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Please note: New staff will be required to “Sign Up” to register for selected workshops. Once you selects “Sign Up” you will be directed to complete your new profile. Please take care to enter your details correctly, and identify which OST program you are attached to. Once you have successfully signed up, you can select “Sessions” to return to the list of workshops.
In 2013, the Agenda for Children created the OST Symposium for the Cambridge out-of-school time community. The Symposium was designed as an opportunity for members of the community to present their passions, interests and best practices to each other in a conference-style format, with large group events, break-out sessions, and networking opportunities. The first Symposium included upwards of twenty-five workshops that engaged over 200 community participants. All presenters were members of the Cambridge OST community, including front line staff, program directors, executives, and Agenda for Children Coaches.
Each Fall the OST Symposium harnesses Cambridge's collective efforts and knowledge, moving the community forward in its pursuit of excellent practice. In the spirit of inclusion, equity and access, the event is open to everyone with an interest in participating, including our external partners.
The creation of a safe environment that supports our efforts in building our OST professional community through peer leadership, mutual learning, and sharing of challenges and promising practices.
The creation of a professional development opportunity for community practitioners that embodies the Agenda for Children’s mission, “to convene, support and share innovations with the youth-serving community of Cambridge,” and belief that “all people have the capacity for change and growth; when adults who work with youth are provided with opportunities for continuous learning, clear expectations and accountability, there is a positive impact on opportunities and experiences for youth."