Executive Extra

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Leadership Quality Cannot Be Recycled

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.

Be cautious of the future.
For you know not what it holds.
But realize now that you have something great to offer.
So be excited!
Be alive!
Don't shrink away.
Because your leadership would be a terrible thing to waste, and
The qualities you have cannot be recycled.

Contributed by Heidi Ham, NAA's Vice President of Programs and Strategy, lover of leadership development and part-time poet.