The focus was primarily on "after and out of school time". My goal in attending the conference was to learn more about the programs, specifically physical fitness programs, that best serve the children in the community. While Fit Girls has been a big hit here in Medfield (there are almost 60 girls signed up for the spring session!), I have a great deal to learn about city schools and programs in order to adjust and adapt Fit Girls for this population.
It was incredibly helpful to meet the more experienced girl serving program directors including Anne from CityKicks (soccer), Regan from G-ROW (crew) and Deborah, the founder of LEAP, a powerful self-defense program for girls ages 8-18. Great women with great programs for girls! And great role models for me to learn and grow in the wonderful world of nonprofit youth fitness.
Another interesting fact: the finish line of the Boston Marathon is at the base of the Boston Public Library - which brings together the running and reading.