The Synergy Conference 2018 in Greenville, NC was a huge success. This year’s conference, “Building Tomorrow’s Workforce Today Through Expanded Learning”, featured workshops in Arts & Literacy, Closing Gaps, College & Career Readiness, Organizational Capacity, Public/Private Partnerships, S.T.E.M., and Youth Development. We hope that all of this year’s attendees enjoyed the engaging keynote speakers, dynamic range of workshop topics and opportunities to network with other service providers from across the state.

We would be remiss if we didn’t take the time to acknowledge and thank everyone that made this year’s conference a success. Thank you to all of our sponsors for making the conference possible! We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you to our amazing keynote speakers who inspired us and challenged us to persevere in our efforts to build tomorrow’s leaders. Thank you to the amazing vendors who shared invaluable resources with our conference attendees that can be utilized within programs statewide.Thank you to our workshop presenters who offered an extensive array of workshop sessions throughout the duration of the conference. Your expertise and passion is unrivaled. Last, but certainly not least, thank you to all of our attendees who traveled from near and far to attend. Thank you for everything that you do through your programs to support, inspire and prepare our youth for their futures.


Synergy Conference 2018 Booklet



Scores to Scholarships: Get Your Students Ready! – Gallery 2
The Power of Families and Books: A Summer Approach – Gallery 3
Advocacy 101 – Gallery 4
It Takes a Village: Community-Driven Care in Non-Traditional Afterschool Programs – Gallery 5
Keeping STEAM Simple, but Effective! – Emerald Room West


Human Trafficking: Equipping Our Youth with the Tools for Healthy Relationships and Social Change – Gallery 1
Developing College-Going Behaviors through the Creation of Cultures of Learning – Gallery 3
TuPortalSTEM – Engaging Hispanic Students in STEM Education – Gallery 4
The HELPS Program Can Provide YOU with the Tools to Help Struggling Readers – Gallery 5


Enriching Your STEM Youth Programs with the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology – Gallery 1
Golden LEAF Grant Opportunities – Gallery 3
Middle School Mania: Engaging Middle School Students through the Arts – Gallery 6
Hustle for the Muscle – Emerald Room West


Strong Families, Safe Villages – Gallery 1
Best Practices for Operations and Fiscal Management –  Gallery 2
Do You Need C.P.R. in Classroom Management? Here Are Lifesaving Strategies to Help You Eliminate Behaviors – Gallery 3
In-Depth Roadmap of Need: Interpreting the Data –  Gallery 4
STEM and the Montessori Method – Gallery 5
Resilience & Learning: Creating Trauma-Sensitive Spaces for Children & Youth – Gallery 6
Bringing Tennis into the Classroom – It’s More than a Game – Emerald Room West


Strong Families, Safe Villages – Gallery 1
Coding and LEGOS and Kids – Oh My! – Gallery 2
NC Kids Digital Library – The First of Its Kind – Gallery 3
Resilience & Learning: Creating Trauma-Sensitive Spaces for Children & Youth – Gallery 6
Who is Afraid of S.T.E.M.: Project Based Learning – Emerald Room West


Engaging Academic Programming & Strategic Partnerships – Gallery 4


Wake Ready: Community Strategies for Creating a College-Going Culture Beginning in Middle School – Gallery 1
Growth Hacking Strategies to Spark Engagement, Grow Revenue & Build Mega-Supporters – Gallery 2
Science After School: Creating an Outreach S.T.E.M.Program – Gallery 3
Ready, Set, Work! – Gallery 5
Walk, Listen and Learn with the Walking Classroom – Emerald Room West

We can’t wait until next year! Plans for Synergy 2019 are underway and details will be forthcoming… Hope to see you next year!

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