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