Announcing the 2019 Michigan AfterSchool Association Spring Conference in Kalamazoo, MI

2019: Quest for the best in the out-of-school time (OST) field

May 6, 2019


Thank you for attending and making the MAA Spring Conference a huge success! 


Conference Schedule at a Glance

Exhibitor Set-up

6:45- 7:25

Exhibits Open


Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast


Opening Plenary


  • Conference Welcome – Jennifer Bonner, MAA Board Chair
  • Quest for the Best Dr. -Meg Blinkiewicz KYDNET, MAA Secretary
  • Keynote -Pam Allyn Integrating Social, Emotional learning and literacy best practices for Summer and Out-of-School Time

Workshop Session I


Workshop Session II


Lunch and networking with Exhibitors


Workshop Session III


Workshop Session IV


MAA Celebration Café with Exhibitors


  • SCECH Checkout
  • Performance by “Kids in Tune” (Afterschool Music Program for youth)
  • Raffle and Silent Auction Winners Announced!
  • Peer Networking

Conference Info

Join your peers and colleagues for the Michigan AfterSchool Association Spring Conference in downtown Kalamazoo. This is your chance to interact, learn and grow together with your peers, be motivated by inspirational speakers and learn best practices in out-of-school time programming at the annual conference. This year we will be offering over thirty interactive workshops that will be on and off site with presenters who are experts in the field of early childhood, day and out -of- school time. You will have the opportunity to see what is new as you visit over twenty five exhibitors and participate in the silent auction and raffle that will be held at the conference.

Who should attend: Anyone who works with children ,school time administrators, school counselors, social workers, early childhood professionals, youth  workers,  and anyone who is in the OST field  should attend. MAA is the largest out of school time membership association in the state.  Any questions for information about scholarships or questions regarding our upcoming conference please feel free to contact us at


Join us for an inspiring and informational Keynote Presentation to kick off the 2019 conference.

The 7 Strengths Model for Success: Embracing and Using the Power of Social Emotional Learning and Literacy to Change Children’s Lives

Pam Allyn will share a powerful model for integrating social emotional learning and literacy best practices for after school and summer hours: all the times that matter most and where children and young adults can advance rapidly as learners, as readers, as writers and as strong, confident young people. With the 7 Strengths, Pam has built curriculum and best practices that support children at all levels of literacy learning to achieve their best goals and outcomes. In this session, Pam will share the ways we can use authentic texts and authentic writing experiences to help all children share their stories, read deeply and widely and engage with academic learning to profoundly improve achievement through deep and meaningful engagement with literacy.

View more about Pam Allyn




Want to see more about what you’ll experience at the Spring Conference? Check out the 2018 conference in video and photos:

Check out our Facebook page for recorded video of inspirational speakers, plus photos from the event.

Photo gallery link


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MAA Office:

151 South Rose Street, Suite 601, Kalamazoo Mi 49007