Announcing our 12th Annual Conference

VPOST is proud to announce our 12th Annual Conference will be taking place on September 20, 2021 in Roanoke, VA. This year’s conference theme, “Come Together” is inspired by the hope that reconnection brings. Just as many of us are reuniting with our loved ones thanks to vaccinations and dropping COVID-19 cases, many out-of-school time programs have or are beginning to return to in-person settings. It is a time to celebrate that we can gather with our participants and colleagues with reduced risk and truly cherish one another’s presence. But there is no denying that we can’t just go back to where we were. If we are to come together in an authentic way, we must also address the impact and trauma of interrupted learning and social isolation. We must reaffirm our commitment to creating more equitable and inclusive out-of-school time programs that truly invite everyone to come together. Finally, we must hold space for ourselves and others to process our journey in navigating these complex times. We hope you’ll mark your calendars to come together with us!

Request for Proposals Now Open

The need for the out-of-school time community to coalesce and be guided by leaders in the field is crucial to serving the young people of Virginia. VPOST is looking for those that have expert insights, proven strategies, inspiration, and innovations in the field to meet this challenge!

Workshop Strands

●  Activities and Environments for the Whole Child

●  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

●  Social-Emotional Learning and Trauma-Informed Care

●  Relationships and Connection

●  Policy, Advocacy, and Pandemic Relief Funding

Past Conferences

“I was personally and professionally renewed and enriched by this conference. I learned so many things in the workshops, but also met new people and was able to interact with other teachers outside of the school environment. Thank you VPOST!”

Rise Up and Shine 2019 Conference Attendee

Technical Trainings

If you are interested in our technical assistance trainings, please contact Blaire Denson: