Tuesday, 01 September 2020 09:19

Turn Up the Music and Dance!

How OST providers can include the arts in virtual or in-person programs and why it matters.

In the recent Let's Talk the Future of Afterschool conversation, Gina Warner, President and CEO, NAA, was joined by Jessica Newman, Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research, and Ebony Grace, Director of Partnerships and Quality Initiatives, NJSACC, NAA Board of Directors, where the topic of strengthening social and emotional support for adults and young people for reopening and beyond was addressed.

We spend our days helping students understand they matter and they can make a lasting impact on their communities and the world. But the success of students starts with us living it.

Published in Executive Extra

Congress is back from its late summer recess, so it's a good time for an update on federal policy related to social and emotional learning (SEL), especially the learning that happens when school has just begun and young people are looking forward to new opportunities to grow, learn and have fun.

SEL Web

The Afterschool Guide to SEL is a compilation of a variety of resources to help afterschool professionals better understand SEL, the competencies and the role SEL plays within afterschool programs.

Published in Static Pages
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 00:00

SEL Starts with YOU at NAA19!

Young people across the nation are experiencing the many benefits the integration of social-emotional learning (SEL) into afterschool.

After many years of debate within the education world, a growing movement dedicated to the social, emotional, and academic well-being of children is reshaping learning and changing lives across America.

It's no secret that things are, well ... a bit off these days. In our current social, cultural and political climates, we're witnessing a shift in attitude.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:51

SEL in OST: The Key to Whole Student Success

When I sat down to write an article for the NAA Newsletter—which I flag in my inbox, read religiously and forward to others—I found myself unsure where to start.

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:37

What Were You Thinking?

"I can't believe you did that!"

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