You have a wonderful afterschool and/or summer program, so let the world see! Whether you are showing your program to policymakers, to funders, or to the public; there are easy and effective strategies that are not time-consuming or scary. Join David Beard, SOWA’s Education Policy and Advocacy Director, and learn about setting up site visits; discussing your program with policymakers and funders; involving youth and parents in communications using data to gain support; and utilizing social media to communicate the benefits of your program. Policymakers, funders, and even school district leadership often do not know all the creative, educational, and engaging opportunities that exist in afterschool and summer programming. Let’s show them!
Now in its 13th year, the Bridge Conference is the premier conference for afterschool and youth development (AYD) professionals in the Northwest. We're looking for the top minds in the AYD field to present at the conference, and explore this year's theme, What is at the heart of learning?