Executive Extra

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

Surviving and Thriving Together: A Decade of Progress

Thursday, 16 January 2020 09:00

As we enter a new decade, it's a time to reflect on the growth and success of the National Afterschool Association, our members, state affiliates, and the afterschool profession.

Addressing the Racial Leadership Gap in Afterschool

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 00:00

While efforts to professionalize the afterschool field have been underway for decades, limited attention has been paid to date on articulating a leadership pipeline or career ladders where emerging leaders can chart their professional goals and progression.

The Role of Connection in the Lives of Kids, Adults and Society

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 14:38

I love books. I love hearing authors read from, talk about or—in the case of nonfiction—demonstrate the practices from their books. It's especially powerful!

How to Be—and Create—Happy Campers at Work

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 15:20

Our screen-obsessed, competitive society makes it harder than ever to develop happy, thriving young people. But there are tried-and-true methods that can help.

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 15:18

This past summer, NAA's Executive member webinar series SEL for Kids Starts with the Adults dove into the reports that support SEL in afterschool, offered tips for choosing SEL curriculum, and guided leaders in how to assess their own emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) and determine next steps to grow.

The Science of Learning and Development in Afterschool Systems and Settings

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 17:41

Over time, there has been an increased value placed on supporting children and youth as a whole in out-of-school time settings, whether through research, policy, or practice.

Bechtel Foundation Awards Grant to NAA for Building the Capacity for Leaders of Color in Afterschool

Thursday, 07 November 2019 00:00

The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) has announced it's been awarded a grant from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation (the Foundation) to address a critical need—to develop and support leaders of color in afterschool.

SEL Afterschool: What We Know and How to Grow

Thursday, 10 October 2019 00:00

This past summer, NAA's Executive Member webinar series SEL for Kids Starts with the Adults dove into the reports that support SEL in afterschool, offered tips for choosing SEL curriculum, and guided leaders in how to assess their own emotional intelligence quotient and determine next steps to grow.

Landmark Report Offers Recommendations for Improving Quality, Equity and Effectiveness of Summer Programs

Thursday, 10 October 2019 14:39

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has released Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-Being for Children and Youth, a comprehensive report examining the state of the evidence on summer learning in America.

Understanding Outside-the-Box Thinking for Leaders

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 16:54

Thinking outside the box entails a process that involves the implementation of an unusual approach to logical thinking structure.

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