YouthPower365 will host the inaugural PwrHrs Extended Learning Conference from November 7th-November 9th, 2018 at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek, Colorado. The conference will bring together educators, out-of-school practitioners, funders, and policy-makers from across the U.S. with aim to inform, inspire, and empower collective action to move the needle toward a nation where quality out-of-school opportunities are available to all children in need.
In 2015, Bloomberg Philanthropies recognized PwrHrs, one of YouthPower365’s signature programs, as a replicable model, leading to a three year “Every Child, Every Day” campaign to offer PwrHrs to every child in Eagle County, CO. From the campaign’s launch date in 2015, the PwrHrs program has seen a 50% increase in enrollments and significant gains in literacy, physical activity, and social-emotional indicators.
The PwrHrs Extended Learning model will be used as a launching point to exchange ideas and experiences in successful extended learning program implementation, highlight public-private partnerships, and encourage dialogue around policy change and advocacy at a local, state, and national level. Participant engagement and co-creation will be the guiding principles of the conference, achieved through renowned keynote speakers, collaborative breakout sessions, participatory panel discussions, and opportunities to engage with PwrHrs programs and teachers during site visits. All attendees will have a stake in the conference outcomes, working together throughout all conference sessions to create collaborative curriculum resources for extended learning.