News

Check out the latest news about NAA and special announcements pertinent to the field of afterschool.

NAA Represented at Presidential Leadership Event

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 05:20

NAA President Gina Warner was amongst sixty military, business, and civic leaders from across the United States who recently met at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, during the inaugural event of the Presidential Leadership Scholars, to study decisions made by the nation's forty-third president while in office.

STEM Uncovered: Telling Our Afterschool Stories

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 00:00

2015 STEM Video Competition

Every day a light goes on in a young person's head as he or she grasps new concepts in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology—all because an afterschool or summer learning program has created a hands-on experience where interests are sparked and passions are fueled. Now is the time to tell that story.

Congrats to The Walking Classroom

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 00:00

Congrats to The Walking Classroom Institute on its press coverage on CBS News' What's Right With Our Schools series.

NAA Leader to Join Presidential Leadership Scholars

Monday, 23 February 2015 15:31

Gina Warner, President and CEO of The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), has been selected to be a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the U.S. presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. These presidential centers have partnered to bring together a select group of leaders who have the desire and capacity to take their leadership strengths to a higher level in order to help their communities and our country.

NAA, Click2SciencePD to Develop Afterschool STEM Credential

Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:00

The National Afterschool Association (NAA) has been awarded funding from the Noyce Foundation to develop the first-ever afterschool STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) credential. The investment centerpiece -- a STEM-related micro-credential and digital badge series -- offered by NAA and developed with Click2SciencePD, will serve as a validated, industry-wide indicator that afterschool staff have the requisite competencies to facilitate STEM learning across a variety of settings.

Nominations for NAA’s Most Influential in STEM are Open!

Monday, 19 January 2015 13:27

Do you know someone whose service, research, and action in the areas of STEM influence and have an impact on large numbers of youth and families?

 Nominate those individuals who are doing great things for NAA's Most Influential in STEM today! Nominations close January 23, 2015.

Cornell McClellan to Keynote 2015 NAA Convention in DC

Monday, 19 January 2015 13:23

Trainer to the First Family will deliver the keynote speech at NAA's annual convention.

Cornell McClellan is a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, and a fitness consultant and personal trainer to the First Family. He is also the owner of Naturally Fit, a training and wellness company in Chicago.

Microsoft Hosts Students During National Computer Science Week for Hour of Code

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 07:18

December's National Computer Science Week and Hour of Code brought a variety of coding-related activities into classrooms and afterschool programs around the country.

Heidi Ham Joins NAA Staff

Monday, 15 December 2014 09:43

Heidi Ham recently joined NAA as Vice President of Programs and Strategy. She will work closely with NAA Executive Director Gina Warner to lead the execution and development of NAA strategy to advance current work and to create and support new opportunities specifically focused on quality improvement, advancing professionalism, and strengthening state and local alliances. Get to know NAA's newest team member!

Dr. Dale Blyth Joins NAA Board

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 11:15

NAA is proud to welcome Dr. Dale Blyth to the NAA board as one of its newest members! Dr. Blyth is Extension Professor in the College of Education and Human Development, the Howland Endowed Chair in Youth Development Leadership, and a Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement at the University of Minnesota.

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