UB Staff Attend Annual MEOA Conference
On Thursday, October 13 the staff at NMH Upward Bound piled into a mini-van with Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks in hand to head off to the 32nd annual Massachusetts Educational Opportunity Association (MEOA) conference in Devens MA In the past, NMH Upward Bound has been well represented at the MEOA with previous director, Gisele Litalien, acting as Past President and this year was no different with Breyana Roman on the board as Communications Chair. This year’s conference focused on Civic Engagement and Social Change, meaning workshops focused on the power of education and educators’ ability to have deliberate and conscious change on the lives of students. NMH Upward Bound Alumna Eugenia Cojocaru received a scholarship on behalf of the organization.
While at the conference, we had the opportunity to attend individual workshops focusing on educational topics ranging from Girls in STEM to the importance of counseling support for students who have undergone trauma, to proven and reliable ways nonprofits can build relationships with their state’s Representatives and Selectmen. The MEOA conference was an excellent opportunity for the NMH UB staff to network with other educators and gain tools to support our students throughout the academic year and summer, and we look forward to the opportunity to be a part of it again next year!