WHO | Corporate leadership who invest in the afterschool landscape and understand the return on investment when actively participating in the development of our future workforce.
WHAT | Working with key leadership in the departments of Education, Community Engagement, Corporate Social Responsibility and/or Human resources, Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) members serve as critical corporate champions for the National Afterschool Association (“NAA”) and the broader field of afterschool. Members of the Corporate Advisory Board assist NAA by providing professional expertise; connections to local, national and International corporate resources, colleagues or peers; philanthropic support, and other forms of needed assistance as identified.
The CAB focuses on six key areas of afterschool programs, they include:
- Communication & Media
- Health & Nutrition
- Hospitality & Restaurant
- Play & Creativity
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
WHY | Children spend less than 20% of their day in a classroom. Afterschool provides significant hours of opportunity to expand the academic, social and physical development of children. Over ten million young people are in afterschool programs. By participating on the CAB, members will have the opportunity to network with peers across a variety of industry sectors and companies while investing in our youth and—more importantly—our future workforce. Through this distinguished board of advisors, members will have the unique access to key opportunities to reach youth, change lives, and impact futures outside of classroom time.
- To attract corporate leadership who share an interest in corporate investment in youth outside of the classroom.
- To host briefings with our corporate partners on topics critical to workforce preparedness and providing family friendly environments.
- To increase corporate dollars creating and expanding opportunities for young people in afterschool and to increase the quality of afterschool programs and providers.
CURRENT CAB MEMBERS
Allison Knox Director, Education Policy & Programs
Laura Kreuzer Corporate Director, Youth Sales
Cedar Fair Entertainment
Yvette Lattof Director, FACE/LI Marketing Education
Syndy Lynch Chair, Director of Sales Operations
Amy Namamoto Sr. Vice President for Corporate Partnerships
Jennifer Nash Head of Education Impact
LEGO Education US
Kate Sheerin Public Policy & Government Relations
Stacey Ullrich Head of Global Philanthropy
CURRENT CAB PARTNERS
Steven Balkam Founder & CEO
Family Online Safety Institute
Ed Desmond Executive Vice President, External Affairs
Stephen Jordan Chairman and CEO
The Institute for Sustainable Development
Anna Yudina Director, Marketing Initiatives
Kim Fortunato Director, Healthy Communities
Partner Members and Honorary Advisors