TMSF XVIII Conference: Going The Extra Yard! Saturday, November 15, 2008 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


 Going The Extra Yard!

The Touching Minds, Shaping Futures Conference is a free, bi-annual professional development conference for San Diego County after-school programming staff, youth workers and youth mentors brought to you by The Children's Initiative.

Thank you for your interest in TMSF.  As of now, we are at capacity with online registration.  However, if you would like to attend TMSF on Saturday, November 15, 2008, you are welcome to go to Mann Middle School in the morning of the 15th and sign in on the “waiting list;” depending on the number of “no shows” of registered attendees, you could potentially participate.  The “waiting list” will be available by 7:30 a.m. & is set up on a first come basis. By 8:00 a.m. if numbers allow, people on the waiting list would be given the “O.K.” to participate in the conference.  Thank you for your interest and after school flexibility!

On Saturday, November 15th TMSF will be celebrating and supporting after school educators with quality workshops and tons of fun...FOOTBALL style, so get off the bench, into the game, and gain the skills to score a touchdown!


Going The Extra Yard! Workshop Line Up for Sessions 1 & 2:

  • Physical Activities with little or no supplies
  • Jump Rope
  • Science Activities
  • Math Activities
  • Homework Support and Disguised Learning
  • Team Building
  • XTRA WEEKLY with free annual Xtra Weekly subscriptions
  • Yoga
  • Teen Empowerment, Activism, and Mentoring 
  • KIT- Success with Challenging Behavior: ADHD
  • Partnering with Principals & Admin
  • Tiger Woods Foundation- Empowering Youths to Lead
  • Recruitment and Retention Strategies

***NEW GAME PLAN!!!  This TMSF our 3rd session will be filled with 15 hands-on interactive "make it and take it workshops", quick tip activity ideas, group lead discussion forums and innovative programming ideas and best practices facilitated by veteran presenters and on-site experts!  

Going The Extra Yard! Workshop Line Up for Session 3:

  • Transitions
  • Problem Solving 101: Cracking the Code with Fred Becker
  • Bootcamp for Kids
  • Crafting with Recyclable Materials
  • Gardening
  • Improv
  • Healthy Half Time Snacks
  • Youth Activism
  • Art
  • Creative Clubs
  • Attendance Dosage with !Mpact Consulting


Along with quality workshops you can expect:

*An Amazing Halftime Show  accompanied by an After School Style Tailgate Lunch BBQ with your choice of Hamburger, Hotdog, or Veggie Burger! 

*A free conference gift and the chance to take home some very cool raffle prizes! Our grand prize is a $200.00 gift card for stubhub! (In order to qualify for the grand prize raffle, each individual must pre-register through this eventbrite link.

*An opportunity to network with other after school staff!

* To wear your favorite NFL team jersey or football gear- just remember we're all on the same team...the after school team!  



Going The Extra Yard!  Conference Schedule:

7:30am - 8:00am Breakfast and On-site registration

8:00am - 8:15am Welcome

8:15am - 8:25am Transition to 1st Session

8:25am - 9:40am Session 1 Workshops

9:40am - 9:50am Transition to 2nd Session

9:50am - 11:05am Session 2 Workshops

11:05am - 11:15am Transition to 3rd Session

11:15am - 12:15pm Session 3 Workshops

12:15pm - 1:15pm Half Time Show, After School Style Lunchtime tailgate BBQ, and Grand Prize Raffle!


If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Christina Prado at



 Join the fun - Gain the experience - Be a team player!


"Rule #76: No excuses, play like a champion."  ~Vince Vaughn


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