Executive Extra

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

Amazing Things Kids Say That Will Help Your Leadership

Friday, 13 July 2018 09:10

A recent New York Times article reported that when asked to draw a leader, both male and female executives generally drew a man.

Journal of Youth Development: Call for Youth Submissions

Friday, 13 July 2018 09:02

The Journal of Youth Development (JYD) is issuing a companion call for youth submissions for a special issue designed to expand the dialogue on immigrant, refugee and border youth in the United States by bringing multiple voices and perspectives of researchers, practitioners and youth to the forefront.

Boost Staff STEM Skills Through Virtual Coaching

Monday, 18 June 2018 13:48

This fall marks the first time that cohorts of afterschool leaders will learn how to coach their own staff in seeing, recording and practicing vital skills needed for effective STEM facilitation.

Afterschool and Summer Learning

Monday, 18 June 2018 10:02

The National League of Cities has announced a new set of tools to promote afterschool and summer learning.

Support Kids Less Than Queso? Don’t Think So.

Monday, 18 June 2018 09:57

Part of my job at NAA is to communicate the importance of quality.

Positive Youth Development and the Camp Experience

Sunday, 13 May 2018 20:51

The National AfterSchool Association and the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents have recently published their first double issue of the Journal of Youth Development.

How-to Guide to Interns

Sunday, 13 May 2018 20:45

Still not comfortable with the reality of millennials in the workplace? You may get your mind blown by the Generation Z cohort—your next class of interns. According to Forbes, Generation Z made up 25 percent of the U.S. population in 2015, making them a larger cohort than baby boomers or millennials.

Drop the ‘After,’ ‘Expanded’ or ‘Extended.’ We’re Educators.

Monday, 16 April 2018 10:40

When I first started at WINGS eight years ago, I spent the first few months at each of our afterschool programs in Charleston, South Carolina.

This We Believe

Friday, 13 April 2018 10:06

In the 1950s, acclaimed journalist Edward R. Murrow hosted a radio show titled This I Believe.

Transforming Staff into Leaders in Out-of-School Time

Friday, 13 April 2018 10:02

Transformational leaders inspire their followers through relationships and are characterized by positivity, a focus on developing their followers, and transparent communication.

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