Announcing the 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker…
We’re thrilled to announce that Fausto A. López, Afterschool & Expanded Learning Specialist with the Learning Supports Network at American Institutes for Research, is the keynote speaker for the 2015 School’s Out, Make It Count: Arizona Out-of-School Time Conference.
A native of Chicago, López has lead and organized youth programs for 15 years, engaging youth in art based service projects, community organizing, and civic leadership. Most recently, he lead the development of an expanded learning guide and training model for afterschool programs in Mexico and Argentina and contributed to the Beyond the Bell Toolkit, 4th edition.
López works with new and emerging afterschool and education systems to design resources and tools that support programs in the development, implementation, and evaluation of quality youth programs. He is a nationally recognized presenter on education and afterschool topics and facilitates national, regional, and statewide educational workshops that connect research and practice.
His keynote address at the 2015 School’s Out, Make It Count Conference will focus on the importance of building strong relationships between staff and youth.