Executive Extra

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

Research shows it: Quality afterschool programs make positive impacts on youth and well-prepared staff contribute to program quality.

Monday, 26 November 2018 17:04

Universal Resources: Partnerships That Work

The afterschool field is intertwined with many facets that make us one.

Afterschool programs provide essential services and enrichment through the 12th grade, in many school districts.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:03

Newfound Confidence: Batteries Not Included

At The Leadership Program, we've been honored and blessed to work with students all across New York City and beyond for more than 25 years. And sometimes, those students turn into our employees.

Help NAA learn about your opinions and experiences with social-emotional learning (SEL) in your before- and afterschool program(s) by participating in this online survey—you could even win some cash for you or your organization in return.

Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

The Systemic Disregard for Frontline Staff

As employees and human beings, staff members want to feel valuable and valued.

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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 10:49

4 Tips for Afterschool Program Cultivation

Whether your 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) program is funded for the foreseeable future or not, it can still be a challenge to expand on current program offerings or keep lights on due to budgetary limitations.

The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), the lead organization for the advancement of the afterschool professional, recently announced its Most Influential in Research and Evaluation 2018 honorees.

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Rural communities are diverse areas united by common strengths and struggles. With the support of John Deere, an America After 3PM report, The Growing Importance of Afterschool in Rural Communities, delved into the state of afterschool in rural areas. This special report specifically looked at how the areas' oft-underserved children spend their afterschool hours and how afterschool programs are helping them thrive.

Libraries provide a lifeline for teens, their families and communities across the nation by providing a safe and supervised space for adolescents to engage in creative, educational activities with caring adults and mentors. But a variety of significant developments point to a need for libraries to change in order to successfully meet the needs of today’s teens.

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