Executive Extra

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

Monday, 26 July 2021 12:33

Stories That Shape Us: Joy Deal

NAA's "Stories That Shape Us" series shines a spotlight on the authentic stories and varying career paths of the afterschool profession. Told from the perspectives of NAA members themselves, each story is unique and highlights the differences but also the commonalities of the dedicated professionals serving youth around the country in out-of-school time today.

NAA's "Stories That Shape Us" series shines a spotlight on the authentic stories and varying career paths of the afterschool profession. Told from the perspectives of NAA members themselves, each story is unique and highlights the differences but also the commonalities of the dedicated professionals serving youth around the country in out-of-school time today.

For over 30 years, NAA has fostered positive youth outcomes by supporting, developing and advocating for afterschool professionals and leaders.

Coordinated afterschool systems provide high-quality programs to youth who stand to benefit most. A new report from The Wallace Foundation finds that more than three-quarters cities with afterschool coordination studied since 2013 were still coordinating in 2020. This suggests the value large cities have placed on afterschool coordination, even before the pandemic.

NAA's "Stories That Shape Us" series shines a spotlight on the authentic stories and varying career paths of the afterschool profession. Told from the perspectives of NAA members themselves, each story is unique and highlights the differences but also the commonalities of the dedicated professionals serving youth around the country in out-of-school time today.

What are the books that have helped you grow both personally and professionally over the course of your career? Recently, Gina Warner, President and CEO, NAA, hosted a conversation with NAA Executive members examining this question.

Thursday, 24 June 2021 13:42

Stories That Shape Us: Elaine Metcalf

NAA's "Stories That Shape Us" series shines a spotlight on the authentic stories and varying career paths of the afterschool profession. Told from the perspectives of NAA members themselves, each story is unique and highlights the differences but also the commonalities of the dedicated professionals serving youth around the country in out-of-school time today.

I grew up in a rural town. My parents were super strict and held many traditionally conservative values. From an early age, I remember feeling different from family and friends in a way that I couldn't quite articulate, but I sensed that it wasn't safe to explore or examine my identity.

NAA's "Stories That Shape Us" series shines a spotlight on the authentic stories and varying career paths of the afterschool profession. Told from the perspectives of NAA members themselves, each story is unique and highlights the differences but also the commonalities of the dedicated professionals serving youth around the country in out-of-school time today.

The new podcast series by The Wallace Foundation shares findings and early lessons from a RAND Corporation study of our Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI).

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