Kids First Conference

September 27 and 28, 2022

Together, the Charter Institute at Erskine and the South Carolina Public Charter School District serve 50,000 charter school students across South Carolina in traditional brick-and-mortar and virtual formats. In an effort to bolster support for these students, the authorizers formed a historic partnership, titled “KidsFirst”, that is committed to collectively prioritize positive outcomes for students and families throughout South Carolina. The inaugural Kids First Conference was hosted by both authorizers to provide a professional development conference for the boards and leadership of both districts’ combined 65 schools. The first conference was an amazing event and the authorizers are looking forward to expanding the conference to become the largest gathering of charter school leaders in the Southeast. 

Mark Your Calendars!

2022 Conference Dates: September 27 and 28, 2022

2023 Conference Dates: September 26 and 27, 2023

Register your school’s team to attend the conference! 

Registration Deadline: September 2, 2022

Thank you to our sponsors!

Participate in this year's Conference

Present at the Conference

Click the link above to submit a proposal to present in a breakout session. Sessions are approximately 40 minutes in length and will be reviewed by an internal team. If your session is selected, you will receive email communication with next steps. Contact with any questions. Submissions are due August 10. 

Sponsor the Conference

There are many new exciting opportunities for your organization to participate in this year’s conference. Contact or for more information!

Click the icon above to sponsor the conference!

Last Year's Conference

Thank You to Our Kids First Conference Sponsors!