School’s Out Washington’s annual Bridge Conference is a multi-day regional convening focused on exploring, celebrating, and influencing our collective field(s) through the act of solidarity and unified learning. Expanded learning professionals, community organizers, school district representatives, funders, policymakers, and systems leaders gather to engage with a diverse range of knowledge, people, and perspectives; identify the ways that racial inequities impact youth, expanded learning opportunities, and educational outcomes; experience a sense of belonging to nourish social connection and professional networking; learn how to implement tangible practices that promote an equitable expanded learning opportunity ecosystem; and strive to recognize power dynamics throughout programs and systems and begin to strategize how to co-create stronger partnerships across sectors. Join us at the 2020 Bridge Conference from Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30, 2020. 

2020 Bridge ConferenceThe Seeds We Sow, emphasizes intention in the act of reimagination. Only together, as a collective, will we solidify a new foundation that intertwines our cultures, values, and leadership to nourish all our young people’s excellence and right to thrive.

Bridge Conference Registrants: Within 12 hours of registering, participants will receive an email from Sched inviting you to create and/or log into your Sched account so you can create your personalized schedule and prepare to attend the event. Check out our Attendee Guidance Checklist for more info on "how" to show up to this virtual event.

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Wednesday, October 28 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Cultivating Connections for Systems Leader Cohort: Making Meaning of the Current Context

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In the past year, the expanded learning sector has been asked to pivot to respond to the current climate, from making hard financial and programmatic decisions in response to COVID, to finding new ways to connect with and support youth, to seizing the opportunity to more intentionally address racial inequity. In this session, we want to hear from you! Join us with other participants in the Systems Leaders Cohort to share about the changes you have observed and shaped through your work, and the new insights you’ve gained about the role and potential of youth development and expanded learning systems as we navigate these challenging times.

This session is designated for individuals who are committed to participate in the Conference via the Systems Leader Cohort pathway. This session is designed to nourish social connection and facilitate networking for Systems Leaders in our virtual Conference space.

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Jimena Quiroga Hopkins

Founder and Principal, Thrive Paradigm
Jimena Quiroga Hopkins is the Founder and Principal of Thrive Paradigm, a national education consulting firm. For almost 20 years, she has been supporting the youth development field in efforts to build staff capacity and improve program quality as a field researcher, technical assistance... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm PDT
Zoom- Meeting