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Afterschool Matters Dialogue: Promoting Social Justice and Youth Perceptions of Law Enforcement
Join the National Institute on Out-of-School Time for a discussion on youth experiences in OST programs. The dialogue will be begin with presentations from two fellows of the National Afterschool Matters professional development program:

Out-of-School Time Experiences that Promote Social Justice and Diversity
by Mariana Quintanilla

Investigating Youth Perceptions of Law Enforcement Professionals through Guided Reflective Journaling
by Karl Benz

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session. This program will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. Please send questions about this program to niost@wellesley.edu

Oct 26, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Mariana Quintanilla
Mariana manages eight Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) programs, serving more than 10000 students a year. Since 2014 she has been training volunteers in Cultural Sensitivity to equip them with tools before they start volunteering in Title I schools. For the last six years, she has been an active board member of San Rafael City Schools Foundation, HeadsUp, where she continues to be an advocate for immigrant children and families in Marin County. In 2014, Mariana received the BACR Best Practices Award for After School Programs and a Golden Bell Award from the Marin County Office of Education.
Karl Benz
Karl serves as the Arkansas Out of School Time Network (AOSN) Professional Development and Leadership Coordinator. In this role, he support OST professionals by coordinating Best Practices (BPAs) and STEM Academies, both promoting awareness of topics, trends and practices essential to offering quality expanded learning opportunities. In addition, Karl facilitates the Leadership In Action (LIA) program, that is a chance for experienced OST practitioners to gain valuable leadership experiences and share insights with other leaders in a learning community format.