SE 3 EP 12: United States of Education: Then and Now - Live from BOOST Conference feat. Alexis Steines and Ben Trentelman
School: After HoursApril 30, 2023x
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SE 3 EP 12: United States of Education: Then and Now - Live from BOOST Conference feat. Alexis Steines and Ben Trentelman

Are you ready to experience the excitement of a live podcast recording? Join us at the BOOST Conference where we hosted our 1st live event that you won't want to miss. Our guests Alexis Steines (VP of Field Outreat at Afterschool Alliance) and Ben Trentelman (Executive Director at Utah Afterschool Network) chat with us about...

  • the struggles OST programs face coming out of the pandemic
  • addressing the needs of schools, students, and families with limited resources
  •  advocating for program and student needs 
  • and so much more

This podcast recording was an interactive experience that allowed the audience to ask questions and engage with our panelists in real-time. After listening to this episode, I hope you feel inspired and motivated to continue to do great work with young people. So what are you waiting for? Press play already!

Guest(s) Bio

Alexis Steines 

As Vice President of Field Outreach, Alexis Steines Rao serves as the liaison between the Afterschool Alliance and its growing network of afterschool providers. She keeps the field up-to-date on the ever-changing afterschool policy landscape and mobilizes them to affect the development of afterschool-related public policy. Alexis also manages the Afterschool Alliance’s national AmeriCorps VISTA project, focused on creating sustainable afterschool programs, increasing participation in the afterschool and summer meal programs, and expanding access to STEM education afterschool. Alexis joined the Afterschool Alliance in June 2011 after spending five years with the School Nutrition Association, primarily as the Public Affairs Associate. In that position, she monitored federal and state legislation, including the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, served as liaison to several allied organizations, and assisted in managing media relations for the association. Alexis holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from The George Washington University.

Ben Trentelman

Ben has been serving youth and communities in various capacities since 2002, and entered the afterschool field in 2006 where he has run afterschool programs all along the Wasatch Front for three different organizations and operated eight afterschool programs, impacting thousands of youth along the Wasatch Front. Ben joined UAN as the Director of Operations where he led efforts to expand and develop a comprehensive statewide continuous quality improvement system and has worked to develop numerous tools and resources. Ben has provided training and workshops on quality improvement, data collection, leadership, parent engagement and more both throughout the state and nationally. Ben is also a national consultant on data collection and continuous quality improvement. Ben has been serving as the Executive Director at the Utah Afterschool Network since 2021 where he supports the continued growth and expansion of afterschool programming throughout the state. 

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