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.

This schedule was updated most recently on 10/20/20.
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Kelly Riffer

School's Out Washington.org
Coaching Services Manager
Kelly originally hails from California, though she’s moved around quite a bit before most recently landing in Seattle! She graduated from Colby College (Waterville, ME) in 2011, where she was a Biology major with minors in both Art and Environmental Studies. She's a California and Michigan certified Science teacher who spent two years teaching 7th grade Science in Oakland, California before moving to Michigan and beginning her work in in OST programming with the Eastern Michigan University Bright Futures program in 2013. While working she completed her master’s degree with Eastern Michigan University in Educational Leadership: K-12 Administration. Kelly’s expertise includes STEM and social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum development, staff supervision and development, parent and community engagement, and program management. She’s worked closely with the Weikart Center for Youth Development in the development and validation of the SEL PQA tool and considers herself to be a lifelong learner.
Kelly loves working with youth and youth development professionals in classroom settings, in the outdoors, and especially AFTER SCHOOL! In her free time you can usually find her playing with her cats (Merlin and River), walking, running and hiking with her dog (Charlie), or cooking with her husband, Peter.

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