Let's Start Planning for Summer!


January is the perfect time to start planning for summer programs. Join Alicia Roberson of YMCA Central New York and Megan Glynn of Southeast Ventura County YMCA, along with Mark Williams and Joy Dixon from BellXcel, to learn what you can do now to set yourself up for your most successful summer yet.

We will discuss the importance of setting program goals and ways to approach planning and professional learning for staff, along with how to leverage streamlined checklists with your BellXcel Program Planner throughout your program journey.


Learning objectives for this session:

    • Hear what other programs have done - and plan to do - to prepare for summer
    • Discover what tasks you should tackle NOW to set yourself up for success this summer
    • Learn to leverage the pre-populated tasks based on proven best practices to jump-start your program planning
    • Explore the content and tools that support you and your staff in your planning - every step of the way

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Meet Your Speakers:

Mark Williams

Mark Williams 
Chief Partner Success Officer at BellXcel

Mark Williams serves as chief of partner success at BellXcel. Mark has dedicated his career to the issue of educational equity and innovation as a teacher and nonprofit leader.

Joy Dixon. MPh

Joy Dixon, MPh 
Director, Partner Success at BellXcel

Joy Dixon is a nonprofit professional who has spent over a decade developing and training young leaders. As director of partner success, Joy guides partners through implementation and program execution within the BellXcel platform.

Megan Glynn

Megan Glynn 
Chief Development Officer at Southeast Ventura County YMCA

Megan played an integral role in launching Power Scholars in 2018 and has successfully grown the program from 60 scholars in 2018 to an expected 300+ scholars in 3 school districts in 2022.  Megan leads a team of over 60+ educators and camp counselors who work tirelessly year round to bring this successful program to life each summer.  Additionally, she has secured multi-year funding from foundations and individual donors to ensure the long-term sustainability of this program.   

Alicia Robinson

Alicia Roberson
Director of Education at YMCA Central New York

Alicia Roberson is the Director of Education and Grants Management at the YMCA of Central New York. She has been with the Y for 11 years and started Power Scholars 6 years ago. She is also a professor at the local community college.

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