Join local leaders, public officials, youth development experts and educators at the Cooperative for After-School Enrichment Out-of-School Time Conference Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Houston Reliant Park, 8686 Kirby Dr. in Houston, Texas. The local after-school conference provides a first public release of statistical information about after-school programs and youth in Houston through the State of After-School Breakfast from 8-9 a.m. The conference promotes best practices with over 150 out-of-school time professionals expected to attend.
Houston City Councilmember C.O. “Brad” Bradford shares the latest local research on quality out-of-school programs and their latest local research on quality out-of-school programs and their value to deterring juvenile crime in Houston. Special guests are Molly Wofford, executive director of the Texas Partnership for Out-of-School Time and Lisa Caruthers, Ph.D., CASE director.
The daylong event includes teambuilding opportunities, engaging workshops, networking and new materials and supplies from after-school exhibitors and vendors. The slogan for the conference is: because what happens between school and home matters. Continuing education credits are available for educators.
Cost is $40 for the State of After-School Address Breakfast only, or $80 for the breakfast and workshops. Go to www.hcde-texas.org to register. Find more detailed information at www.afterschoolzone.org or call 713-696-1331.
About CASE: The Cooperative for After-School Enrichment, or CASE, is a division of Harris County Department of Education and supports over 55 after-school programs which serve more than 5,000 children in 10 area school districts and 4 charter schools throughout Houston and Harris County. The CASE mission is to strengthen, support and sustain after school for all children. Go to www.afterschoolzone.org or more information.
About HCDE: Harris County Department of Education provides education services to the general public and 25 school districts throughout Harris County and beyond. Services include adult education, programs to promote safe schools, after-school programs, therapy services, professional development for educators, special schools, alternative certification for principals and teachers, Early Childhood Intervention and Head Start programs. We offer purchasing procurement, grant development, program research and evaluation, records management, and school finance support. Since 1889, our services continue to evolve to meet the needs of our education public. Visit us at www.hcde-texas.org.
Carol Vaughn, Communications/Media Relations Manager
713-696-0756, office or 281-660-9205, cell