BOOST Conference Presents Out-of-School Time Innovators Award

Apr 25, 2014, 12:49 ET from BOOST Conference

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, the BOOST Conference honors an innovative out-of-school time individual or program serving students, families and communities. Carla Sanger, M.Ed is this year's OSTI Award honoree, with the timing impeccable as she is retiring in November 2014.

Sanger will be stepping down from her position as the CEO and President of LA's BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow) After School Enrichment Program. Sanger served on numerous after school quality and evaluation advisory committees and task forces for the U.S. Department of Education, the State of California, and the County of Los Angeles. She will continue to remain a prominent and nationally recognized advocate of after school programs.

"Recognition by peers who know how hard it is to sustain and grow quality Expanded Learning experiences for children is the most-valuable award of all," Carla Sanger said, referring to her Lifetime Achievement award for Out-of-School Time Innovators from the BOOST Conference. "Mayor Tom Bradley was the lodestar for LA's BEST and I gratefully accept this honor in tribute to him."

The OSTI awards presentation will be held on Wednesday, April 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. following the general session.

The BOOST Conference takes place at the Palm Springs Convention Center from April 29 to May 2, 2014. The conference tagline "Inspire Youth, Inspire Learning, Inspire Change" will be emanate through the variety of learning opportunities, including the Film Festival, Inspiration Stations, Master Classes and other informative, interactive features the conference offers to provide professional development and resources for out-of-school time educators.

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