Providing afterschool programs and organizations with a roadmap for creating quality environments in which young people thrive is important. That's why NAA and the Council on Accreditation are joining together to affirm the continuation of afterschool accreditation.
Presented by Gina Warner, President & CEO of the National Afterschool Association
October 20-21, 2017
California DREAM'n (Determination-Resilience-Empowerment-Achievement-Motivation)
It's back to school (and afterschool) for most of the United States, but in Texas, Hurricane Harvey has shuttered hundreds of school districts.
Recently, the NAA Expert Hub helped connect the United Way of el Paso County with two valuable trainers, resulting in a successful workshop on family engagement. Here's how:
Imagine the potential of empowering the 10.2 million children in afterschool programs with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, while providing them with opportunities to eat healthy and stay active.
Earlier this month, NAA led a delegation of 22 afterschool leaders to Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia to explore child and youth development systems and meet with youth policy experts in these two countries.
Did you know that The National Afterschool Association is a great resource for professional development supporting healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) in afterschool? A recent survey of the Afterschool Today magazine readers listed NAA as a place to get valuable resources and information to improve HEPA offerings and teaching practices.
Did you know that The National Afterschool Association is a great resource for STEM professional development? In a recent survey of the afterschool community, 98% of respondents listed NAA as a place to get valuable resources and information to improve STEM offerings and teaching practices.
People too often associate leadership with a status to be earned, or a title that bestows power. Certainly, under some circumstances, those definitions are accurate. But I like to think of leadership differently.
Out-of-school time providers are in a unique position to support or hinder healthy eating and physical activity for youth.