_market_place/

2022 Legacy Summit Brochure

Options for Participation

We are offering two options for participation. You can choose to attend the morning and/or the afternoon session, the content will be different. Choose one option or booth options and attend the full day. 
Note: We will be recording all of the sessions and they will be available online after the Summit.
Questions? Email [email protected]

Meet Your Trainers

Marina Bednarek, MA, LAC

Licensed Associate Counselor, Here and Now Counseling and Consulting, Collingswood, NJ

Dr. Robin Elliott

Associate Dean, Director Harmony SEL/Inspire Teaching & Learning of Long Island University, Brooklyn, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

Kamora Herrington

Founder & Visionary, Kamora’s Cultural Corner, Hartford, CT

Fausto Lopez

Co-Founder, Praxis Institute, Chicago, IL

Justin McGlamery

Chief Locus Focuser, Focus Your Locus Teambuilding Training & Development, Hartford, CT

Sarah Mello, MA, MS, LPC, ACS

Owner/Clinical Director, Here and Now Counseling and Consulting, Collingswood, NJ 

Jonathan Mooney

Author, Entrepreneur, Activist, Santa Monica, CA

Steven Rosado

Director of Engagement & Strategy, Praxis Institute, Chicago, IL

Tiveeda Stovall, MSW, Ed.D.

CEO & Founder, Griffin & Legacy Associates, LLC, Washington, D.C.

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Morning Sessions

Creating Brave Spaces Where SEL Can Thrive

Justin McGlamery, Chief Locus Focuser, Focus Your Locus Teambuilding Training & Development, Hartford, CT; Kamora Herrington, Founder & Visionary, Kamora’s Cultural Corner, Hartford, CT

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), in addition to becoming all the buzz, has become an integral component of education and should help all children and adults to thrive personally and academically, and/or professionally. When SEL activities are introduced and led through a culturally humble lens, these lessons become more applicable and accessible, more meaningful, and more relevant to more people. This session will provide an introduction to the intersections of Cultural Humility and SEL work and how we must step out of our comfortable “safe spaces” and step confidently yet humbly into “brave spaces”, where real social and emotional learning can take place.

Elevate and Celebrate Our Resilience through Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Robin Elliott, Associate Dean, Director Harmony SEL/Inspire Teaching & Learning of Long Island University, Brooklyn, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

This interactive workshop will examine the cornerstone of resilience development as we explore our inner strength and malleability. We will identify the value of enhancing our Emotional Intelligence through the competency of Self-Awareness. Through evidence-based, daily practices, and celebrations of our individual strengths, we will learn how to cultivate positive relationships with ourselves and others. The goal of this workshop is to cultivate and sustain resiliency as we continue to significantly impact the well-being and reinvigoration of communities.  

Supporting Mental Health in Youth

Sarah Mello, MA, MS, LPC, ACS, Owner/Clinical Director; Marina Bednarek, MA, LAC, Licensed Associate Counselor, Here and Now Counseling and Consulting, Collingswood, NJ 

Before the pandemic, the numbers regarding youth mental health were discouraging. One in five teens and young adults lives with a mental health condition. More than 1 in 3 high school students reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness in 2019 and suicide rates among youth ages 10 – 24 increased by 57% over ten years 2. The pandemic added to challenges faced by our youth, disrupting lives and limiting in-person interaction with peers.  As with every health concern, the negative impacts most heavily affect the more vulnerable youth, many of whom are served by out-of-school programs.  

Afterschool educators are uniquely positioned to be key players in the support of mental health in our youth. This session will highlight ways providers can recognize when there may be a mental health issue and use their skills of listening and meaningful relationship-building to help connect youth to resources and professional help.

Afternoon Sessions

Building a Transformative Organizational Culture

Fausto Lopez, Co-Founder; Steven Rosado, Director of Engagement & Strategy, Praxis Institute, Chicago, IL

To transform organizational culture and lead inclusive teams requires focus on critical areas including self and social awareness, collaboration, transparency, and trust. This session engages participants in collaborative practices that share tools and resources for establishing an inclusive and collaborative culture. Through this workshop participants will learn how to deepen connections and trust within their team; explore individual and collective vision, priorities, and goals; support meaningful connections across and within identity groups; and discuss leadership structures, styles, and power dynamics. The session will provide participants with tools, resources, and applied strategies to develop goals and implementation plans to take back to their teams and engage in shared decision-making and accountability in their organization.

Enlisting Liberatory Language

Tiveeda Stovall, CEO, Griffin Legacy & Associates, Washington, D.C.

During the workshop, we will explore and practice using common liberatory language. Language liberation is a key tool for transforming interactions where current and historical inequities of power, visibility, advocacy, resources, and voice. We will examine strategies grounded in Truth & Reconciliation and Reparations to address repairing historical harms and actualizing collective power in the present.

Normal Sucks

Jonathan Mooney, Author, Entrepreneur, Activist, Santa Monica, CA

Come listen to Jonathan Mooney’s inspirational talk about how normal sucks and different does not mean deficient — and we shouldn’t be striving for, or enforcing, normalcy on anyone. He will share his personal experiences as a dyslexic, ADD, and neuro-diverse student who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old in a presentation filled with humor, knowledge, and, most importantly, hope.

Thank you to our raffle prize sponsors

Participants attending the entire Legacy Summit (both morning and afternoon sessions) will be automatically entered to win FREE 2022 BOOST Conference Standard Registration!