Eastern Michigan's Bright Futures Presents:

3rd Annual Youth Development Conference

Please join Eastern Michigan University's Bright Futures and The Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, for our third annual Ideas to Action conference! We invite leaders, practitioners, researchers, and stakeholders to learn about the most recent Social Emotional Learning (SEL) research and discuss how to best bring these practices into the educational community.


We will have SCECHS available to those who wish to earn them.


Download a free copy of “Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices for Social & Emotional Learning” by clicking here and scrolling down to the bottom of the page to "Download now". Print versions will also be available at the conference for $10.


Register now!

Click here for single tickets

For group sales, please contact Scott Teasdale at steasdal@emich.edu


Want to start following the movement now?

What’s your idea of a “brave space” in the classroom, work space, at home?

Share them with us on the Bright Futures Facebook page here.

Use the hashtags #:   #bravespaces, #SocialEmotionalLearning, #truEMU,

#Ypsilanti, #EMUBF


Are you unable to attend the Conference but would still like to support the work of Bright Futures?
Click here to make a much appreciated donation.

"Incorporating deliberate practices that embed SEL content in our afterschool program experiences has energized our staff while supporting youth in becoming independent, thoughtful, empathic, reflective, engaged, and skilled leaders and team-members.   In fact, SEL has made us all better learners, teammates, and citizens, adults and students alike."
-Dr. Lynn Malinoff, Director, Bright Futures

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203 Boone Hall

Ypsilanti, MI 48197


(734) 487-0372

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