NAA's Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders identifies young leaders and recognizes and cultivates the talent of afterschool champions who have the potential to influence the field of afterschool for years to come. The selected emerging leader honorees will have demonstrated contributions that have started to influence beyond individual programs to organizations and communities, a proven passion for developing themselves and others, active engagement in efforts to elevate the afterschool field, and demonstrated persistence in their work to grow as leaders.
Join NAA in recognizing extraordinary individuals, age 30 or under -firm believers in the power of afterschool―who are vested in things like advocacy, professional development, creative program design, the power of youth voice, data and evaluation, and social justice.
If you know of a candidate worthy of this honor, review the information below and submit your nomination!
For the Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders 2023, NAA will highlight individuals age 30 or under as of November 1, 2022 who are:
In addition, successful nominees will demonstrate:
Each honoree will receive a free NAA Executive membership, a free NAA22 Convention registration, ongoing leadership development, support in broadening their professional networks, and other opportunities to expand their impact. Those selected must be willing to respond to a written interview, submit a professional photo, agree to be featured in the Spring 2023 issue of AfterSchool Today magazine, and be highlighted on NAA's social channels and digital content.
Nomination period: November 1- December 7, 2022
"This group of leaders represents the creativity, dedication, and commitment of the best of our next generation of the afterschool profession. We are honored to recognize them because we know the important role strong leadership plays in promoting positive outcomes for the children and youth." - Gina Warner, President and CEO, National AfterSchool Association