Inspiring Staff and Building Capacity to Improve Health Outcomes
How can you successfully share health and wellness programming with your students if your staff isn’t on board? Join us to learn how creating a successful out-of-school time program starts with inspiring staff to be their best selves. We’ll hear from a local park and recreation agency who created a sustainable culture shift encouraging staff to be healthy, inspired, and ready to teach and lead students successfully through their healthy out-of-school time program. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation will also share policy guidance and advice on creating an internal movement key to improving the health outcomes of your whole agency.
National Recreation and Park Association
Maureen Acquino is a program specialist for the National Recreation and Park Association. As a part of the Health and Wellness team, she focuses on healthy out-of-school time programming and inclusive practices in parks and recreation.
National Network Manager
Ava DeBovis serves as National Network Manager for the Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiative at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Ava is responsible for supporting the Alliance's national partnerships with the National Recreation and Parks Association and Boys and Girls Clubs of America, as well as providing technical assistance and resources for out-of-school time sites as they work to achieve the National Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards. She has a degree in Political Science from the College of Charleston and is a proud AmeriCorps VISTA alumnae. Ava enjoys long walks through Maryland parks with her dog Penny and exploring Virginia farmers markets for new varieties of fruits and vegetables.
National Out-of-School Time Advisor
Daniel W. Hatcher serves as National Out-of-School Time Advisor for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. At the Alliance, Daniel is responsible for managing and delivering technical assistance services and resources for out-of-school time sites as they work to achieve National Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards. Daniel has a BA in International Relations and a Masters of Public Health, both from Western Kentucky University. Daniel regularly blogs on topics relevant to healthy afterschool at https://host.healthiergeneration.org/new__notable/.