Greenville, SC Community Summit

Community

Greenville, South Carolina

Event Name

Aligning Afterschool, Growing Graduates: Greenville County Afterschool Summit. Hosted by BOOST at United Way of Greenville County

Convening Organization

BOOST at United Way of Greenville County

Event Description

The purpose of the Greenville County Afterschool Summit is to highlight the need for high-quality expanded learning programs and to demonstrate how a coordinated and aligned afterschool system can impact students’ long-term success. Forward-thinking leaders in education, public policy, philanthropy, youth services, and business along with parents and young people will gather to consider the state of afterschool programming in Greenville County, forge collaborations, and develop an action plan.

Keynote speaker Chris Smith, President and Executive Director of Boston After School and Beyond (BASB), will share how Boston has come together as a city to align afterschool and summer programs with the public school district. Smith will detail how BASB and its partners have strategically implemented proven program models to scale and shaped public awareness through cutting-edge evaluation and research. 

Event Date and Time

January 25, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm

Location

Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
424 Westfield St
Greenville, SC 29601

Additional Details

Digital & Social Media

Local Sponsors & Co-Conveners:

  • The Riley Institute at Furman University is sponsoring this event

Keynote Speaker:

  • Chris Smith, President and Executive Director of Boston After School & Beyond

Featured Sessions:

  • In addition to the keynote address, the event will include an overview of the state of afterschool programming in Greenville County, a Community Leaders Panel made up of key stakeholders, a Youth and Parent Panel, and Closing Remarks from Terry K. Peterson, PhD, Director of the national Afterschool and Community Learning Network and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Afterschool Alliance.