Get Connected

We look forward to collaborating with you.


Create a profile on BOOST Cafe!

Check out our blog on 5 Ways to Use BOOST Cafe for Professional Development to learn about more ways to learn, network and stay in touch with the field using this valuable online resource.

Speakers Corner

The Speakers Corner provides out-of-school time professionals access to a wide variety of speakers, consultants, coaches and trainers to enhance your programs. Browse through the Speakers Corner to learn more about services that can take your program to the next level. It is absolutely free to use. Visit and check it out! Interested in advertising your services? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information!

Vendor Marketplace

The Vendor Marketplace provides out-of-school time professionals access to a wide variety of products and services to enhance their programs. It is an opportunity for companies to promote products or services to thousands of out-of-school time professionals. It's easy, inexpensive and a great way to market your products and services. Interested in advertising your organization? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information!

Training and Consulting

Our training and technical assistance department is uniquely designed to meet the needs of your organization by providing services strategically intended to build capacity to help support out-of-school time professionals and create change in children, families, and communities.

BOOST Boot Camp
Preparing your staff with the necessary tools needed to be successful prior to working on-site is essential. The BOOST Boot Camp offers targeted, intensive seminars that include valuable tips, tools and resources to help out-of-school time staff be successful working with children, families, schools and communities. Staff will leave equipped, trained and inspired to thrive in the out-of-school time hours. BOOST Boot Camp seminars offering strategies, lessons and relevant topics are available on an ongoing basis. 

The BOOST Team has over 30 combined years of experience in the out-of-school time field working at the Site level, Program Management, regional, statewide and national arena to support grantees and community-based organizations. Clients include County Offices of Education, School Districts, Community-Based Organizations and non-profits agencies such as YMCA's, Boys & Girls Clubs, and similar programs serving youth. 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship is a great opportunity to demonstrate your support for the out-of-school time community as well as increase your organization's visibility and exposure throughout the conference. This is your opportunity to reach a highly influential audience in a prime and credible environment while making a long-term impact to the development of our field. The BOOST Conference offers a variety of marketing and sponsorship amenities designed to fit every style and budget. These proven marketing tactics will increase your visibility at BOOST and improve your return on investment. 

Visit Us

We love to have visitors in our Little Italy studio - come by and take a tour of our workspace hub! We encourage participation in our monthly Family Days- get a chair massage and bring a vegetarian dish to share at our potlucks. Or join us in making an impact in our Give Back Days where we volunteer in the community.


Join the BOOST Leadership Team

The BOOST Leadership Team is critically important to the success of our event. This amazing Team is guided by the National BOOST Conference Advisory Board and provides big ideas, new connections, and practical strategies while adding credibility to the planning process. This comprehensive Leadership Team represents the diversity of after school and out-of-school time programs and includes representatives serving at all levels of the field. We are a quality conference truly planned by after school professionals, adding voice and value to the needs of the field.

Join the BOOST Implementation Team

The BOOST Implementation Team joins the BOOST Leadership Team in January to support the execution of the BOOST Conference and helps to put the final touches on the preparation process.

Become a BOOST Ambassador

BOOST Ambassadors are comprised of global leaders in the out-of-school time field to help support, promote, and bring awareness to services offered by the BOOST Collaborative. They are our biggest advocates, passionate about our brand, and are working hard to spread the word about the cause. 

Browse the Gear Shop

The BOOST Gear Shop, located on BOOST Cafe, sells a variety of products to BOOST your style, your training needs, and your program including books, t-shirts, and more! 

Travel with #PlanetBOOST

Buy any of our BOOST Gear and snap a picture of you "boosting our gear" anywhere around the world- on vacation, at your school, anywhere, just be creative! Be sure to post it on Instagram using the hashtag #PlanetBOOST. Each year, in celebration of Lights on! Afterschool, the BOOST Leadership Team will randomly choose one of the Gear BOOSTers on Planet BOOST to win FREE standard BOOST Conference registration for the following year's BOOST Conference.

Have a Presence

Attend the BOOST Conference

Join the nation's largest, most recognized and comprehensive conference for after school and in and out-of-school time professionals. Set in a retreat-like atmosphere, this extraordinary event will rejuvenate your passion and drive innovation for quality programming. Register your team and get ready to inspire youth, inspire learning, and inspire change!

Become an Exhibitor

Exhibit at the largest and most recognized conference for global after school and out-of-school time professionals. Set in a retreat-like atmosphere, the BOOST Conference is THE preferred conference for key stakeholders and decision-makers in after school, expanded learning, and in and out-of-school time professions. If you have products and services designed for educators, administrators, or after school and out-of-school time professionals, you can't afford to miss this year's BOOST Conference.  

Present a Workshop

We offer over 150 workshops to support out-of-school time educators on topics around the following themes:

  • Program Design, Development, and Quality
  • Staff Leadership
  • Partnerships and Building Relationships
  • Sustainability
  • Older Youth
  • Storyteller's Cafe
  • BOOST Film Festival
  • BOOST Nation: Town Hall
  • Master Classes

To learn more about our Workshop Themes, please visit: 

To submit an RFP to present a workshop.

Facilitate an Inspiration Station

Inspiration Stations are an informal way to bring a group of participants together for an in-depth conversation and to share perspectives about specific area(s) of interest or specific ideas. Hosting an Inspiration Station is a great opportunity to share best practices, new ideas, or get feedback. If interested, please submit an Inspiration Station application.  

Host a Meeting

Complimentary Meeting Space Available (up to 15 people)
The BOOST Conference offers complimentary meeting space for up to 15 people throughout the conference in the Agua Caliente Boardroom at the Palm Springs Convention Center, and in the Snowcreek Boardroom at the Renaissance Hotel. (These spaces do not include Audio Visual or food. Please let us know if you would like to order food or A/V). Please contact us to reserve your space This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Larger Meeting Space Is Available
We also have larger rooms available to meet the needs of your group. Looking to celebrate with your team, host a breakfast, or meet with colleagues? Please contact us to reserve your space at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learn more about hosting a meeting:


Our organization depends on the kindness and support of volunteers throughout the year and at the BOOST Conference. Please contact us if you are interested in making a difference. 

Intern with us

Our Internship Program is a short-term learning experience to help you prepare for a chosen career field or enhance your learning in a specific area. With international learning goals, supervision, and evaluation, interns apply their learning and "real world" experiences, enhancing their education and adding value to the employer. 

Internship Program Details:

  • Most internships last one semester (14 to 16 weeks) or one summer (10 to 14 weeks) with a minimum of 16 hours per week participation.
  • The internship program is an unpaid, volunteer position for school credit, resume building or career development.

Share Your Story

Become a Blogger for the BOOST BREAKFAST CLUB BLOG

Join global leaders online in a growing ongoing conversation surrounding hot topics in the out-of-school time community. The BOOST Breakfast Club Blog posts weekly blogs sharing their knowledge opinions, expertise... and what they had for breakfast! Interested in blogging? Contact us to become a blogger today! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Career Corner

If you are looking for a new job or your organization has a job to post, there is no cost to use our Career Corner.

Funding Opportunities

If you have a grant opportunity or you're looking for funding, we regularly update this page on the cafe with exciting funding sources to help take your program to the next level. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to feature an opportunity!

Resource Center

Our comprehensive online Resource Center is designed to bring you the most relevant free resources to enhance the quality of your out-of-school time program and professional development needs. We add resources to this section on an on-going basis so feel free to let us know if there is something you think we should add.

Support & Advocate

Support Us

Submit a letter of support for our work or an accolade and we will feature it on our website and on social media. Thank you in advance for your support! Read our Accolades here:


People are joining together across the country to push for quality, affordable afterschool programs for all youth. Networks of afterschool program providers and advocates are already working or forming in several states. Learn more about federal and state policy issues and how you can take action.

Connect Online

Monthly News 

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Social Media

Connect with the out-of-school time field and join the conversation by connecting with us online to learn about the latest trends in out-of-school time, gain access to free resources, and for pure inspiration.





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The #BOOSTChat is a shared online conversation among out-of-school time and youth development educators hosted by world-class experts on a specified topic. The BOOST Collaborative Team provides the forum for conversation through our Twitter Handle @TEAMBOOST. The #BOOSTChat format is a Q&A time for participants to ask questions and share their experiences with the topic.

We are always open to discuss creative ideas of how we can work together to support children, youth, families, and communities. Together we make a difference!

Tia Quinn
Founder & CEO
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