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Saturday, January 28, 2023
7:30 AM – 4:45 PM
Breakfast and Lunch Included with Registration
This event is made possible by a partnership with the BOOST Collaborative, the Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Region 6 System of Support Expanded Learning Program.
Schedule At A Glance
8:15am-8:35am Welcome & Keynote
8:35am – 8:45am Comfort Break/Transition
8:45am – 10:15am Workshop I
10:15am – 10:30am Comfort Break/Transition
10:30am – 12:00pm Workshop II
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch & Networking
1:00pm – 2:30pm Workshop III
2:30pm – 2:45pm Comfort Break/Transition
2:45pm – 4:15pm Workshop IV
4:15pm – 4:45pm Closing | Overall Evaluation | Raffle
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Meet Your Trainers
Juan Alvarado (he/him/his)
CEO, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, and Podcast Host, Raize the Bar, Visalia, CA
As an expert in Leadership and a Certified Gallup Strengths Coach, Juan is a widely regarded United States Army War Vet who has trained teams of tens of thousands of soldiers in high-stakes situations and has helped School Districts increase team efficiency and strengthen communication which resulted in happier and more appreciated employees. He helps individual leaders and their teams overcome complacency and prevent burnout in the workplace. Being featured on FOX, NBC, and CBS has helped Juan lead the charge in creating Strength-Based leaders, and teams, giving rise to the culture at work for over 1500+ School Administrators.
Ryan McCarthy (he/him/his)
Executive Director, Global Kindness Initiative, San Francisco, CA
Ryan McCarthy is an experienced and dedicated educator and speaker who has trained thousands of teachers and community leaders across locations as diverse as Houston, New York, San Francisco, Palestine, and Beijing.
Ryan is passionate about the transformational power that employing Restorative Practices and frameworks can have on our communities, and strongly believes that all impact-makers deserve access to the highest caliber of professional development and support, regardless of location, background, or resources.
In addition to his work with Social Emotional Learning, Ryan has worked with partners such as NASA, the Exploratorium, Lawrence Hall of Science to design inquiry-based, experiential STEAM modules which are delivered in fun, engaging, and enriching professional development experiences for leaders. Ryan’s work has impacted hundreds of organizations and over 100,000 youth across the world.
Hailee Moehnke (she/her/hers)
Project and Events Manager, Mizzen by Mott, Los Angeles, CA
As projects and events manager for Mizzen by Mott, Hailee Moehnke helps coordinate virtual and in-person events for out-of-school-time educators. She also supports outreach and marketing to practitioners around the country and prepares new content for the Mizzen platform.
Before joining the Mott Foundation, Moehnke was the national program operations manager for After-School All-Stars, a nonprofit that provides free, comprehensive afterschool programs in cities across the U.S. At ASAS, she coordinated program operations and managed professional development and training, as well as leadership academies for staff and middle school students. Prior to this, she coached youth volleyball in the Greater Minneapolis–St. Paul area and worked as a student advisor for the University of Minnesota’s We Are Minnesota Spirit Initiative, a fan engagement program.
Moehnke earned a master’s degree in kinesiology, sport, and exercise psychology and a bachelor’s in kinesiology with a minor in child psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is certified as a methods trainer by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program.
Khariyyah Shabazz (she/her/hers)
Founder of Khariyyah Speaks Inc. and Deputy Executive Director of Higher Ground Neighborhood Development Corp., Oakland, CA
Khariyyah has worked in the field of youth development and community engagement for the past 15 years. While working as the Deputy Executive Director with the agency Higher Ground Neighborhood Development Corp, she has managed after school programming while building a team of leaders, facilitated successful service days that focus on several community initiatives that are led by community members, and cultivate partnerships that has led to funding for the entire organization. After receiving a B.A. in mass comminutions from Cal State East Bay, she knew the work was just getting started.
Kristin Stayer (she/her/hers)
Vice-President of Engagement and Educator Experience, Mizzen by Mott, Indianapolis, IN
Kristin Stayer has dedicated her career to education and community development. As vice president of engagement and educator experiences, she works to advance the growth and engagement of Mizzen by Mott’s practitioner community and leads efforts to build brand recognition through conferences, events, and creative communications. She loves championing leaders, launching strategic partnerships, and creating inspirational spaces for student learning and staff professional development.
Before joining Mott, Stayer was the National Manager of Curriculum and Content Development for After-School All-Stars, where she worked with the leadership team to deliver comprehensive afterschool programs that empower and prepare students for 21st-century learning and careers. She spent the prior decade directing Park Place Community Center in Anderson, Indiana, partnering with the neighborhood to develop sustainable solutions to community needs in education, health, and food access. She has managed the Best Out-Of-School-Time Breakfast Club blog and now serves as a BOOST Ambassador. Stayer also is an entrepreneur who started a specialty design and events company, creating convenings for corporate clients.
Stayer holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Anderson University, a master’s in urban studies from Eastern University, and a creative placemaking certificate from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She and her husband are foster and adoptive parents to five children. As a family, they enjoy traveling, playing outdoors, and going to baseball games.
Deadline: January 15, 2023
Registration is open to attendees from counties within Region 6, including: Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne Counties.
Terms & Conditions
For registration questions, please email us at [email protected]. Please note that registration cannot be transferred to a future BOOST-related event(s).
Forms of Payment
We gladly accept the following credit cards* – Discover, Visa, and MasterCard; checks; and purchase orders.
Please note that purchase orders must be paid in full by January 28, 2023.
*Sorry, but we do not accept American Express or cash.
You may send purchase orders via email to [email protected].
Parking is available in the 14th Street lot (between G and H Street). Walk two blocks to the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th Street. Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes early to ensure you get a spot and have time to walk to the Petersen Event Center.
Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Help save the planet and catch up with your colleagues!
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Modesto
1150 Ninth Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Health & Wellness
While vaccine verification or proof of negative test is no longer required, the State of CA strongly recommends that all participants be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to attending the event. We encourage everyone to be vaccinated and boosted, when eligible. Also, please do not attend if you are experiencing any COVID symptoms. Face Masks – Based on current Stanislaus County guidelines, masks are strongly encouraged but are not mandatory.
The 5 Essentials to Wellbeing and How to Prevent Burnout
Juan Alvarado, CEO & Founder, Raize the Bar, Visalia, CA
How is your well-being? Are you feeling stressed, have you griped about something in your personal or professional life? Help is here. In order to overcome and manage your feelings of being overwhelmed is to understand how YOU work. In this workshop get to know and understand the 5 essentials to well-being and how to prevent yourself and your workers from burning out with Gallup-backed research. The key is to gain alignment in your personal life and professional life so you can live and work with purpose and intentionality.
Designing and Facilitating Learning Experiences
Kristin Stayer, VP-Engagement and Educator Experience, Indianapolis, IN; Hailee Moehnke, Project and Events Manager, Mizzen by Mott, Los Angeles, CA
Whether you’re just getting started or are building your youth development toolbox, build your creative confidence with us as we explore human-centered, highly engaging, and brain-friendly student and staff learning experiences. We will use the collective wisdom in the workshop room plus expert-designed resources from the Mizzen community to discover solutions for accessing free and relevant content, back-pocket program ideas, tips for setting up your programming day for success, and other easy-to-implement activities.
It Takes a Village!
Khariyyah Shabazz, Founder of Khariyyah Speaks Inc. and Deputy Executive Director of Higher Ground Neighborhood Development Corp., Oakland, CA
This workshop will explore ways how you can build meaningful relationships among parents, students, and staff. We will use hands-on activities, personal stories, and collaborative thinking to discover ways on strengthening program impact.
Making Restorative Agreements with Disengaged Youth
Ryan McCarthy, Executive Director, Global Kindness Initiative, San Francisco, CA
Many youth since the pandemic have found challenges in rebuilding strong social-emotional bonds with peers and staff. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to make SMARTE agreements with disenfranchised youth that rebuild trust, clearly communicate expectations, and strengthen damaged relationships!