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FREE EVENT- No Fee Being Charged!

In recognition of National After School Professionals Appreciation Week- we will be hosting this conference at no cost to the participants.  We are celebrating you!  

Who should come?

Anyone who works in an after school program with students of any age!  This is a fabulous professional development opportunity for the whole staff.

For questions regarding registration, please call Dorcia Bartenope at 813-794-2215. 

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This conference is a FASA regional event!  Click here for more information on becoming a member of the Florida Afterschool Alliance.

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Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

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River Ridge High School 
11646 Town Center Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654

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Mary Grey 
District School Board of Pasco County 

9th Annual Afterschool Conference

"Celebrating Your Success" 


The District School Board of Pasco County's Office for After School Enrichment Programs, invites you to join other afterschool providers for a day of comprehensive professional development opportunities.  You will select from a variety of workshops focusing on topics that are important for administration, site based management or front line direct care providers.  View the latest in resources and meet vendors in the exhibit area, network and interact with your peers and colleagues while enhancing your knowledge of common interests and challenges in the profession of school age child care.


Your FREE registration includes the full day of workshops, lunch,  exhibit area, fabulous opening and Keynote speakers and other fun activities sprinkled throughout the day! Training certificates will be provided for each registrant at the conclusion of the days activities and CEU's will be available for a nominal fee.  This is a day you don't want to miss.


Opening Presenter

Steve Turner

Founder of Giving Tree Music

Steve Turner, Founder of Giving Tree Music will be joining us this year! Giving Tree Music has been traveling across the United States making music and building community for over 20 years!  At Giving Tree Music, their mission is to bring people together using the drum as a vehicle.  It doesn't matter who you are, you can connect with those around you.

Get ready to be energized and celebrated as we drum, dance, sing and laugh together at our opening presentation.

Keynote Presenter

Dr. Gale Gorke

 Executive Director of Kids Kan Inc.

Speaker, Trainer and Author


Dr. Gale K. Gorke, Gale has been a public school educator nearly 40 years, teaching at both the elementary and secondary levels.  She currently is the Executive Director of Kids Kan Inc., an organization that specializes in staff development, activity selection and program implementation. Gale has served as an adjunct professor for several universities. Her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction focused on academic intervention in after school programs and her Ed.S. is in School Psychology.  She effectively models teaching that accommodates for all student’s ability levels and reflects a keen awareness of child and adolescent development and brain-based learning principles.  Her enthusiasm is contagious!  Gale believes the best way to learn is through play and the way you show up for the game is the way you show up for life.          


To register or RSVP to this event, please click the link below.
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