In selecting the 2014 Afterschool's Next Generation, the National AfterSchool Association sought to highlight emerging professionals who are active in the afterschool community—who possess passion, creativity, and a commitment to youth; who embrace professional development; who embody the NAA core competencies.
The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) has announced its list of the twenty-five most influential people in the afterschool community! The award recipients will be introduced in a special edition of AfterSchool Today magazine, this spring. “As nominations poured in from NAA members around the country, we focused our selection on those leaders whose service, research, and action influence and impact large numbers of children and families,” said Gina Warner, National AfterSchool Association executive director. “In so doing, these leaders bring positive attention and investment to the field of afterschool.”
The Flame of Inspiration Award was established in 2010 and first awarded to honor Judy Nee for her years of commitment to NAA and recognition of service as president and CEO. Awardees must be recognized leaders in the profession and have an extensive repertoire of intellectual contributions to the profession such as research work, published works, and service with educational institutions and professional associations.