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Beacons National Conference 2014

Youth Development Institute

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, May 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM (MDT)

Beacons National Conference 2014

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Pushing the Boundaries: Beacon Practice, Infrastructure and Impact

May 8-9, 2014
Denver, Colorado

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Transportation will be provided to and from conference center

The Youth Development Institute and Denver Beacons invite you to renew your Beacon spirit and join us for a FREE conference bringing together practitioners, young people, intermediaries and funders from across the country.

This year’s conference topics include pushing the boundaries of Beacon:

  • Practice
  • Infrastructure and
  • Impact

This two-day event is an opportunity for Beacon practitioners, young people, intermediaries and funders to:

  • Receive training in critical content areas through workshops and intensives
  • Visit local Beacons through study tours
  • Engage in dialogues and networking groups to explore issues related to Beacons
  • Reconnect with Beacon folks from across the country


May 8, 2014

8 - 8:30am               Registration and Breakfast

8:30 - 9am               Welcome 

9 - 10:00am             Opening Ted Talks on Practice, Infrastructure and Impact                                       

  • Practice: CBO School Collaborations
  • Infrastructure: Collective Impact and Systems Level Integration 
  • Impact: Beacon's Past, Present and Future Impact

10:15 - 12:15pm      Workshops and Open Space Dialogue 

  • Robotics
  • Parent Engagement 
  • Early Warning Systems and Supports for Struggling High School Students
  • Beacons, Arts and Social Justice Part I
  • Beacons National Network and Denver Beacons Open Space Dialogue


12:15 - 1:15pm       Lunch: Celebrating 20 Years of San Francisco Beacons

1:30 - 4pm             Youth-Adult Partnership Dialogues and Site Visits

Youth-Adult Partnership Dialogue: Beacons and Community Impact

Creating, measuring and marketing the community impact of Beacons


ELO in Practice/School & CBO Integration Workgroup:

 Site visit to one of two Beacon ELO schools

  • See ELO in action
  • Meet with Denver Public Schools staff

4:30 - 5:30pm           Visit Cole Beacon at St. Charles Recreation Center

6:00 - 10:00pm          Teen Night & Beacons, Arts and Social Justice Part II

May 9, 2014

8 – 8:30am              Registration and Breakfast

8:30 - 9am               Energizer/Mixer

9 - 9:20am               Welcome

9:30 - 12:15pm         Intensives

  • Common Core Alignment 
  • Youth Development: Latest Research and Promising Practices
  • YPQA Training: Youth Quality Assessors
  • Beacons, Arts and Social Justice Part III

12:15 - 1:00pm        Lunch

1 - 2:45pm              Youth-Adult Partnership Innovation Think Tank

  • Youth TEDx Talks
  • Facilitated Dialogues about Pushing Boundaries

2:45 - 3:15pm          Closing Reflection

3:15 - 4:00pm          Closing Performance 


Have questions about Beacons National Conference 2014? Contact Youth Development Institute

When & Where

Jack A Vickers Boys & Girls Club
3333 Holly Street
Denver, CO

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, May 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM (MDT)

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