Trainings & Events
To achieve its goal of expanding access to high-quality afterschool programs, the Iowa Afterschool Alliance provides professional development and training to help improve and maintain the quality of programming available to children and families.
April 24-26, 2019
Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center
Preconference: Poverty Simulation
Facilitated by Northwest AEA, this poverty simulation will put you in the shoes of a family in poverty as they make ends meet. You will hop from station-to-station representing the many entities in the lives of families living in poverty, including DHS, grocery stores, and medical appointments. You will leave this session with a newfound appreciation for what families in poverty must do to make ends meet day-to-day with limited money while experiencing various hardships.
If you are interested in helping shape next year's conference agenda and schedule, please consider joining the Professional Development Committee! Contact Michelle Rich at email@example.com if interested.