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Welcome to the 2018 AFCOST Symposium. Below you will find the schedule and registration.
The Symposium will be held at Lesley University Brattle Campus.
 Washburn and Sherrill Halls on Lesley’s Brattle Campus (off of Garden Street)

See map: https://www.lesley.edu/map


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Melinda Barbosa

Cambridge Youth Programs
Interim Center Director
12 Gilmore Street
Melinda Barbosa is a trainer, facilitator and youth worker who believes in a program culture that encourages youth-owned ideas and projects supported by staff members trained to nurture growth and who encourage youth to imagine inconceivable possibilities for themselves. Melinda regularly presents her work in positive youth development, behavior management strategies and professional development of staff at local and national conferences.

In 2009, Melinda began her career as a youth worker, while also building a presence as a lifestyle blogger and consultant to plus-size fashion brands. In 2011, Melinda was promoted to Program Director at Cambridge Youth Programs, focusing on middle school aged youth, and now serves as Interim Center Director. Melinda attended Bryn Mawr College and was a Posse Foundation scholar.

Melinda has a background as a basketball player and is dedicated to developing the scholar-athlete. She uses her background in graphic design and digital media to create dynamic visuals and learning tools for youth development professionals and programs.