The Synergy Conference 2021 will convene virtually April 27th, 2021 to April 30th, 2021. This year’s conference is themed:
REVOLUTIONIZING AFTERSCHOOL: Renew – Reconnect – Rise.
The conference timeline can be viewed here. Please note that the Tuesday, April 27th and Wednesday, April 28th portion of the conference will consist of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Statewide Meetings only. For those registered attendees that are not 21st CCLC programs, the first live plenary of the Synergy Conference will begin at 9:30 am on Thursday, April 29th. It is our hope that you will join us virtually utilizing the platform, iCohere.
 
 
 
 
Registration for the conference will cost $75. To register, click the button below.
 
The Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for workshop presenters and vendors are now closed. Workshop strands include Arts & Literacy, Closing Gaps, College & Career Readiness, Organizational Capacity, Public/Private Partnerships, S.T.E.M, Social-Emotional Learning, and Youth Development.
 
 
Descriptions for each workshop strand can be viewed on the RFPs here
 

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AT THE SYNERGY CONFERENCE 2021

AFTERSCHOOL CHAMPION AWARD NOMINATIONS

NC CAP is accepting nominations for the 2021 Afterschool Champions. Nominees should demonstrate outstanding work in developing, supporting, and promoting high-quality afterschool and out-of-school time programs to benefit youth and families statewide. The deadline to submit nominations is March 21st, 2021. Selected award recipients will be recognized during the virtual award ceremony at the Synergy Conference 2021 on April 29th, 2021.

LIFETIME AFTERSCHOOL CHAMPION
This award spotlights an individual, program, or organization whose life or mission has demonstrated outstanding work in developing, supporting, and promoting high-quality afterschool and out-of-school time programs to benefit youth and families. Nominees should have more than ten (10) years of experience.

EMERGING AFTERSCHOOL CHAMPION
This award spotlights an individual, program, or organization whose life or mission has demonstrated considerable work in developing, supporting, and promoting high-quality afterschool and out-of-school time programs to benefit youth and families. Nominees should have between three (3) and ten (10) years of experience.

A letter of recommendation or support should accompany every nomination.
**Note: For a program nomination, a letter of support must be from a youth program participant or parent. 

YOUTH PANEL NOMINATIONS

NC CAP is seeking youth panelists to discuss their experiences in afterschool, before school, and summer programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists should be active or recently graduated participants of out-of-school time programs from across the state. Selected youth will be awarded a gift card for their contribution to the Synergy Conference 2021. Nominations will close March 15th, 2021

If you have any questions regarding the Synergy Conference 2021, please email the NC CAP team at ncafterschool@ncforum.org. Please check back for additional details.