The Booster Institute is coordinated and presented by Dr. David W. Vandewalker, one of the nation’s leading scholars and advocates for modeling and empowering parent/booster program success. During this one-day booster/parent gathering, we will equip you with the tools to develop and operate a comprehensive, strategic, and practical plan for success.

Dr. David W. Vandewalker

Author & Featured Speaker

Strategic Boosters: How to THRIVE, Not Just Survive!

Session 1: Strategic Boosters: The Plan 
Session 2: Strategic Compliance:                 

                 How to Stay Out of Trouble with the Law 
Session 3: Strategic Volunteers: Building Strong Relationships 
Lunch on your own 
Session 4: Strategic Organization: Business Roles and Fundraising 
Session 5: Strategic Communications 
Session 6: Q&A and Networking

Participants are encouraged to download free mobile apps for Twitter® and Padlet® for use in some of the sessions.

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Who should attend?

Everyone responsible for and/or interested in the success of your program and education in your school and community, including:

  • Booster officers

  • Teachers

  • Instructors

  • Committees and fundraising/program chairs

  • Boosters looking to help make their organization stronger


Small or large; strong or weak; urban or rural; developing or new…we have valuable information for you.


Saturday, June 1, 2019

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m. to check in and network with other boosters from the metropolitan Atlanta area.


Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

955 Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

Marietta, GA—

Metro Atlanta, GA

How Much?    ​

  • Registration fee is $150 per booster club with no limit on the number of boosters attending. 

Strategic Boosters:

How to THRIVE, Not Just Survive!