Awards & Recognition

NAA and our partners are doing some great things to elevate the field of afterschool!

Friday, 14 April 2017 00:00

First Things First: Know Your Audience

If you were to spend any significant amount of time with me in marketing meetings brainstorming, it's likely you'd eventually hear me blurt out "Audience first!" It's one of my favorite quotes.

Published in AfterSchool of Thought
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 06:37

What is STEM?

From colleges to preschools, STEM continues to be a hot topic for both formal and informal education. STEM education is being driven by our increasingly technical society, a fear that America is falling behind in innovation, a lack of STEM college graduates and the need to prepare today's youth for the jobs of tomorrow.

Since the election in November we've been hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.

Published in News

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.

Published in Awards/Recognition
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 05:56

In Defense of Science

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.

Published in News
Thursday, 26 January 2017 04:33

4 Projects to Help Meet Your Goals in 2017

What are your organizational resolutions for the New Year?

The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), the lead organization for the advancement of the afterschool professional, has selected its 2017 Next Generation of Afterschool honorees.

Published in News
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 00:00

NAA’s Next Generation of Afterschool 2017

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.

Published in Awards/Recognition

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.

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