Executive Extra

Monthly content focused on leadership exclusively for the Executive members of NAA.

Using Data to Strengthen Afterschool Systems

Thursday, 16 May 2019 12:11

How can cities use data to strengthen their afterschool programs?

In the Words of a Next Gen: Where Do I Go From Here?

Thursday, 16 May 2019 12:05

The recent Celebration of Leadership Reception at the 2019 National AfterSchool Association's Annual Convention in New York City brought together and lifted up those who have made significant contributions to the field of afterschool.

Reading Is a Way to Learn

Thursday, 16 May 2019 00:00

Development is not about luck.

A Celebration of Leadership: Ellen Gannett

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 16:25

Ellen Gannett of the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) was recently honored during the Celebration of Leadership Reception at the National AfterSchool Association Annual Convention.

KIT and NAA Partner to Support Disability Inclusion in Afterschool Programs

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 16:23

According to UNICEF, 1 out of every 20 children aged 14 or younger (93 million kids worldwide) is living with a moderate or severe disability, leading them to be marginalized and excluded from their schools or communities.

Committing to Health

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

Five years ago, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) embarked on a mission to change the way park and recreation agencies look at health and wellness during out-of-school time.

Leadership Quality Cannot Be Recycled

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 15:00

Teaching youth about poetry is a fun way to get their minds thinking creatively—but that doesn't mean poetry is only for youth. Heidi Ham, NAA's Vice President of Programs shares her own poem on the value of leadership in the field of afterschool.

How Can Creativity be Taught or Learned?

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:58

According to a new LinkedIn analysis of member profiles, creativity tops the chart of soft skills that employers are looking for.

Reduce Staff Burnout by Providing the Right Tool

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:57

An unmanageable workload and lack of clarity around roles are two of the main factors that lead to staff burnout. Too much work and not enough time; being hired to care for children, then spending hours copying data from paper to computer ...

Program Staff Are Our Most Valuable Asset—Act Accordingly

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 15:20

Program staff are an afterschool program's greatest asset, yet many programs do not budget adequately for staff development.

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