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2021 OST SYMPOSIUM

Welcome to the 2021 AFCOST Symposium. This is our 8th Symposium! Below you will find the schedule and registration.

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Monday, May 24
 

9:30am EDT

SYM Opening: Gathering - Welcoming, Greeting, & Re-Connecting Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

We will gather at 9:30am at JFK Kennedy Memorial Park's Green Space at the intersection of Memorial Drive and JFK for our Opening Welcome and Circle. We recommend taking the T or the bus, but there is some limited parking at Malkin Athletic Center, 34 Holyoke Street. Check out who is present, reconnect, and start thinking about who you want to team-up with for the Treasures in Cambridge Hunt which will start at 10:00am.
https://www.agendaforchildrenost.org/symposium-2021-zoom-info.html


Speaker
avatar for Melinda Barbosa

Melinda Barbosa

Quality Coach & Trainer, Agenda for Children OST


10:00am EDT

SYM Treasures in Cambridge Hunt in Teams
Join your OST peers for the “Treasures in Cambridge Hunt” at 10:00am at the JFK Kennedy Memorial Park in Harvard Square. Our Treasure Hunt will end at Russell Field by 11:30am, where we will engage in celebratory activities, vibe to DJ Bruce’s music, and have a closing healing circle. You will be able to depart with a bag lunch as you head off to your program sites by 1:00pm.

Our OST Treasure Hunt will create the opportunity for us to re-connect in person, re-discover ourselves and the City we haven’t moved around in a while while having fun, re-engage in expeditionary learning together, and re-ignite the spirit of out OST community. We will reflect together how we will get our young people to rediscover their City.
Here’s what you need to know:
  • You’ll be put on a team. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you can be with some friends and make new ones!
  • Each team will be given clues as you (re)discover Cambridge with your team.  And yes, we’ll keep points for you competitive folks! 
  • Our Treasure Hunt will end at Russell Field by 11:30am where we will engage in celebratory activities, vibe to DJ Bruce’s music, and have a closing healing circle. 
  • We’ll have lunch for you!  You will be able to depart with a bag lunch as you head off to your program sites by 1:00pm.
Here’s what to bring:
  • Your positive vibes and a willingness to try something new and fun 
  • A water bottle (stay hydrated!)
  • Comfortable walking shoes and attire 
  • Roll up a beach towel in your backpack if you just want to chill-out on the ground once you get to Russell Field
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Link to Google Map JFK Kennedy Memorial Park Green Space: https://goo.gl/maps/RmWnfyaXVgkoY8bA8

11:30am EDT

SYM Community Celebration & Closing Circle at Russell Field with DJ SolJ!
Our Treasure Hunt and Community Gathering will end at Russell Field by 11:30am , where we will engage in celebratory activities, vibe to DJ Bruce’s music, and have a closing healing circle.  You will be able to depart with a bag lunch as you head off to your program sites by 1:00pm.


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Monday May 24, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Russell Field https://goo.gl/maps/CPPptfSPeRhR5P228

6:30pm EDT

SYM Watch Party for the Cambridge OST Premiere of Caste in the Classroom, produced by Data for Better Schools & Young Peoples Project
Watch Party Zoom Link: https://www.agendaforchildrenost.org/symposium-2021-zoom-info.html

Come be a part of the Cambridge OST premier of Caste in the Classroom, produced by the Data for Better Schools & Young Peoples Project, with Janice Moses, Director. You can view the video (in its entirety or in chapters) on your own or join us at the Watch Party.

Caste in the Classroom explores how America's racialized caste system is implicated in the poor educational outcomes of children of African descent. In addition to a link to the video and a link to its companion study guide, there is a link to the feedback questionnaire, which we encourage you to complete after viewing the video. See below

Watching on you own time? Here's the full video link: - https://vimeo.com/523846073 
  1. Study Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11Kmo9aslLafmcJc2bf0-9e2jZk4cUF6b1iNzRL_Ivk8/
  2. Feedback Questionnaire:  https://forms.gle/No6fNb3A83p4qSNq6
  3. View video in chapters: https://vimeo.com/showcase/8255225):
  4. Access all elements with one link: https://www.typp.org/dbs

Coming to the party? Bring your dinner, snacks, and you favorite evening drink.

Janet will be hosting on Clubhouse on Tuesday, May 25th, to dialogue about the disturbing issues raised by the film and to explore how do we move forward to tackle these issues. To participate in her Clubhouse, viewing the video first is strongly suggested!


Monday May 24, 2021 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Zoom Conference
 
Tuesday, May 25
 

9:30am EDT

SYM Gathering Together and Healing Sounds with DJ SolJa
Register, connect, chat and snack

https://www.agendaforchildrenost.org/symposium-2021-zoom-info.html

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 & 26th, 9:30am
Topic: OST SYMPOSIUM: Reimagining OST and Innovating into the Future     
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Tuesday May 25, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

SYM Clubhouse Hallway: Welcome, Ways of Being, and Agenda Review
Register, connect, chat and snack

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Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 & 26th, 9:30am
Topic: OST SYMPOSIUM: Reimagining OST and Innovating into the Future   
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Tuesday May 25, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am EDT

10:30am EDT

SYM Reimagining OST Clubhouse: Supporting Your Gender Nonconforming Youth
Limited Capacity full
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Have you wondered about the best ways to engage, support and encourage youth in your classrooms who are transgender and gender nonconformity? Let's explore this together. We will be talking about what it means to be trans and gender nonconforming and how to best support children in you afterschool/classroom.

https://www.agendaforchildrenost.org/symposium-2021-zoom-info.html

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 & 26th, 9:30am
Topic: OST SYMPOSIUM: Reimagining OST and Innovating into the Future   
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Speaker
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Beck Govoni

After School Coordinator, Cambridge YMCA
she/they. HCE certificate. Bachelors in Sociology and social change with a minor in gender studies. After school coordinator at the Cambridge YMCA for 2 1/2 years. Lead clubhouse last year on working with trans and gender nonconforming youth.


Tuesday May 25, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom Conference

10:30am EDT

SYM Reimagining OST Clubhouse: Let's Make This A Year For Healing On All Levels!
Limited Capacity full
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All throughout the pandemic we heard that there is a chance to “create a new normal”. Have we taken advantage of this opportunity? Are we building the world that we want to live in? Are we advocating within our communities and beyond about what we want to change? Systemically, we are not there. What about personally?

If we are to create the positive future we desire, we must heal on all levels. This includes our personal wounds and self-care, to program shifts and expanded advocacy and civic engagement.
Come with an open heart, mind, and spirit, and join this powerful dialogue between Ayesha and Nadia, each Changemakers with self-care and healing at the center of their beliefs about how together we will create a “new normal”:
  • Explore how to center healing in our lives and our work with youth, families, and our communities.
  • Practice self-care tips and tricks.
  • Discuss how together we can advocate for results that positively impact our communities and build a stronger sense of civic engagement.
Everything we discuss will support us as individuals/professionals and the youth and families with whom we work.

Let's make this a year for healing on all levels!

https://www.agendaforchildrenost.org/symposium-2021-zoom-info.html

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 & 26th, 9:30am
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Speaker
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Nadia Davila

Program Coordinator, DHSP Workforce Development - Youth Team
Hi all, my name is Nadia Davila. I was born and raised in Cambridge and currently work for DHSP in the Office of Workforce Development, as part of the youth team, which focuses on supporting 14-24-year-olds. My work includes coordinating Next Up, facilitating the Reaching All Youth... Read More →
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Ayesha Wilson

Senior Teacher-Counselor, The Work Force Youth Program
Ayesha is a true Cantabridgian and an alumna of Cambridge Housing Authority's Work Force Program, where she is currently in her 7th year serving as a Senior Teacher Counselor at the CRLS site. Before joining the Work Force, Ayesha worked for the City of Cambridge Mayor's Summer Youth... Read More →


Tuesday May 25, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom Conference

10:30am EDT

SYM Reimagining OST Clubhouse: Let's Talk About Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's talk about reading
Why is literacy important? According to the data provided in the Cambridge Community Foundations report, Equity and Innovation Cities: The case of Cambridge, we are failing our children. 57% of Black children in 3rd grade are not meeting the benchmark. 57%. What can we do in informal spaces to really connect young people to the joy of reading? What would be possible if all Black children in 3rd grade were soaring above the state benchmark? What would it take to make that happen?


Speaker
avatar for Julie Roach

Julie Roach

Manager of Youth Services, Cambridge Public Library
Julie Roach manages youth services at the Cambridge Public Library. She also teaches children’s literature at Simmons College’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science and at Lesley University. She regularly reviews children's books for the Horn Book Magazine and most... Read More →


Tuesday May 25, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom Conference

10:30am EDT

SYM Reimagining OST Clubhouse: Putting the "Youth" into Youth Serving Programs: Centering Youth Voice
Limited Capacity seats available

Thinking of specific ways to elevate youth voice at any organization can be challenging, so Jordan invites you to join his Clubhouse Chat to engage in discussing the frameworks surrounding Youth Voice for self-assessment, see & hear examples from others, and think of ways to bring youth voice to the forefront of Cambridge's youth-serving organizations as we move into the future. Centering Youth Voice empowers youth to become decision-makers, allies, and partners alongside staff at our youth-serving organizations.

https://www.agendaforchildrenost.org/symposium-2021-zoom-info.html

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 & 26th, 9:30am
Topic: OST SYMPOSIUM: Reimagining OST and Innovating into the Future   
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Speaker
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Jordan Harvey

Senior Program Assistant, Tutoring Plus


Tuesday May 25, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom Conference

10:30am EDT

SYM Reimagining OST Clubhouse: What Excites Teens? Passion-Inspired Summer Internship Design
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and explore my innovation in outdoor programming for teens. I will share my Summertime Internship Process. How are you incorporating your passion and that of young people in your OST programs?  Let's talk about passion and creating meaningful programs for our youth!

https://www.agendaforchildrenost.org/symposium-2021-zoom-info.html

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 & 26th, 9:30am
Topic: OST SYMPOSIUM: Reimagining OST and Innovating into the Future   
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Speaker
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Larry Thompson

Teen Program Director, DHSP
Hello, I am Larry Thompson, the Teen Program Director at the Russell Youth Center and I currently am engaged in Teen virtual programing. I grew up in the city of Cambridge and attended the youth centers in Cambridge. I have worked with about every age group in the city. I spent some... Read More →


Tuesday May 25, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom Conference

10:30am EDT

SYM Reimagining OST Clubhouse: A Holistic Approach to Engaging Youth and Families
Limited Capacity filling up

In this Clubhouse we will share some elements of how CCC practices holistic family engagement in its OST program and what we've learned from the pandemic. Let's explore together what are "out of the box" examples of holistic family engagement that are needed in creating a "new normal" in our OST programs.  What are the challenges we will face in developing holistic approaches? Let's brainstorm together how we will develop meaningful partnerships with youth and families to advance the learning of our Cambridge youth.

https://www.agendaforchildrenost.org/symposium-2021-zoom-info.html

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 & 26th, 9:30am
Topic: OST SYMPOSIUM: Reimagining OST and Innovating into the Future   
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Speaker
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Latifah James

Director, Youth & Family Services, Cambridge Community Center
Clubhouse Co-Host, Latifah James, is the Director of Youth & Family Services for the Cambridge Community Center. She has been with the center for 5 years now. Her background is in Human services.
avatar for Rachel Kinch

Rachel Kinch

OST Director, Cambridge Community Center
Clubhouse Co-Host, Rachel Kinch, is the Out of School Time Director for the Cambridge Community Center. She was originally a center kid who happen to never leave. She has been working at the center for 4 years.


Tuesday May 25, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom Conference

11:30am EDT

SYM Break: Vibe with DJ SolJa
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Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 & 26th, 9:30am
Topic: OST SYMPOSIUM: Reimagining OST and Innovating into the Future   
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Tuesday May 25, 2021 11:30am - 11:45am EDT

11:45am EDT

SYM Reimagining OST Clubhouse: Anti-Racism-Freeing BIPOC Youth from Caste in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full
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Janet Moses, Director of Caste in the Classroom: Education for Second Class Citizenswill join us to engage in conversation about the recent video produced by Data for Better Schools and the Young People's Project. "The demand for black and brown teachers will never be met as long as black and brown children are segregated along academic pathways that provide sharecropper skills." Caste raises the questions: Can we build a homegrown pipeline of highly-qualified teachers who believe their students can be excellent? The current system is designed to protect the caste system. so can we redesign and break the caste system?

To attend this Clubhouse, please first watch the 40-minute video found here: https://vimeo.com/523846073

https://www.agendaforchildrenost.org/symposium-2021-zoom-info.html

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 & 26th, 9:30am
Topic: OST SYMPOSIUM: Reimagining OST and Innovating into the Future   
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Speaker
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Janet Moses

Civic Leader
I was born and spent my formative years in the Bronx, a borough of New York City.  I was the beneficiary of a first class education at Hunter College, which cost $24.00/semester and a ten-cents ride on the subway.  I taught middle school in Harlem, NY,  and in 1964 moved to Mississippi... Read More →


Tuesday May 25, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Zoom Conference

11:45am EDT

SYM Reimagining OST Clubhouse: Summer in the Outdoors with our Middle Schoolers
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hangout and kick it with us about ways to support the interest and needs of our middle graders this summer across Cambridge -- especially outdoors!

During the session we will:
  • Amplify existing summer programming, models and approaches.
  • Explore new ways to design and create spaces where a diverse range of OST/Summer programs could collectively serve our shared youth, and potentially even those who are not currently enrolled in a program.
  • Share updates about how a multi-stakeholder concept, called Recess, is being explored to potentially create such an outdoor space for this summer.
We hope you can join us -- our middle graders deserve it!

https://www.agendaforchildrenost.org/symposium-2021-zoom-info.html

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 & 26th, 9:30am
Topic: OST SYMPOSIUM: Reimagining OST and Innovating into the Future   
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Speaker
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Annie Leavitt

MSN Coordinator, Agenda for Children OST
Annie joined Agenda for Children OST in 2016 as the Middle School Network Coordinator. She brings many years of experience in the OST field as an afterschool director, youth leadership facilitator and and coordinator of social justice programming, as well as experience working in Boston Public Schools as a guidance counselor and student support coordinator. She... Read More →
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Middle School Network Team

Agenda for Children OST
The Middle School Network advocates, mobilizes and connects young people, schools and out-of-school-time providers to ensure the broad participation of Cambridge middle school students in quality learning opportunities.


Tuesday May 25, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Zoom Conference

11:45am EDT

SYM Reimagining OST Clubhouse: They're on social media again? Let's chat, Educators, how to effectively guide use of this powerful platform
Limited Capacity seats available

In our Clubhouse, we will be talking about the role of social media in young people's lives and looking towards the future about how it may shape their perspectives and experiences of the world. We will ask questions about how we talk about social media with youth, when do we start talking to them about it, and why (or why isn't) it important to engage with young people about social media in schools.

Through discussions with other educators, we hope to figure out social media's potential role in education and youth development. We will look at various examples of social media and youth making recent headlines, from the story of Darnella Frazier to the news about Instagram building a platform for kids and MA Attorney General Matha Healey's mission to stop Facebook from doing so.

Social media is an inherent part of our daily lives: As educators and mentors, what do we do to guide our youth through the complexities of such a powerful platform they have access to at any time? Attendees are encouraged to bring their own reading materials and experiences to this discussion, which will be open and free flowing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/20/us/darnella-frazier-video.html
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/facebook-instagram-for-children-under-13
https://www.wcvb.com/article/attorney-general-maura-healey-urges-facebook-to-drop-instagram-for-kids-plan/36392856#

https://www.agendaforchildrenost.org/symposium-2021-zoom-info.html

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 & 26th, 9:30am
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Speaker
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Xia Rondeau

Youth & Immersive Media Coordinator, Cambridge Community TV
Xia Rondeau is the Youth & Immersive Media Coordinator at Cambridge Community Television. She is a Cambridge native artist and educator working at the intersection of art and technology with a passion for access and youth development.
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Yanka Petri Rodrigues

Youth Media Coordinator, CCTV
Yanka is a multimedia artist from Curitiba, Brazil via Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her work explores gender, sexuality, intimacy, relationships, and comfortability inspired by her journey as an immigrant. Yanka is an artist and educator who creates still and moving images, videos that... Read More →


Tuesday May 25, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Zoom Conference

11:45am EDT

SYM Reimagining OST Clubhouse: Youth-Led Spaces that are Driven by Intersectionality and Anti-Oppression
Limited Capacity filling up

Two quotes and frameworks that Puja and Georgia have been using to guide their youth work this year are:
"If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free since our freedom would necessitate the destruction of all the systems of oppression." From The Combahee River Collective Statement.

And the framework that “Youth must first; see the system, name the system, and survive the system, before they start pushing back against the system. All of these steps are youth advocacy” - Georgia Wyman
 
We find these frameworks foundational in creating youth-led spaces that are driven by intersectionality and anti-oppression. We will be facilitating a conversation around what insights these ideas/frameworks give us about anti-oppressive work and youth leadership and how they can inform our work. 

Speaker
avatar for Puja Kranz-Howe

Puja Kranz-Howe

Advocacy & Youth Leadership Manager, Cambridge YWCA GOLD Program
Puja Kranz-Howe (he/him) is the Advocacy and Youth Leadership Manager at the YWCA Cambridge. He joined the YWCA Cambridge in December 2019 and leads the Advocacy Department and Youth Programing. Puja is always eager to have conversations about anti-racism, systems of power, and questioning... Read More →
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Georgia Wyman

Youth Leadership Advocate, Cambridge YWCA GOLD Program
Georgia Wyman (they/them) is the Youth Leadership Advocate at YWCA Cambridge. In the past, Georgia has worked with The Girlhood Project at Lesley University and at the Agassiz Preschool. They’ve worked as a paraprofessional and as an after-school teacher, but their most valuable... Read More →


Tuesday May 25, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Zoom Conference

11:45am EDT

SYM Reimagining OST Clubhouse: Who Gets to Belong in STEAM Spaces?
Limited Capacity seats available

Anyone with any level of interest or experience with STEAM  (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) or belonging is welcome to join in this conversation. Questions to think about.
  • Who gets to belong in STEAM spaces? 
  • Who defines those spaces? 
  • What are your experiences entering STEAM spaces?
  • What would it take for this all to be different? 

Speaker
avatar for Daniel Michaud Weinstock

Daniel Michaud Weinstock

Consultant, QIS Coach, and COP Facilitator, Agenda for Children OST/STEAM Initiative
Clubhouse Host, Daniel Michaud Weinstock, is the founder and principal of dmw360 consulting. He is an organizational development consultant, facilitator, and coach committed to racial and economic justice and equity. He partners with mission-driven organizations and systems to enhance... Read More →


Tuesday May 25, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Zoom Conference

12:45pm EDT

SYM Day 2 Closing Celebration & DJ SolJa's Healing Vibes
https://www.agendaforchildrenost.org/symposium-2021-zoom-info.html

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 & 26th, 9:30am
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Tuesday May 25, 2021 12:45pm - 1:00pm EDT
Zoom Conference
 
Wednesday, May 26
 

9:30am EDT

SYM Gathering Together and Healing Sounds with DJ SolJ
Register, connect, chat and snack.

https://www.agendaforchildrenost.org/symposium-2021-zoom-info.html

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 & 26th, 9:30am
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Wednesday May 26, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

SYM Reimagining OST Panel Discussion: Uplifting Black & Brown Leaders, Youth and Families
Tyrell Dortch of Moses Boys to Men will moderate a panel including Michael and Donna Dawson of Innovators for Purpose, Queen-Cheyenne Wade of Black Response and Youth HEART Summer Cohort, Solomon Montagno of City Sprouts and ashley herring of blackyard. This extraordinary group of out of school time professionals will discuss their journeys in the important work to transform how we define youth and community development, prioritizing racial equity in who leads the way, centering Black and brown youth and families’ interests, needs and hopes as core to their practice. Young people are growing food, making art for Black liberation, preparing to engage in the innovation economy, building a student led movement, transforming approaches to justice in schools and communities with caring adults in high quality programs. These programs are home to the young people and their families, who rely on them to partner, share resource and hold high expectations, realizing new possibilities for themselves and their community.

Moderator
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Tyrell Dortch

Teen Program Director, Moses Youth Center, Cambridge Youth Programs, DHSP
Cambridge raised Tyrell Dortch is a Father, Youth Worker and Educator. Tyrell is currently the Teen Program Director at the Moses Youth Center based out of Cambridge Youth Programs. He is also Co-Founder and the Director of the Boys II Men’s Leadership Empowerment Program.  With... Read More →

Speaker
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Queen-Cheyenne Wade

Organizer & Practitioner, Cambridge HEART Program
Queen-Cheyenne Wade is a Greater Boston-based organizer and practitioner grounded in her dedication to decolonial solidarity and community/collective care and autonomy. Queen-Cheyenne organizes with The Black Response, Greater Boston Marxists, Community For Us, By Us, Lowell Mass... Read More →
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Solomon Montagno

Program Director, CitySprouts
Solomon Montagno is the Program Director at CitySprouts’ and oversees Garden Educator staff in the programming they provide to our Cambridge and Boston Public School partners. Solomon is a certified DoS and APT Quality observer and a Master Urban Gardener. He began his tenure at... Read More →
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ashley herring (she/her/hers)

Founder, blackyard
ashley herring has had quite the life of performing and teaching and teaching performance. ashley has been celebrating her 20th year of teaching since the year started, and feels she's JUST getting to be at the top of her creating game with young people, family, and communities... Read More →
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Michael & Donna Dawson

Co-Founders, Innovators ForPurpose (iFp)
Michael is Co-Founder and CEO of Innovators for Purpose (iFp) a Cambridge based non-profit that’s reimagining the learning experience to build an inclusive, future ready workforce. iFp work motivates high potential diverse young people, especially those from under-represented groups... Read More →


Wednesday May 26, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Zoom Conference

11:00am EDT

SYM Break: Vibe with DJ SolJa
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Wednesday May 26, 2021 11:00am - 11:15am EDT

11:15am EDT

SYM Keynote: Are we implicated in the exclusion of those we serve? The role of OST in strengthening democracy from the margins
There is ample evidence that demonstrates the multiple pandemics of Covid-19, racism, and economic displacement occurring over the last 16 months have had the greatest negative impact upon the health and well-being of Black and brown youth, families and communities, especially those who are living at the socio-economic and pollical margins of our country. This reality has only deepened the decades of disparities in access to education & afterschool, quality healthcare, economic security, etc., that existed prior to 2020. And Cambridge Black and brown youth and families are far from being immune to living with these same disparities.

Professor McDowell poses the question to our Cambridge OST Community, “Are we implicated in the exclusion of those we serve? “ It’s all about Voice, he says. Do these youth and families have real voice to lift up their lived experiences in shaping and partnering with our OST Community in our programming, quality, and defining the outcomes we set for young people? In this dialogue, Professor McDowell will challenge us to use this moment as the opportunity to begin shaping a new normal in how we engage our youth and families who are systematically marginalized by society.

https://www.agendaforchildrenost.org/symposium-2021-zoom-info.html

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 & 26th, 9:30am
Topic: OST SYMPOSIUM: Reimagining OST and Innovating into the Future   
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Moderator
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Khari Milner

Co-Director Agenda for Children, Agenda for Children/CPS
For more than 14 years, Khari Milner has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in and out-of school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He is also a district level administration who oversees learning partnerships... Read More →

Speaker
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Ceasar McDowell

Professor, MIT
Ceasar L. McDowell is Professor of the Practice of Civic Design and Associate Department Head at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He is also Associate Director of MIT’s newly formed Center for Constructive Communications. His current work is on the design of civic... Read More →


Wednesday May 26, 2021 11:15am - 12:45pm EDT
Zoom Conference

12:45pm EDT

SYM Day 3 Closing Celebration & DJ SolJa's Healing Vibes
https://www.agendaforchildrenost.org/symposium-2021-zoom-info.html

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 & 26th, 9:30am
Topic: OST SYMPOSIUM: Reimagining OST and Innovating into the Future   
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87442584219?pwd=Z1hNaGRxRjlJSTJyZUw1K09NdWF1UT09
Meeting ID: 874 4258 4219
Passcode: 179975
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Wednesday May 26, 2021 12:45pm - 1:00pm EDT
Zoom Conference