Advocacy is incredibly important for the afterschool field. Out-of-school time programs offer transforming benefits for youth, families and communities, and effective advocacy can help secure program futures.
Are you are interested in becoming a Certified Healthy Out-of-School Time Trainer? Do you live in Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada, Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee,Texas, Utah or Virginia? Complete the online application by Friday, September 29, 2017.
Earlier this month, NAA led a delegation of 22 afterschool leaders to Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia to explore child and youth development systems and meet with youth policy experts in these two countries.
Last May, NAA and SSI Out-of-School teamed up to offer a fun giveaway for three $500 vouchers for afterschool program supplies! Three lucky winners were randomly selected:
Food is the one afterschool and summer learning program component necessary for survival. Food security is something we deal with daily.
Afterschool professionals know the importance of one caring adult in the life of a child. Research and anecdotes show that knowledgeable and skilled staff are crucial to quality afterschool programs that result in positive youth outcomes; relationships between adults and youth are key.
For resource-constrained out-of-school time (OST) program providers and intermediary organizations, working with an expert external trainer or consultant for a short, high-leverage project can be a cost-effective way of building capacity
Have you heard of the "Summer Slide?" You probably have if you're a parent—and you most definitely have if you work in education.
Play is vital for our health and wellbeing—and there's no better place to play than our local parks and recreation facilities! This July, celebrate the power and importance of play with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) during Park and Recreation Month!
A few weeks ago, I wrote about my visit to our NAA storage facility to go through years and years of organizational files. With NAA's 30th anniversary coming up in 2018, I find myself spending more and more time thinking about how to honor the past of our work, while also looking toward the future.