Since the election in November we've been hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. The recent news about President Trump's "skinny budget", proposing the elimination of 21st Century Learning Center funding is heartbreaking and has dire consequences.
The inaugural National AfterSchool Association's Most Influential in Health and Wellness selections and honorable mentions are distinguished for their strong advocacy for and support of health and wellness in afterschool.
Working in the private and public sectors, I have been involved in science education for over 20 years. From parents and principals, to CEOs and administrators, I am passionate and accustomed to fighting for STEM. Today, I need to speak about something more fundamental.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has received a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) School Health Branch to provide technical assistance and training to school districts and school buildings, to support healthy eating and physical activity in out-of-school time (OST) settings.
The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), the lead organization for the advancement of the afterschool professional, has selected its 2017 Next Generation of Afterschool honorees.
In selecting NAA's Next Generation of Afterschool 2017, proudly sponsored by S&S Worldwide, the National AfterSchool Association sought to highlight emerging professionals who are active in the afterschool community—young leaders who possess passion, creativity and a commitment to youth; who embrace professional development; who embody the NAA core competencies.
This past summer, members of the National AfterSchool Association spent time with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and other organizations in Ireland as part of their annual International Learning Exchange.
Intermediary organizations play a critical role in the afterschool ecosystem by connecting OST providers to each other and to other stakeholders – including policymakers, funders, parents and communities.
With the nomination last week of Betsy DeVos to serve as Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education, it is widely accepted that school choice will play a large role in the new presidential administration. What does this mean for afterschool?