AfterSchool of Thought

Welcome to the "AfterSchool of Thought," a blog series for those with products and offerings for afterschool programs and the professionals who work in the field.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 10:48

The State of Afterschool 2018

Spring 2017 was an uneasy time for Gina Warner and her team at the National AfterSchool Association (NAA).

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Out-of-school time program leaders are experts at scheduling and planning for part-time programming. That's what you do best! But what happens when a full day of programming is needed?

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00

The Power of Afterschool Now!

Everywhere, there's news of violence. Youth and community lives are valuable and deserve more than our reactive reassurances. As afterschool professionals and leaders, when do we say "enough"?

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Applications are being accepted for the spring 2018 session of the NAA Next Generation Leadership Institute (NGLI).

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For the past decade or so, STEM topics have been among the top priorities in education, and for good reason. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are all subjects students need to understand as we move forward into our increasingly technological future.

Friday, 10 November 2017 07:00

Why Do Millennials (Unfairly) Get a Bad Rap?

I'M SUCH A MILLENNIAL. Really.

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

Today's Joint Support of Program Quality

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.

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 08:52

Raising the Barre for Arts Programs

Multidisciplinary afterschool programs can create and manage high-quality arts programs reflecting practices used by exemplary programs that specialize in the arts, according to a new study funded by The Wallace Foundation.

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