Touching Minds, Shaping Futures XXIV
TMSF-XXV: After School Program
Peace, Love, After School
Twice a year, the Children’s Initiative coordinates Touching Minds, Shaping Futures (TMSF); a one of a kind, free, professional development conference for before and after school program activity leaders, site supervisors, middle management staff and teachers working in K-12 grade programs. TMSF XXV, “Peace, Love, After School,” was held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Horace Mann Middle School.
TMSF provides interactive, quality workshops facilitated by experienced presenters and on-site experts. Twenty individual workshops were offered that focused on academics, physical fitness, prevention & awareness, educational & recreational enrichment, program management and behavior management. Attendees received practical and beneficial information regarding best practice ideas which supports student centered academic assistance to promote social and cognitive growth and development for all students.
The Los Altos Elementary School Extended Learning Day Steppers , from the Lemon Grove School District, kicked off the conference with a rousing and special performance emphasizing an anti-bullying message.
Throughout the day, after school program line staff, supervisors and school personnel had opportunities to network with other colleagues, share promising practices and broaden their professional knowledge base to best serve the needs of their students.
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