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This year’s conference theme authentically speaks to the enduring journey we are all on. Are We There Yet?!: Cultivating Joy on the Long and Winding Road is a humorous and honest nod to the collective fatigue from constant adaptation. When you are in a place where the future seems unpredictable, the need to remain in the present moment and find joy in the everyday becomes paramount. Joy provides momentary respite on that long road refueling our service of the youth and families looking to us. Finally, small moments of joy help lift ourselves and our colleagues up on our journey in navigating these complex times. Join us in cultivating joy for the mentoring and out-of-school time communities in Virginia!

What You Can Access with Your Conference Ticket

  • Admission to our 2-day Conference (9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. EST)
  • 16 live workshop presentations
  • Additional pre-recorded, on-demand sessions
  • Post-event access to presentation recordings
  • Member account, including profile picture and bio
  • Direct message, group message, and forum posts 
  • Virtual Expo Hall with vendor pages
  • 3-D Virtual Lounge for networking
  • Virtual Scavenger Hunt with scoreboard and prizes

Workshop Strands:

  • Activities and Environments for the Whole Child
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Social-Emotional Learning and Trauma-Informed Care
  • Relationships, Connection and Self-Care Strategies
  • Policy, Advocacy, and Pandemic Relief Funding

Speakers and additional information will be continuously added to our conference site. Check back often for updates!

Questions may be directed to Sarah Wilkinson at

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at our conference? Check out our Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities here.